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Criminal Neglect/Anger Management

I feel that this blog site has been neglected for entirely too long - perhaps long enough to border on criminal neglect, but certainly long enough to qualify for civil neglect,

"Ergo cum quat," I would like to offer the following entry for consideration and comment. (The details of this incident have already been communicated to the Lindsays; should they find themselves "blogging" here, this will be old news.)

To wit:

Not long ago I suffered a beautiful riding day ruined by an entirely too intrusive and vocal instructor. I'm sure I am not the only one to have experienced (but never at Cedar Crest) and instructor who insists upon "instructing" from a distance with directions - often conflicting - such as "heels down," "head up," "sit up," "sit down," "look at the jump," "don't look at the jump," don't hit the horse in the mouth," "pull back on those reins," "keep your hands down," "keep your hands off his neck," "inside leg," "outside leg,"... and so forth. All screamed out with machine gun speed and out loud enough to scare the napping babies in the next county.

As noted, this incident ruined my day - all the more because, in my opinion, my mount and I were dealing with our little problems very nicely without the proferred "instruction."

This brings me to my question: Under the circumstances described, and without admitting anything, is it good from to beat the crap out of your instructor? Does it make a difference if it's a man or a woman? Are there mitigating circumstances? What if there are no witnesses?

Also, what are your views on enlisting other instructors to testify to your good character?

Assuming this blog is not deleted by the monitors, I would request a timely reply as the trial has been fast tracked.

I look forward to hearing from my fellow Cedar Cresters.

Posted by TAmbrosini: 04/28/2009
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