Gaited Horse Trainers
   

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Breeds > Gaited Horses

Gaited Horse Trainers

This is a discussion on Gaited Horse Trainers within the Gaited Horses forums, part of the Horse Breeds category
  • Larry whitesell farm
  • Larry whitesal gaited horses

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    06-01-2011, 05:00 PM
  #1
Foal
Thumbs up Gaited Horse Trainers

For those of you looking for good gaited hrose trainers, look into the following two trainers. I attended a 5 day clinic in TN and learned alot. What they, Larry and Jennifer, taught has worked well with my horses (4). I have 2 TWH, 1 RMH and 1 MPH so far the training is really helping.

Larry Whitesell Gaited Horsemanship

Gaited Horsemanship with Jennifer Bauer
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    06-01-2011, 11:33 PM
  #2
Foal
I am signed up for a 3 day clinic with Larry Whitesell in Aug. I can't wait!! I have been using his methods on one of my mares and it has helped greatly. I wish I could find a 5 day clinic close to home, but I don't think that is going to happen. I have been thinking about going to his place in TN for a clinic next year...
     
    06-02-2011, 05:59 PM
  #3
Foal
It was well worth the 5 hour drive and the hospitality that Larry, Jennifer and their spouses and friends provide is umatched. Great people theer at the farm in TN.
     
    06-03-2011, 09:09 AM
  #4
Weanling
There's an old saying that goes "Horses for courses." This means you figure out what job you want to do and the pick a horse to do that job. Sadly, most folks buy a horse and then try and figure out what they can do with it. This is the "bass ackwards" approach.

Similarly, before you pick a trainer, instructor, clinician, etc. you should have an idea what you want to take away from the project. Research, personal recommendation, auditing, etc. are all good ways to work towards selecting a trainer (but auditing and visiting the trainer's facility are probably the best ways).

I don't know this trainer or very much about him. I looked at the website. I still don't know that much. He's about 1.5 hrs. From me so maybe the next time I'm over that way I'll stop in.

But, again, before I dropped $1500+ (clinic fee, travel, meals, etc.) I'd want to have a very good idea of what I want to take away from the clinc.

G.
     
    06-06-2011, 04:00 PM
  #5
Foal
You know Guilherme everything that I post you have something negative to say back in a response! Thanks. Whether you know of him or not, he is a good trainer and so is Jennifer. Just so you know I did my research before I went and got more than I thought I would.
     
    06-06-2011, 09:28 PM
  #6
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by rum4    
You know Guilherme everything that I post you have something negative to say back in a response! Thanks. Whether you know of him or not, he is a good trainer and so is Jennifer. Just so you know I did my research before I went and got more than I thought I would.
Really? I hadn't noticed.

If you learned from him then all well and good. I don't know you so I really can't judge your opinion. I don't know him and I have no opinion on his qualifications.

I do believe he's not correct in some of his saddle theories but then some others have noted some disagreements, also.

Don't take comments here personally if they are not meant to be personal.

G.
     
    06-07-2011, 09:33 AM
  #7
Foal
Didn't take anything personally! You have the right to your opinion, as I do mine.
     
    06-29-2011, 07:02 PM
  #8
Green Broke
Quote:
Originally Posted by Guilherme    
There's an old saying that goes "Horses for courses." This means you figure out what job you want to do and the pick a horse to do that job. Sadly, most folks buy a horse and then try and figure out what they can do with it. This is the "bass ackwards" approach.

Similarly, before you pick a trainer, instructor, clinician, etc. you should have an idea what you want to take away from the project. Research, personal recommendation, auditing, etc. are all good ways to work towards selecting a trainer (but auditing and visiting the trainer's facility are probably the best ways).

I don't know this trainer or very much about him. I looked at the website. I still don't know that much. He's about 1.5 hrs. From me so maybe the next time I'm over that way I'll stop in.

But, again, before I dropped $1500+ (clinic fee, travel, meals, etc.) I'd want to have a very good idea of what I want to take away from the clinc.

G.
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
     
    06-29-2011, 10:36 PM
  #9
Weanling
Quote:
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.

G.

P.S. There are also about 50,000 Quarter Horses in TN. I don't know much about trainers in that world, either.
     
    07-09-2011, 03:56 PM
  #10
Yearling
The local Rocky Mtn Horse club here hosts a Whitesell clinic about every year. I've gone multiple times as an auditor, even before I had gaited horses, and have some of his training DVDs. What I find fascinating about Larry as a clinician and trainer is that he apparently started in the 'gaited horse circles' and was successful, winning championships by using the accepted training methods of the time. Then, at some point he became interested in dressage and took lessons (still does, for his own horsemanship and ongoing learning) and found that it makes a big difference when he applies the dressage exercises to the training of gaited horses. As a result, he works on balance and collection and uses the horse's natural movement to get there; THEN the horses can actually gait better. He's a teacher, helps us identify how/whether the horse has true collection versus an artificial frame, whether our horses are sore, and how to address that first before expecting them to gait. He has been able to take very sour unredeemable horses, or horses who had never been able to gait under saddle, and use his methods to bring them back to soundness, and a natural gait. It's health first and gaiting second. I think that says a lot about him and his methods and I still refer to my clinic notes that I took, from time to time, to remind myself what to watch for that indicates resistance or pain or confusion in my horse. As with any trainer/clinician, there are some things that I don't appreciate, but I have taken a lot away from his clinics and used it on my own horses, QH, fox trotter, and TWH.
     

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gaited horse trainers churumbeque Gaited Horses 55 12-05-2013 09:24 PM
My horse was just sent to the trainers.... kmcole30 Horse Riding 9 05-19-2010 08:08 PM
Just sent my horse to the trainers.... kmcole30 Horse Training 4 05-18-2010 10:21 PM
Horse going off to the trainers. Mickey4793 Horse Training 0 05-15-2010 04:54 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0