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Apr 13 09 11:42 AM
Someone needs to take her internet away, for the safety of herself and others. Seriously, that level of stupid is contagious, you
Apr 13 09 1:53 PM
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Apr 14 09 2:34 AM
Pardon me, but to get back onto the real issue, the puropse of your inquiry is not 'unreasonable', though what is - and absolutely agree with kg349 -
If I were in your boots, would walk the box over to the fence, ask that 'instructor' to show me again how to mount
and just when putting her leg over the fence, push 7 monthes of fees paid for zip over it! If not that, she probably would not make the connection if you put
a carrot in front of her - to "bow" her head for your forgiveness from not getting your horse remotely close to fulfilling BY NOW her
responsibility of satisfying the original agreement.
It should go without explanation, but neither are suggestions for you or for anyone else who is being "taken"!
What should seem bizarre, is that though apparently solving the 2 issues is not evident in your inqury, still responses offer suggestions for these without
your soliticitation. No where in your post did I suspect you were inquiring for or even alluding to receiving solutions. It should go without explanation,
but if you did not know how to solve the two problems, you would have asked and just as well, that if you did know how, presume would politely thank and
request that the "how-to's" be "discontinued". The reason for bringing this up, the majority of responses suggest "how-to"
and have nothing to do with addressing your reason to post.
The fact remains unchanged, as you paid another to train your horse - and as here what is getting lost also - no where did you explain that you were paying
for "suggestions of instruction", no "how-do-I" for either problem.
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Chavhorse – I don’t think you are being unreasonable but I have learnt that different people have different expectations from their horses. I know many top dressage and show jumping horses that in my opinion have absolutely no manners and it doesn’t bother the owners at all. The horses move around when being groomed or tacked up, they tow the handler when being led and don’t stand for mounting but as long as they go well in ridden work, the people are happy so it doesn’t necessarily mean that the trainer is a bad one she just expects something different from the horses she rides. If however you stated your needs to the trainer then they were taking your money and not supplying you with the service you desired. I am like you and want the WHOLE experience to be pleasant not just the ride so I like my horses to stand when asked and be pleasant to be around.
Don’t feel different for needing to mount from a block as if you ask any vet, physio, chiro or ESMT, you will be told that mounting from the ground should be done as seldom as possible as it not only eventually “skews” your tree but it causes unnecessary bracing in your horse’s back (usually on the one side since most only mount from one side) and this can cause a horse to become unbalanced.
I have found that patience is the key when teaching them to stand at any form of mounting block and some horses respond well to being continually moved back to the desired position until they stand still and some do better if you simply just keep moving the block next to them until they realise that the block is there to stay and you are using it to get on no matter how much they move and they eventually give in and learn to just stand there.
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