Originally Posted by beau159
I also lean toward the given advice for you already overreacted in this thread ("I know one summer wont do it. Im not that dumb") and have given the idea that you want to reject anyone else's advice: ("DrumRunner gave me perfectly good advice so I think I should be pretty good") The more pieces of advice you hear, the better.
If you won't get a trainer to ask least work with, get your hands on as many resources as you can. There are tons of great books and DVDs out there, and even some free YouTube videos. The more you expose yourself too, the better. And most of those resources talks about more than just training and address tack, nutrition, and hauling and more.
I agree 100% with Beau in this, and I agree with BarrelLvr... I don't want to ever tell anyone they can't train their own horse. Sure, they can try to train their own horse, and some may have a little success in it..but those horses that are pushed too fast and like BarrelLvr said, those horses blow up and are ruined before their career even had a chance to start...That said, that's why it is SO important to have help, hopefully from a trainer, along the way. Not just jumping into something by yourself and being too stubborn to ask for help... Beau is absolutely right when she said the more advice you hear the better. I still ask for advice and other's opinions..You can't ever know enough about it or claim to know everything.