Originally Posted by Iseul
Just ask. If she knows you're a horse noob she should understand that maybe you want to learn something here and there.
Maybe she has a reason, maybe she's crazy. Won't know until you ask.
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I really don't want to find out if she's crazy.
I want to live in ignorance for a bit longer. We don't have another barn to move to.
As long as she isn't teaching my daughter to look down, I'm okay with it for now.
I just wanted to doublecheck here whether there's this "super relaxed / half asleep" reining fad. She was super active during the rest of the lesson, so I don't think she was falling asleep for real there.
Some trainers are better trainers than riders. I played tennis as a kid, and my coach couldn't play at all, but she was considered the best coach in the region and her students were consistently winning.