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post #41 of 68 Old 12-08-2012, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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Alright, I now only have one question.

MHFQ- want to come be my trainer? xD
It is warmer in Texas
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post #42 of 68 Old 12-08-2012, 07:58 PM
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Yes, it is. Very, very warm right now. We are just now getting ready to have our first hard freeze (which kinda sucks because we still have flies but...). LOL.
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post #43 of 68 Old 12-08-2012, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, it is. Very, very warm right now. We are just now getting ready to have our first hard freeze (which kinda sucks because we still have flies but...). LOL.
That sounds tempting. Go pick on Endiku for a bit and then get some roping lessons with smrobs (and sneak John into my car before I leave)...wonder if my hubby would notice I was gone for a few?

I can't complain about the weather too much though, I haven't had to get out my coveralls yet.
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post #44 of 68 Old 12-08-2012, 09:06 PM
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Alex S I refuse to allow anyone to yell at me or call me names without a challenge.
DBA, I think it also depends a lot on what one means by "yelling" (although I do think calling people "idiot", "dumb", "fool" etc. is very unprofessional, however I've NEVER heard it from any trainer I took lessons from).




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post #45 of 68 Old 12-08-2012, 09:25 PM
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Warmer is an understatement xD I was out at the farm trying to make Honor more presentable (it didn't work) today and getting their feet trimmed, but its just unnaturally warm! O_o I was in shorts, boots, and a t shirt but still a bit hot after I mucked their pen. 82 degrees with humidity!

C'mon, you know you want to come ;) maybe I'll accidently find my way into your trunk and hitchhike to smrob's with you too! Or just stay in your car until I get to your farm, steal Munchy, and ride off into the freeze-my-butt-off sunset. I don't do temperatures under 50 degrees though, so that might be problematic...

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Munchie went home, M likes riding Missy more. She gave up the cute little welshie for the giant, they are a pretty cute pair though. She looks like an ant on her. I'm pretty sure Muchie's owner would sell him though, I'll sweet talk her for ya lol.

You'll want to wait until spring to come visit, 50 would be an abnormally warm day here at this point.

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post #47 of 68 Old 12-09-2012, 09:23 AM
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I understand a trainers job can be frustrating and they do need to motivate the pupil.
Raising you voice to make a point or get someones attention is understandable. Calling someone a name or going into a mini rqge at every mistake is not.
Sooner or later must students would dread the lessons and instead of relaxing might be on edge the whole lesson.
The tone of the voiced and the body language that the intstuctor has conveys meaning as well. Shalom
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post #48 of 68 Old 12-09-2012, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
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Raising you voice to make a point or get someones attention is understandable. Calling someone a name or going into a mini rqge at every mistake is not.
Totally agree. There is yelling (I have to yell sometimes to be heard across the arena) and there is YELLING (being a raging jerk yelling). The worst thing you'll hear me say to a student (that could be considered name calling) is "Suck it up, buttercup." if they are whining about not wanting to do something or complaining that they are tired, it's too hard, etc. because as an instructor it's my job to push one just a bit farther than they would push themselves and never will I ask a student to do anything they aren't capable of. They know up front when they choose to ride with me that I don't do whining, complaining and I don't ever want to hear "I can't" - trying is a requirement here & if that doesn't work for them they can go ride with someone else. You'll never hear me cuss (at least not loud enough to be heard lol) or call someone a bad name (like idiot) but I have had coaches like that. Oddly enough, when I have something I would like input on they are the first I call because I get straight shooting advice that isn't sugar coated.

I have been considering getting a mic headset & ear pieces so that I don't have to yell.
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The word motivate does not mean berate.
Being firm , loud, or expecting somenone to folliw directions does not mean you must belittle them.
Barking orders or name calling usually does not result in the desired affect.
Now I have been called every name in the book. some of them deserved and very true.
As an officer in the USAF I never raisede my voice to get things done. Those officers that i know did usually did not have the support of the airmen that worked under their command. Shalom
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Yes, its definitely warmer xD yesterday it was 83 degrees and I felt like I was going to die trying to help the farrier hold Honor for her trim (biggest wiggle worm ever), mucking, and cleaning the tack room. Weather like this is just unnatural, even for us O_o

Come down here, or I'll be forced to go up there to your freeze-my-butt-off temperatures, steal Munchy (and possibly Hondo...shh) and ride off into the sunset with them. Although the fact that I don't do temperatures under 55 degrees or so MIGHT be just a bit of a problem...
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