Originally Posted by Thunderspark
Down below doesn't seem like it's giving advice but being snitty...
Another snitty one.....I will be snitty too, breaking is spelt this way....
How can a person learn if someone can't ask?
I'm sorry if I was "snitty". The question was kind of dumb, in my opinion (short, terse, and no background information on horse or rider given at all). Obviously she did not think through her training, or choose to research any sort of training prior to getting on the horse - which could of easily bucked her off if it wasn't an amicable animal. As someone who is looking forward to breaking her own horse next year, the answer is both right off the top of my head, and also many hundred pages of groundwork and foundation work.
There's a difference between asking for answers to the test because you didn't do your homework; vs. doing your homework and asking questions because a concept isn't clear to you. There is very little conceptualization in this question, which utterly defeats the amount of finesse and purpose that goes into training a horse to be ridden. I consider myself very "prepared" because I did my homework for my horse, work with trainers, and have the personal experience to work a horse from the ground up. If you have to ask such a question, you are very much not
prepared, which is exactly what I pointed out.