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post #11 of 36 Old 03-20-2013, 04:20 PM
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Okay no matter what we say, you're going to have the same opinion it seems. So why did you start this thread? To vent? That's fine.. but you're going to keep being upset which is going to affect your entire day and maybe even relationship with this barn.

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post #12 of 36 Old 03-20-2013, 04:22 PM
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Weather is often different on farmland - the land tends to be more open so nothing breaks the wind. Where your work is may have enough structures to turn the breeze down to nothing but all it takes is for one errant plastic bag to tumble by and your boy could have a bad time.
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post #13 of 36 Old 03-20-2013, 04:23 PM
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I agree again. I think the trainer has a right to decide if her horses are safe or not. She thinks there is a possibility it won't be a good day to ride due to the wind. I think you should respect her professional opinion and stop trying to bash someone for keeping your son safe.
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post #14 of 36 Old 03-20-2013, 04:25 PM
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Well you did say "new" barn, how new? Horses may still be settling inandthetrainer taking percoutions for that reason.

Either way as the trainer she knows her horses best, if it's y our horse and you know they are good in the wind (should it be a breeze or gusts) and your in a new place that's your call.

Safety is safety, and someone who is watching/teaching a venerable small person who is still new to horses and riding and reactions......

If your this upset and your barn is that close go there and be open and talk to the trainer rather then complaining....complaining when it's a safety issue with your child involved....common sense here to me and I am only 21 and not a parent.

Yes it's a bummer but can you still go and hangout with the horses? Brush them?

Weather should get better soon,or so I hope for your son and you so you can get back to riding :)

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post #15 of 36 Old 03-20-2013, 04:29 PM
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This time of year, at least up here we get the kind of cool breeze that isn't necessarily strong, but enough to get the horses amped up. Being the devil's advocate here, if she cancelled the lesson maybe it's because the horses were already acting up. Unless this is a routine thing I'd trust her judgment.
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post #16 of 36 Old 03-20-2013, 04:29 PM
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It's not his very first lesson, he's been doing lessons for 6 months. Just his first full lesson at this barn. The barn is only 10 minutes from my work & there wasn't enough of a breeze to keep the flags up.

The new instructor doesn't know your son's skill level. People say they are better then they are all the time. The instructor is just erring on the side of caution.

I really can't believe that a mother would be complaining over someone thinking of their child's safety

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post #17 of 36 Old 03-20-2013, 04:30 PM
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I'm going to go against everyone else, believe you when you say that it was not windy at all, and say that I'd be PO'd too.

Juuuust my opinion :)
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post #18 of 36 Old 03-20-2013, 04:32 PM
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I'm going to go against everyone else, believe you when you say that it was not windy at all, and say that I'd be PO'd too.

Juuuust my opinion :)
Why would you be PO'd? You're mad because they cancelled on you. Better than you showing up and no one is there, or the barn is closed. Then that'd be a waste of money, time, and poor communication..

Do you just want to be mad? I think I'd be more sad cause I love riding lessons and look forward to them.

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post #19 of 36 Old 03-20-2013, 04:32 PM
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Question for the OP- I'm now curious to know how upset your son is over this?
Like said before can you still go and talk to the trainer and just spend time around the horses?
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post #20 of 36 Old 03-20-2013, 04:35 PM
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I would much rather have a trainer be cautious and aware then putting kids in danger to make a quick buck. I don't know why you are so upset about it, it isn't like she canceled and said you couldn't have a lesson ever. Yes I'd be sad I couldn't ride that day but I'd be glad to have a trainer who cares more about safety then money...just my opinion.

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