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post #31 of 42 Old 03-18-2012, 11:49 AM
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she is better than me but she pulls it off as just being a no it all. She is kind of smug. She talks about me like i am a horse. like the other day she said that she could boss me around and that if i were a horse she would be all over me. Its really annoying, also yesterday I was about to lease my lesson horse and when we got there she surprised us by saying that we had to pay her another 100 dollars before I could get Jake. Also on my second lesson I asked her opinion on getting my own horse she plainly said "Don't you would kill it" I have been riding for 7 or 8 years!
Sounds to me like she's a kid with a big head. I agree that 90% of trainers aren't nice, because they are there to teach you and make you successful. But to disrespect you and talk to you like you're some kind of dog is ridiculous. I'd get out of there in a heart beat.
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post #32 of 42 Old 03-18-2012, 12:33 PM
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There is a difference between getting a trainer who is going to push you to make you a better rider and ones that push to hard and destroy your confidence :( I've been there! It makes to not look forward to going to lessons.

Horses are scared of two things... Things that move and things that don't.
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post #33 of 42 Old 03-19-2012, 06:21 AM
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Anyone know how to quietly suggest to an instructor that I want to jump?
Hey instructor, what do you think I need to be ready to start jumping low cross rails?

See, it's really simple to be direct and to the point.
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post #34 of 42 Old 03-19-2012, 11:56 AM
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You guys need to have a discussion about your goals and expectations of each other.
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post #35 of 42 Old 03-20-2012, 12:18 AM
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She probably think you are ready for jumping yet. If you are taking lessons you would hope she's a pro. ;)

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post #36 of 42 Old 03-20-2012, 12:23 AM
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she is better than me but she pulls it off as just being a no it all. She is kind of smug. She talks about me like i am a horse. like the other day she said that she could boss me around and that if i were a horse she would be all over me. Its really annoying, also yesterday I was about to lease my lesson horse and when we got there she surprised us by saying that we had to pay her another 100 dollars before I could get Jake. Also on my second lesson I asked her opinion on getting my own horse she plainly said "Don't you would kill it" I have been riding for 7 or 8 years!
You definately should get out of that place right now. How old is she anyways?

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post #37 of 42 Old 01-09-2013, 05:01 PM
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i am of the lucky few! my riding instructor is one of the sweetest people i know!... as long as im not screwing up too bad hahahahahaha i have been riding for nine years now and have jumped up to 4 6 with my horse but if i push for something like jumping with my new horse that wasnt ready when i first asked she steals my stirrups and has me trot over poles. she then asks "how are you liking your jumping today?" shes like a mother sister bestfreind all rolled into one when im on the ground though! :)
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post #38 of 42 Old 01-10-2013, 02:26 PM
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Usually instructors have a reason! Mine was because my horse wasn't ready for it, even though I jumped him 4ft multiple times. Patience is a virtue!
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post #39 of 42 Old 01-10-2013, 03:52 PM
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I think I may start my own business, teaching riding. I could fill a valuable niche. Of course, students would have to pay me $75/hr lesson, because my style would be so unique.

This will be the format:

1 - The student rides the horse and does what she wants.

2 - I'll have a tape playing over and over. The tape will be of me saying, "Wow! You are an incredible rider! I wish I could ride that well!"

3 - Meanwhile, I'll surf the 'net with my headphones on.

But I'll want payment in advance, in case the student gets hurt from doing something stupid. I don't plan to look away from my computer until the 60 minute timer goes off. My contract with the parent will be that they assume all liability because I don't intend to teach squat or show any concern for the student's health or well-being.

I think I could make a small fortune...
Sorry, that is already being done. There was a woman here many long years ago that did just that. She did make a fortune but ended up having to pay a lot of that back in legal fees when students were getting seriously hurt because of her "casual teaching styles" The kids however, loved her. Who doesn't like to hear they have "natural talent" and "excell way past most riders" even though they have only been on a horse a hand full of times. Man I didn't like that woman at all, so many people would go to her thinking she was a miracle trainer. Ugh!
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post #40 of 42 Old 01-10-2013, 04:17 PM
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Sorry, that is already being done. There was a woman here many long years ago that did just that. She did make a fortune but ended up having to pay a lot of that back in legal fees when students were getting seriously hurt because of her "casual teaching styles" The kids however, loved her. Who doesn't like to hear they have "natural talent" and "excell way past most riders" even though they have only been on a horse a hand full of times. Man I didn't like that woman at all, so many people would go to her thinking she was a miracle trainer. Ugh!
It gets even better when there's more money, higher octane horses and high level competition in the mix.
I love the people who have a "great lessons" which consist of doing trick after trick after trick, and then SURPRISE the horse is dead lame within a year. And when they go to shows, the horse is not collected, connected or even round, the rider is pulling, half to stay on and half to control the horse. Then they show way above what they are capable of (but can do the tricks), and it's the judge's fault they couldn't crack 55% on their imported, quarter million dollar WB.

My favorite is Uta Graf's freestyle on Le Noir, she shows a collected walk, transition to piaffe, 15 perfect, clear steps, and then transition right into extended walk. That to me exemplifies what dressage training is about, not doing tricks. However it's always the coaches who allow their students to progress too fast to doing the tricks, or jumping, and praise them like there is no tomorrow that are the "best" and who everyone loves. The coaches who get results and push and don't give you freebies are the ones who are "mean" or "hard" and have only a few very dedicated students, but end up with the majority of prizes at the shows, and the accolades of the judges.

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