I have been doing my own training work on my 4 yr old for about a year now. But lately I have been feeling like I need someone to help coach me and help me get more training on my horse. I have been a hunter jumper for quite a few years now, I had boarded my horse with a trainer 45 min away from me, and over the last year his health had started to decline and it was making it difficult for him to jump anymore. And work and price of gas was also making it difficult for me to ride more than twice a week. So I moved him home where I can see and ride my horses daily. And now he's semi retired. :)
So I now have a new younger horse and I'm thinking I want to try some dressage with. I found a few trainers through the web that are located kind of close by. Some say they will travel to you. Which is what I need, as I don't currently have a trailer. I don't really have the funds to board my horse at a big boarding barn let alone have full training done. My question I am wondering is, would a trainer be willing to travel to me and help me teach myself and my horse some dressage once a week? And then I could work on that weeks lesson till the following lesson on my own.
I know that not only will I be paying for an hourly rate, but travel too. I have access to an big private outdoor arena and also have privileges to use a neighbors indoor arena, so I do have facilities to make this comfortable for a trainer. What else would I need to consider or ask?