mean riding instructor
I'm not sure if i'm being too thin-skinned or sensitive... but
I recently moved to MA, and found a new barn to ride at; only problem is the instructor makes the whole lesson completely unenjoyable. I had a bad fall two years back, and haven't cantered since. When I explained how I was nervous to canter since my accident, she went, "whining won't make you a better rider. Buck up!" At the end of the lesson, she told me I was not cut out to be a rider.
I drove home in tears. Should I buck up as she said, or find a new place? I work several shifts a week to afford my lessons, and I feel for the money it should be enjoyable, but I want other's opinion if I'm being a wuss.
I have a severe anxiety disorder so I probably take things more personally than others would, and have a harder time taking nasty and negative comments.