Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
TBH, get out of there, give notice about dropping the child off if it no longer fits for you, you were doing them a favour not taking responsibility for the child.
She may be a nice person, and she probably does teach people to ride quite well. But she is not a good teacher. A good teacher leaves the student with a sense of learning or achieving something and wanting to learn more, not feeling like a loser. Put it this way, how would you feel if your childs maths or english teacher taught this way? Jibes and sarcasm just get people wanting to hide and not stand out to get more verbal abuse. If you introduce new things, you explain them and/or demonstrate them.
It may not be your job to correct someone elses 7 year old, but personally I don't care if it is someones kid or another adult, if i see abuse im going to say something, especially if i am the only one to see it. Burying your head in the sand just means that pony is going to cop it again at some stage. Even just "hoy, don't do that".