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        05-27-2011, 01:55 PM
    Green Broke
    She's not riding in an arena, which is all rather silly. Headgear does not a trainer make, and a trainer that can only get results in an arena probably has holes in their own training.

    You have misunderstood me. I replied that double she should be riding with a helmet since she is on a new horse in an open field, and yes it is each riders choice to ride with or without a helmet, untill they get on your horse, then it is your problem.
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        05-27-2011, 05:41 PM
    Wow, she really did a great job for one lesson!
        05-27-2011, 05:56 PM
    Looking good MM! Jynx is adorable :)
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        05-27-2011, 06:11 PM
    Taffy - you're completely missing the point here...the helmet means nothing to anyone but the person who is wearing it. Drop it.

    I'll be having this trainer put some rides on Eve as well, MM and I have gone to watch this trainer at shows and in lessons of her own with the top level coach in our area - trained her leased ex-cow pony Trakhenner up to 3rd or 4th level dressage in the last 4 months. I for one an THOROUGHLY impressed with her understanding of the horse mind, how it learns, and the retention of training in the horses she works with. Helmet or not, I'm thrilled she's working with Jynx and Eve - only good things will come of it.
        05-27-2011, 06:29 PM
    Green Broke
    I was wondering why you got all whipped up about what I wrote. You are patronizing this trainer. I hope your homeowners insurance is up tp date.
        05-27-2011, 06:44 PM
    Well I for one won't be patronizing this trainer as i'm in a different country - yet I still think it was totally innapropriate to say what you did in this thread; Where the OP is simply sharing photos of her horse, AND asked for no critique of the rider.

    MM - Jynx looks fabulous! I'm so glad you found someone who you mesh with. I'm currently looking for someone to take lessons with on Lucy, and it is SO HARD to find exactly what I want! I'm travelling about two hours on Tuesday to take a lesson with one guy and see if I like him :(

    Hopefully Jynx just keeps improving!
        05-27-2011, 07:58 PM
    Green Broke
    The boarding barn is insured, the trainer has insurance, the BO has insurance and we have insurance. I'm not concerned. It's her choice to wear a helmet, and I certainly have better things to busy her time with then informing her some nobody online thinks her choice of wearing a helmet or not somehow affects her ability to train. The top Dressage trainer/coach in the province doesn't wear one either, would you like to come on down and inform her of your gospel opinion about how helmet wearing affects training ability?

    Thanks guys. I am definitely aiming for some low level Dressage shows this fall or next year. I don't think Dressage will become the focus of my all my goals, but nobody can deny this wonderful opportunity. I simply can't afford most lessons/training on any sort of regular basis, at least not ones of the caliber I'm looking for. This is someone with a lot of experience and a lot of feel for horses who's basically charging what every other yokel around here charges.

    She's also trained/coached by MY old Dressage coach (the one I was a working student for before she was divorced and lost the farm, top Dressage coach in Manitoba), so I know I like where she's getting HER info from.

    I'll be having this trainer put a few rides on her first, I've been ordered to start lunging her in side reins daily to really get her to stop fighting and working properly, and then hopefully once we even Jynx out a bit, I can start lessons. I think I may invest in some lessons on one of the schoolmasters on the farm first, it seems like a better route!

        05-27-2011, 10:29 PM
    Wow, what a good first ride! I would have this gal out on my mare anytime...the proof of her ability is definitely in the photos; SHE CAN RIDE!!!

    I am excited for you MM!!
        05-29-2011, 07:08 PM
    Love these pics!!! Good luck on getting her in shape!
        05-29-2011, 09:41 PM
    Green Broke
    I am SO stoked, Jynx was amazing today. I hoped on her briefly only to try a saddle (in a twisted bout of fate I've found a saddle that fits her PERFECT for a low price, only catch is it's a 16.5" and my butt is a very resounding 17.5" right now so time to lose weight!) and she was amazing - immediately reaching for the contact, not pitching a fit, content to do as I asked her.

    I ended up lunging her with side reins and I SERIOUSLY love this new barn. I have never lunged a calm, relaxed and happy Jynx before. She didn't lean on me once, didn't pull on me once, kept a perfect steady trotting circle, and barely ever tightened up the line. She fought the side reins a bit, and finally seemed to understand her release was coming from lowing her head.

    Right now the plan is for the trainer to ride her once a week on Thursdays, and I will be lunging her several days a week in side reins to really "kick start" her education. Hopefully at that time we can assess and I can begin taking lessons on her.

    I'm also looking for a part boarder under the condition they MUST take 4 lessons a month with Jynxy's trainer/coach. I really don't care if I don't find one, but Shay-la found one for Eve under those same conditions so it would essentially allow for twice the training without increasing costs.

    We are aiming for a fun Dressage show in October. The same one me and Jynx went in last October and got 7th place in (out of about 10 or 11?) and I can't remember our score, I have the test so it will be fun to compare!

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