Originally Posted by churumbeque
I find it odd if you have gaited horses and are only 100 miles from him you would not be familar with him. Larry is very well respected in the gaited horse community
Perhaps because I find the "gaited horse community" too restrictive?
One of things I noted about the "gaited horse community" soon after I moved to TN was how insular it was. It was a very seriously "inbred" community in terms of its approach to problems. They seldom, if ever, looked outside their own horizons. I found it very "confining."
IMO there are good horses and there are bad horses. Gaited horses can fall in either category. Similarly there are good trainers and there are bad trainers. Some of each specialize in gaited horses.
Since there are about 50,000 Walkers in TN (and several thousand other kinds of gaited horses) there are also a very large number gaited horse trainers. I can count on one hand the number I would ever consider using.
I've not owned a Walker since 1999. I've watched the industry and its difficulties (you can't live here and not know about them).
It's not at all strange that I'd not know of this man or of this lady. We just don't move in the same circles.
P.S. There are also about 50,000 Quarter Horses in TN. I don't know much about trainers in that world, either.