Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Eastern Ontario
My Coach Is A Stereotype
A good family friend of mine has been coming out to help with the horses. I love her method of teaching and have been making a lot of progress under her guidance. I now have a big problem with her. She stereotypes everything about western riding. My posture, my leg placement, blah, blah, blah. She even blamed my western saddle on the fact that Nelly (An OTSB) rushes into her stall. I can see how riding western for so long may have had a little bit to do with how I sit in an English saddle today, but come on. Yeah, I find her comments a little offensive, but I've never said anything to her about it. Not sure if I should. My mums horse is showing signs of stiff stifles, so I've been cantering her and galloping her straight lines, and I have to say, it's heck of a lot of fun considering that I never liked to ride her. She hates to ... eh move. And my mum mentioned to my coach that I've been enjoying it. And this is what she said about that. "Ugh, western pleasure, the F***ers." I'm not exactly what to think of that. I don't really understand what is being implied by that statement, but I'm making my own assumptions. I'm not sure if I should talk to her about it, and let her know that the comments she makes are offensive to me ... What would I say to her?
Thank you for feeding us years of lies. Thank you for the wars you left us to fight. Thank you for the world you ruined overnight. But we'll be fine, yeah we'll be fine.