Student who seems uninterested in listening
I have a 12yr student who has been with me for a few years. Does a lot of sports during school year so goes down to once a week riding. The last two lessons she has just ignored directions and has to be told to ask the pony don't just kick him. When she gets tired or bored she reverts to wanting to just not care about her position. I finally just asked if she even wanted to ride, she said she didn't know but wants to show. I know being stuck inside is boring, but without proper muscle,balance, and conditioning jumping is just not safe.
How to go about either getting her to decide if she is going to want to ride, and how to make her realize she can't just be an unbalanced passenger because it isn't safe or faur to the pony. Tried telling her everyone is working on the same things, but it just doesn't seem to matter.