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tealamutt 01-31-2010 09:43 PM

whee! new trainer!
Just sharing my extreme excitement after having my first lesson with my new trainer. She's got a lot of experience with jumping and is completely on the same page as me as far as my goals (which basically consist of riding my horse correctly and not killing myself as I learn to jump!).

I had absolutely the best ride ever, and Tanner enjoyed the heck out of himself too. She solved at least 3 of the major problems I have been trying to work on with him, of course by correcting what I was doing wrong (I always assume it's me, the Mr. is so well trained). For anyone who is working on riding alone, I really think having lessons with a trainer you click with is about the best thing you can do for yourself and your horse. WHEE! I am still giddy over having our best, most collected canter we have ever had together.

MIE- I think she loves GM as much as you, so I'm pretty excited to be riding with someone who is so into being an effective rider.

ilovestitch 01-31-2010 09:51 PM

Congrats! Im happy you had a good ride! Keep us updated on how your lessons keep going!

Klassic Superstar 01-31-2010 10:23 PM

Hey I tottaly can relate last wensday I had the best lesson with my new trainer who I have had for about 2 months now and My horse was just amazing and she loves my horse and praises both of us so well. She is amazing! I agree with all you say, Congrats on the good find and best of luck with you are your very cute horse!

Wallaby 01-31-2010 10:44 PM

That's awesome! Congratulations!
I'd love to find a trainer around here that could actually help me instead of just tell me "oh, you're a great rider! Just practice what you're doing!" Geez. Hahahaha

Do you mind if I ask how you found your trainer? Word of mouth? The phonebook? Just to give me ideas of where to look if I haven't already. =)

tealamutt 02-01-2010 01:01 AM

She's a classmate of mine. The great thing about vet school is that there are tons of horsey girls there (two girls in the class below me were both on the young riders circuit) but the bad thing is that most of the horsey girls are super snobby and awful. The girl that is training me did lots of hunter/jumper and for the level I am at she is absolutely wonderful. I think she said it was between a career as a trainer and vet school for her so this way she gets a little of both. Plus, students are super broke so the lessons are cheap. I know that doesn't really help you out much, but maybe you have classmates or co-workers who can at least be your eyes on the ground and shout things like "you're collapsing your shoulder, is there money on the ground?, outside rein, OUTSIDE rein!"... you can see how my lesson went huh? But that is what I need because I cannot see or feel that I am doing these things yet!

tealamutt 02-01-2010 01:08 AM


Originally Posted by Klassic Superstar (Post 538964)
I agree with all you say, Congrats on the good find and best of luck with you are your very cute horse!

aww, thanks. I think he's pretty fancy too. He's from your neck of the woods- got him from Archway in Bothell after they donated him to my school. Maybe you know the barn?

HorseLuva97 02-01-2010 09:32 AM

congrats! glas you like your new trainer, its always harder to rider if you and your trainer are a bad fit

flamingauburnmustang 02-07-2010 08:09 AM

Yay you! The nice thing about a trainer is that you now don't have to rely on teaching yourself...and you know that you will be getting the proper help you would need to advance. Congrats again! :grin:

1dog3cats17rodents 02-08-2010 08:13 PM


gypsygirl 02-08-2010 10:10 PM

yay ! thats awesome =]

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