Originally Posted by JanetsPaintedRayne
Now this may sound ignorant because I have never boarded a horse before only because we have always had land to offer them, but is it common practice for every boarding facility to offer the use of a trainer that the BO has chosen themselves?
I have been at places where the BO took a cut from trainers, so only those willing to pay got to train there. Mostly though, I have been at stables where there weren't any trainers. I keep my horses at relaxed barns where most people just trail ride.
Where we are now... Last year my 19 year old daughter trained a horse for the BO. This year a 23 year old is being paid to start another horse under saddle for 60 days. My daughter, with my help, is starting her filly under harness this spring - and I will be walking the BO through startign her mini under harness at the same time.
The BO and her significant other have trained horses professionally before, but don't have the time right now.