Today my trainer told me she is definitely moving out of state in March. This really sucks, because even though I've been taking lessons with her for over a year, I bought a new horse only a month ago.
I've done lessons on 2 OTTBs and one Swedish WB, but my new guy is a green broke 4 year old Arab mix (Arab/Saddlebred) and now I need to find a new trainer.
I am aware of JT's limitations when it comes to dressage. His confirmation is mostly Arab with the high head set and high tail. From the Saddlebreds he inherited the long back and legs.
Now I am wondering if I should find a dressage trainer, who might not be as impressed with JT as I am and who may not be used to Arabs or an Arab trainer who will love him, understand him, but who probably doesn't know dressage very well. Or both? Or first one and than the other?
Here are some pictures:
JT second lesson 010110 :: JT25.jpg picture by knaskedov - Photobucket
JT second lesson 010110 :: JT23.jpg picture by knaskedov - Photobucket
JT second lesson 010110 :: JT14.jpg picture by knaskedov - Photobucket
(Yes, those are hives, but that is a whole different story..)