Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Northern Florida
Everybody has their ways, if you don't like someones ways then you move on. I'm glad that you found another trainer that seems more suitable for your daughter.
As far as techniques, It looks like everyone does things differently as well. Myself, I take the bridle off first, put the halter on, and then take the saddle off. Either way, if the horse is going to take off, it's going to leave with something. I'd rather it take off with the saddle than the bridle and step on the reins. I do know some people that will keep the rein over there head until the halter is on so the horse feels like it's still under control. As far as cinching I will always walk the horse a bit and adjust the cinch again. Matter of fact, when I'm done riding I'll loosen the cinch in the arena before we walk back. I guess I'd be getting yelled at too. lol