Whitemud Equine center has a well kept facility. I have not been there often, but I had heard pretty decent things myself about it. However, a girl my age moved to my current boarding facility and I began to question the lesson program there. She told me she had been riding English there for seven years in their lesson program. My coach told me to help her tack up because she didn't know how. Or rather, she had been taught but taught incorrectly. When she got on the horse, I thought that maybe I had misheard her about the seven years. With seven years of riding this girl should at least know leads, diagonals, sustained canter, contact with bit, etc. It was like she was a beginner rider. Perhaps she wasn't a great credit to their teaching, but from what I have seen in her new lessons she learns quickly and has been getting better almost every lesson.
This is not the first girl I have met coming from Whitemud Equine. Another girl that I had met came from there as well, and told me she had been riding for 4 years. Her horse was a young horse with a foul temper. The poor girl was basically a beginner despite how long she had ridden. Her horse tested her constantly and she was definitely overmounted. She hung on the horses mouth and her balance was extremely poor. Her equitation as a whole was poor. Once again, she may not have been a credit to the teaching there but from what I have concluded I would definitely never take lessons there. I have read other reviews that Whitemud Equine focuses a lot on equitation. If that's their idea of equitation I question the lesson program as a whole.
I have never taken lessons there so I am just looking at what I have seen. It's definitely possible that these riders are not the norm. If I am wrong in my idea of this facility I would like to know.
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