Non-competing Ammies don't "need" good instruction. Discuss.
A trainer recently told a friend that she has no interest in teaching ammies who aren't interested in prioritizing their competition careers. Friend rides at 3rd/4th level, has lovely HannoX gelding, but is perfectly happy learning well and not showing (she showed extensively in her younger years and just isn't into it any more).
Now, the trainer has the right to run her business any way she sees fit. But, there were some other comments made that only those competing need good training. Is this a prevelent attitude? Do BNTs follow this kind of thinking?
I always thought that Dressage was about the journey, not the competition so this made me a bit sad... :no: