I want to address the training process for a minute. With the training process I have seen frustration on many faces over the corrections people receive in lessons. But let me clarify some things so hopefully you can feel better the next time you get a lesson. With horse training is always progressive so of course if you do your homework right, the next time you come in for a lesson you learn something new. Another thing you must realize is that sometimes you teach both a horse and student something to later unteach it or retrain it. This doesn’t make sense? Well let’s talk about this for a moment. Think about how you first learn to steer…or how we first teach baby horses to steer. When first learning or teaching it, you use inside rein to turn, but the time you reach an upper level or more experience way for steering you should be using outside leg and rein to steer. Babies and beginner learn to be pulled in the direction they are going. When they graduate to more experienced idea of steering they are turned by being pushed in the direction they are going. Thus the training process is built not just by continuing to teach a horse new things but sometimes teaching something to erase it later. So the next time you are in a lesson feeling down because you are frustrated by being told to do things different…it might not be because you aren’t doing things right but rather you have moved to a different stage.