Originally Posted by Chella
Why is everyone attacking her for not wanting to use a crop. At the end of the day a "trainer" is just an employee who works for you. They are her horses and she gets the last word on how they are trained. Yes she may switch tainers. I don't think it matters how good a rider you are or what level you compete at you can always learn.
A trainer is a mentor, not an employee. You look to them for guidance and education in an area that you have little knowledge of. You pay this mentor in exchange for his or her time, because there are other things that this person could be doing....like riding their own horse.
You want an employee? Hire a personal assistant.