Wednesday, May 20, 2009

UFC Style...

So I rode my new clients horse today and he did a pretty fair job for how green he is. I got him collected and bending and flexing very nicely, jogging slowly and acting very much like a nice young gelding. All I used on him was a copper D ring and my favorite tool, the running martingale :)

Once I was done riding him the owner was beyond impressed and asked me, "So what should I work on." To which I replied, "Keep your hands LOW." To which SHE replied, "Well the other trainer I take lessons from tells me raise my hands up to get him to lower his head." Sigh, to which I replied, "You're going to have a hell of a hard time with this. You can NOT have 2 trainers telling you what to do. Especially if I'm riding and teaching your horse how to go on MY cues and someone else is just giving you lessons. So you MUST decide what you feel is going to work out for you and your horse."

Ugh... I have no desire to fight it out with another trainer, everyone has their own way of doing things, but when a client is paying me good and in fact BETTER money than she is paying the other trainer, than she deserves to get what she pays for and that is good,sound quality training.

I'll keep you updated... This could get really interesting... OH By the Way... I'm in the blue trunks! LMFAO!!!! ;)


Jenn said...

I really don't understand why people do that. If I were to hire a trainer for my horse, that trainer would also be the one to train ME! It doesn't make a whole lot of sense to do it any other way.

Well, eventing is an exception, but if you are a rider at the point where you need a dressage instructor, a x-country instructor and a jumping instructor, your horse probably doesn't need any additional "outside" training.

GoLightly said...



just, why..

I'd get a headache just talking to this person...
Why wouldn't you give her lessons, too?