Ugh, can you guys come counsel a little girl I have been helping get more ride time between lessons! She rode at a lesson barn for over a year, foot is home in the stirrup, leg swings, refuses to work without stirrups on a GAITED horse, and leans way to far forward! Unfortunately the lesson barn where she has been riding is now is starting to let her jump! I thought I was being mean when I said you have to work without stirrups a lot, before you will really be ready to do that safely, but a friend of mine who worked at another lesson barn said she has the same standards for her kids. So if any of you are tweens and have any advice on how to convey this to a peer, I would love the help! It's harder to create good habits when bad ones have been allowed for a year now.
Troubled TB ~"A thorn by any other name will prick just as deep." @-'--,---