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    The tale goes like this:

    "Kids, back in my day I was a TRUE horseperson. I would work at the sawmill until midnight the night before a show, get up at 2:00 AM, walk through snow/ice/tornado/hurricane to get to the barn,...
  2. Dadgumit. That is GREAT idea!!

    Dadgumit. That is GREAT idea!!
  3. Hippocratic oath of riding instructors?

    Doctors, clergy, and pyschologists. These professions have to put up with a certain amount of b.s. Riding instructors? I don't think so.
  4. Going "above and beyond" to keep a loyal customer...

    Going "above and beyond" to keep a loyal customer only makes sense--moneywise and trainingwise--if the customer wants to progress and is cooperative. Otherwise, you're just a doormat. Or worse--a...
  5. Something else just dawned on me. Just as in any...

    Something else just dawned on me. Just as in any dysfunctional relationship, once the patterns have been set, it's pretty tough to change them. Joe is perfectly happy with his situation because he's...
  6. I'm amazed at the number of people who continue...

    I'm amazed at the number of people who continue to offer suggestions on how the OP can make this relationship work. Most of the suggestions are based on your own experiences, which makes perfect...
  7. I sounds like the OP has tried and tried to find...

    I sounds like the OP has tried and tried to find ways to deal with the difficult situation. And boy-howdy we have ALL learned in the process.

    So, can she ask him to leave now?
  8. Problem kids get expelled from school for not...

    Problem kids get expelled from school for not following the rules. The onus is not on the instructors and teachers to deal with kids who refuse to cooperate. And that's in public schools! Why should...
  9. These seem like contradictory statements. How...

    These seem like contradictory statements.

    How can an instructor throw in the towel without getting rid of the client?
  10. An instructor is required to keep an...

    An instructor is required to keep an uncooperative student? How so?

    According to Merriam-Webster--

    in┬Ěstruct

    1 : to give knowledge to TEACH, TRAIN
    2 : to provide with authoritative...
  11. I think it's interesting to note that children...

    I think it's interesting to note that children rarely, if ever, speak to their trainer during a lesson. Many adults, on the other hand, feel the need to EXPLAIN everything. Some do a stream of...
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    The OP did not state this as the issue, although...

    The OP did not state this as the issue, although it later became an issue for some. If the class matters to you, that's great. If it does not matter to someone else, that's O.K. too. Those people...
  13. I think it's great that the horse feels the same...

    I think it's great that the horse feels the same way as you do. Take a tip from his horse--kick him out!
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    The historic significance of the battle is tied...

    The historic significance of the battle is tied to that place and the battlegrounds contain intact archeological deposits and on-the-ground evidence of a battle. Once a horse show is over, the...
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    The "grounds are always show grounds" argument...

    The "grounds are always show grounds" argument seems flawed. If I host one recognized show a year at my farm, is everyone who rides there subject to USEF rules the remaining 360 days of the year?
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    Maybe it could be argued that if there's no...

    Maybe it could be argued that if there's no competition going on, then they are not (at that time) competition grounds. They are just grounds.
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    Are you one of the riders listed?

    Are you one of the riders listed?
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    As I said, I do not think these examples are the...

    As I said, I do not think these examples are the SAME LEVEL of seriousness as the judging issue. I am saying that regarding certain offenses, some people care and some people don't. But I guess...
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    Not to muddy the waters further (is that...

    Not to muddy the waters further (is that possible?), but this actually brings up a good point--people will always have their own OPINIONS about what is considered a serious offense. Similarly, we...
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    I agree. I added another post to clarify.

    I agree. I added another post to clarify.
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    P.S.

    I am not saying the other offenses noted are the SAME LEVEL of seriousness as the judging error; just that some will care and others won't.
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    (Finally chiming in; can't resist any longer.)...

    (Finally chiming in; can't resist any longer.) Here's my take on it--

    1. A judge missed a huge mistake in a schooling class.
    2. Some people take schooling classes more seriously than others.
    3....
  23. H/JMom--this is a perfect example of why we have...

    H/JMom--this is a perfect example of why we have open classes. Everyone has particular needs and if a class fits the bill for you, then enter it. You shouldn't fell guilty about entering a class...
  24. Absolutely! This is one of my biggest pet...

    Absolutely! This is one of my biggest pet peeves. If you have a lovely round and don't place well, it can be very disappointing. It's the nature of our sport. But if you have a less-than-perfect...
  25. Politics are more likely to play a role in...

    Politics are more likely to play a role in judging the more subjective sports (hunters, ice skating, gymnastics) as opposed to the objective sports (jumpers, softball, swimming, track). But we all...
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