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post #11 of 19 Old 04-03-2009, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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the instructor was being really nice about it. If I were her I would've been screaming! She's just like, "If you're leaning on him like that, how's he supposed to jump? Sit up all the way and try to get your heel down" and just let her try again until she got it. [never happened. =P]
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post #12 of 19 Old 04-03-2009, 10:42 PM
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Personally - if the instructor didn't stop her, then she was as much as fault as the girl riding. It sounds like the girl was not ready for that level of jumping and might need to go back to some of the basics first and it is the instructor's duty to say so, IMO.

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post #13 of 19 Old 04-04-2009, 10:47 AM
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I agree with Cat, the instructor has a duty to do something there. And this could happen in any discipline. I cou;d imagne it happening with a reining or cutting horse too easily.

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yeah, i do agree; you're right, she should've done something. But yelling would've startled the horses and made the girl feel pressured, so she wouldn't of wanting to try again, and she was trying to talk her through it as best as she could.. But if I were her I would've grabbed that horse, forced her off, and told her to take him back to the barn.
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post #15 of 19 Old 04-22-2009, 05:07 PM
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I agree with everything everyone has been saying, and I also agree with whoever (sorry, too lazy to go back and check) said that they hate it when people blame it on the horse! It is hardly ever the horse's fault- usually the rider did something that messed the horse up, not the other way around.
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post #16 of 19 Old 04-22-2009, 05:34 PM
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And you wonder why lesson horses go sour and aren't good for the more advanced riders.
The whole "beginner in the wrong class" thing happened to me too. I honestly have NO idea why this girl was in our lesson. Constantly leaning on the horses neck(like she was in 2-point the entire lesson) heels up, couldn't get the horse to canter. Thankfully the instructor moved her.

I find that female instructors aren't as harsh as male instuctors, maybe that's why she didn't say anything?
Thats why I like my instuctor because he says it like it is........and lets us jump high haha.
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post #17 of 19 Old 04-22-2009, 06:01 PM
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Lol, my trainer certainly doesn't hold back! She can even be a bit too harsh, but it really makes you WANT to earn her respect. OTOH, when she's at a week long horse show or something, the sub instructor is sooooo nice. I just want to yell "tell me what I'm doing wrong!"
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post #18 of 19 Old 04-22-2009, 11:59 PM
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Unfortunately I see this all the time at horse shows.

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post #19 of 19 Old 04-24-2009, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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One of our instructors just SCREAMS at you if she sees something wrong. She's more of a horse person, haha.
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