Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Olds, AB Canada
My old trainer NEVER even talked about jumping... I have asked her tons of times that I want to jump... I have also asked her TONS of time that I want ENGLISH riding lessons... In an Actual English saddle... Still NO..
(Same trainer is the 4H leader)
I Signed up for 4H and chose English Horsemanship. We get to pick two disiplines, I chose Dressage and Jumping, but of course, she wouldn't let me go into jumping.. So she put me Road Hack....
Now, I got into Olds College and have to do a riding test. I haven't had a lesson from her since middle of December. It started warming up a bit and she STILL wouldn't give me a lesson...
So... I changed trainers. I now go to a nice Lady who puts me in an English saddle to do english! I also now take lessons from a Western trainer and we do Reining :)
I actually haven't been happier since I ditched her!
So, do what YOU want to do. Ask whyy swont let you jump or ask the other why you can't sit the canter?
Horses are scared of two things... Things that move and things that don't.