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post #11 of 24 Old 10-21-2012, 07:59 PM
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Riding class? Why are you driving 5 hours to go to lessons? Don't you have any instructors closer?

Your lesson sounds like fun to me, although I definitely wouldn't ride a 2 year old like your sister did, let alone for 2 hours work of lessons.

I guess I am confused about the whole situation.
hi :) just want to clarify something. I'm taking my 2yro to the class (not lesson ya'll) before this one. The class I have her in is actually supposed to be geared towards training young horses. That's why we're in it, because we, sis and I, enjoy learning different techniques, and we combine them with other techniques or we incorperate them into something else, because, at least in my experience, it works really well.
However, we had missed a class and the teacher asked us to stay behind. I had thought we would just be expected to work at practicing what we've been working on, and I had planned to go at a slow pace, with lots of breaks. Because not only is my paint young, but I also don't want to overheat her brain and I want her to have time to process what she learns.

I did not expect us to participate in the next class. He told us we would have to do spins and rollbacks, and then he rode away. Without even telling us what steps he wanted us to do to teach our horses these, in 20 minutes by the way.

I have been working with my paint on her repsonses, so she listens to me, and I had memorized the pattern, which is why we did the pattern perfectly. I did however ask her to lope, and after I realized how tired she was, I trotted the rest. Which I was told I should have loped it. I smiled and said 'okay'

I see some people say to loosen up and have fun, but this was not a time when you should loosen up. This was a bad combination: tired horses, new information/moves, lack of explanation of execution,

But I do agree with you, that had I loped her, it would have been bad for my paint. As it is i'm not happy about having her trot the pattern. And I will not be putting her back into a situation like this again. and as it is, I have lost a big chuck of respect I had for this teacher.

The only reason my paint lasted as long as she did, is because i do not rider her during the week. And she didn't need very much practice in the previous class because she's pretty much got it down :)

But no, never again will she be put into something like this. And if the teacher asks to have me stay late again I will straight out say 'no, my horse has worked today, she is young, and I repsect her more than that, to push her to towards the put of breaking." and then i'll walk away to my trailer, pack up, load up, and leave.

[nothing here is said in an aggressive way, some strong feelings when comes to what happened, but i'm not trying to attack anyone. Bolding is to emphasize my points :) ]

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post #12 of 24 Old 10-21-2012, 08:27 PM
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It is getting harder and harder to take you as two supposedly separate members/people when you consistently seem to "forget" to log in/out of your respective accounts wyomingsissy & thepaintgirl
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post #13 of 24 Old 10-21-2012, 08:32 PM
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OK-so lesson learned, and hopefully you will not be put in this situation again. If you are, understand you have the right, for your safety as well as the well being of your horse to say "no thank you". I have done it when I feel overmatched or know that whatever is asked is something that would not be good, physically or mentally for one of my horses. Noone can MAKE you do anything. Teacher or no. As long as you are respectful-decline. If they want to discuss it, let them know it is not open for discussion, at least not now while others are trying to learn. If they would like to talk later-fine, but you will not be doing X,Y Z in the meantime. I have done this in lessons and clinics when I felt overchallenged. After all-your horse, your $$............
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post #14 of 24 Old 10-21-2012, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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It is getting harder and harder to take you as two supposedly separate members/people when you consistently seem to "forget" to log in/out of your respective accounts wyomingsissy & thepaintgirl
As far as I know, it has only happened once in a past topic. The post by WyomingSissy, was by WyomingSissy. What happens is we switch between laptops, and forget who is still signed in.

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post #15 of 24 Old 10-21-2012, 08:39 PM
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It is getting harder and harder to take you as two supposedly separate members/people when you consistently seem to "forget" to log in/out of your respective accounts wyomingsissy & thepaintgirl

Well that's probably going to come up then, since we share a room, and sometimes laptops, cause we have two, but sometimes another family member is using one. I don't generally log out because its easier to just jump on and check. That and I forget passwords haha

But yeah, this comes up on alot of stuff, but that's just cause of how we are I guess. Mostly cause we share pretty much everything.
That and people tend to jump to conclusions and supsect others quite frequently. But not I don't usually 'forget' I just don't really care if she's on my account. You'll notice though that i've been on here longer, cause she used to use HGS, and I liked this one. But now she's crossed over :)

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post #16 of 24 Old 10-22-2012, 03:50 PM
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[QUOTE=franknbeans;1727031]We are talking a college class. Perhaps the instructor wanted to see if the riders had the sense to adapt what was asked to the abilities of their horses. Just a thought, rather than trying to force a horse who doesn't know better to do something like that. The coaches I know are pretty sympathetic to the horses ability and make their riders judge that and ride accordingly. Kind of like that trick question on a test. There to see how you handle it. [/Qoute


I didn't think about it like that. You may be right.
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post #17 of 24 Old 10-22-2012, 04:10 PM
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Part of college is to teach you to think independently........

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post #18 of 24 Old 10-22-2012, 04:27 PM
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Maybe it wouldn't have been such an ordeal if you hadn't chosen to skip class.

Perhaps the instructor was POed because you ditched.

I wouldn't be riding a 2 yo at all... let alone in a couple of classes.

But that's just me.
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post #19 of 24 Old 10-22-2012, 08:09 PM
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I agree with the above poster. It might have to do with your skipping class and showing up unprepared (sans bridle). The professor felt disrespected and may have taken it out on you and your horse. Did you mention your intention to miss class prior to missing it?
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post #20 of 24 Old 10-22-2012, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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I agree with the above poster. It might have to do with your skipping class and showing up unprepared (sans bridle). The professor felt disrespected and may have taken it out on you and your horse. Did you mention your intention to miss class prior to missing it?
Yes, we informed him that we would not be there that day for class. We have also always been very respectful to this guy

If he did take his anger out on us and our horses then clearly he is not capable of properly teaching this class or any equestrian class. Not trying to be disresepctful but someone like that shouldn't be involved with students and horses.

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