The first thing I asked her is if she would allow me to go bareback. I'd gone bareback before on another horse, not too long ago. And I did okay. Enjoyed it even. But she said no. Not my horses so I can't argue. So I asked her if she had a bareback saddle I could use. Again, she said no. Eventually she stuck me in that English saddle and man it hurt! I'm definitely going to be telling her the next lesson I have, that if I have to use those stirrups, it is eventually going to make me go to her competition for lessons, just because they have western saddles and she only has English.. It was just twerking my knee too much. I'm going to try to get her to compromise with me, just until my leg is stronger. If she won't, it's definitely going to chase me out of there. Even if it is closer and more convenient. Lessons should be enjoyable. Not torture.
It was one of my first lessons, third to be exact. And it was the first time I'd had her for a trainer. I know it's the stirrups of the saddle I was on because when I removed my leg out of them, the pain would go away and I'd be okay. But of course she would go, "Oh your foot fell out of the stirrups, stop the horse so I can put it back!" Going to be a bit more assertive next time I speak to her. Make sure she hears me. Not mean or rude mind you, just more blunt..
The only thing evil needs to thrive, is for good men to do nothing. - Edmond Burke