05-27-2011, 06:58 PM
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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!