Originally Posted by MIEventer
It's just.....*sigh* why can't these people just learn to use themselves accordingly, to achieve the goals they want? Why can't people just stop, relax and take their time?? Use themselves instead of gadgets.
I know we are getting a bit off track but this right here... I blame "trainers". I've always argued that there is a difference between a trainer and an instructor. In my opinion, an instructor can teach the rider to look pretty and has basic knowledge of how to achieve specific goals. A trainer...TRAINS both the horse and the rider.
I think so many people call themselves trainers and the students trust them 100% and never question. They are told to use these things but not why and so they take this instruction as the gospel and they do just as you said. GO BACKWARDS. It happened to me. Happens to a lot of people and the sad thing is, until you are there, you don't know it's happening. And until you become knowledgeable enough to stop and ask questions like why am I using this and what is it doing for me and how can I do it differently... (I just lost my train of thought