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    09-13-2010, 09:48 PM
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Green Broke
Gaited horse trainers

I was wondering what others do for gaited trainers. There are not many in the Midwest and I took my horse to a well known trainer in Mn, Liz Graves and she had the horse for 4 months and when I went to pick it up she wouldn't ride it. I can't imagine that being normal but was wondering others experience? I just got back from another training stable and they would do ground work and get on the horse and ride in 1 day.
     
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    09-13-2010, 09:58 PM
  #2
Weanling
All training facilities are different (gaited and non gaited). What did you send your horse away for?

I unfortunately have not had great experiences with the only walker trainer in our area. We traded services, I taught her daughter hunt seat and she taught me saddle seat. I'm fairly certain I was the only one riding the horses.

However, I know the Paso farm does a ton of natural horsemanship and their show horses come out totally ride-able by anyone, and they are very proud of their work.
     
    09-13-2010, 10:19 PM
  #3
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by MudPaint    
All training facilities are different (gaited and non gaited). What did you send your horse away for?
I sent him away because at the time I was working 7 days a week and didn't have time to work with him. It was for general training and was expecting to get a rideable horse back especially after 4 months and from someone who is supposadle reputable with gaited horses.
     
    09-13-2010, 10:45 PM
  #4
Weanling
If you're not going for show, you can easily send a gaited horse to an all around trainer. Just to put miles on the horse and make them a quiet ride, anyone with knowledge and a following seat can do that.
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    09-13-2010, 11:16 PM
  #5
Yearling
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Originally Posted by MudPaint    
If you're not going for show, you can easily send a gaited horse to an all around trainer. Just to put miles on the horse and make them a quiet ride, anyone with knowledge and a following seat can do that.
Concur. When getting a horse under saddle "a horse is a horse is a horse."

When dealing with any it's imperative that your agreement set out what the trainer is going to do with the horse. A clear goal, or set of goals, puts both parties "on the same page" and prevents misunderstandings.

G.
     
    09-14-2010, 09:43 AM
  #6
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by MudPaint    
If you're not going for show, you can easily send a gaited horse to an all around trainer. Just to put miles on the horse and make them a quiet ride, anyone with knowledge and a following seat can do that.
I don't agree with that.
If a person is not familiar with the gait and they trot instead it will develop different muscles and then they do not gait well.
Regrdless if they are a gaited trainer or not I was expecting the trainer to be riding after 4 months. 2600.00 for training and the trainer wouldn't ride the horse is rediculous in my world.
     
    09-14-2010, 10:47 AM
  #7
Banned
Oh that is more than rediculous...thats insane. Did she have any reason for not riding? I can't possibly imagine why she wouldn't be riding after 4 months.

When I rode for a gaited farm in CA, they had their horses under saddle in less than 3 days. For me, its hard to establish good gaits from the ground. I'd much rather ride than ground work a gaited horse.

I just can't believe that she took your money! Sheesh! Did she train him for anything?
     
    09-14-2010, 06:55 PM
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Green Broke
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Originally Posted by corinowalk    
Oh that is more than rediculous...thats insane. Did she have any reason for not riding? I can't possibly imagine why she wouldn't be riding after 4 months.

When I rode for a gaited farm in CA, they had their horses under saddle in less than 3 days. For me, its hard to establish good gaits from the ground. I'd much rather ride than ground work a gaited horse.

I just can't believe that she took your money! Sheesh! Did she train him for anything?
She didn't train him, for anything because she didn't ride him but I wanted a trail horse. I have emailed her about a partial refund and she isn't responding.
     
    09-14-2010, 10:57 PM
  #9
Yearling
Oh wow, and you're right Liz Graves is pretty well known. That's surprising, and disappointing! I actually board with a gaited horse trainer here in Indiana. I am sorry that was your experience but that's not the norm.

I have to disagree with MudPaint, I think it is important for you to take him to a trainer that has at least a little experience with gaited horses.
     
    09-14-2010, 11:15 PM
  #10
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Thats very disapointing. I know an awesome stable in California but its just too far.
     

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