Originally Posted by kassierae
That is a very good idea. I started my gelding when I was 20, and he was 2 year old stud. I did all the work, however I had the guidance of my grandmother, who's been doing this for 35+ years. For over a year I did NOT ride him unattended, too much can go wrong with babies. He had the best temperament, and was easy as pie, but there's still that chance. I'm now 24, and I still seek the guidance of my grandmother and may even be sending the brat out for a 60 day refresher this year. I've been around horses and barrel racing all my life but I can still admit when I need a trainer or guidance.
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I know when I need help. I have got that trainer out to help me, and still ask her questions, she comes out when I need her. I am wanting to do Breezes training myself, because I will be the one riding her.
I don't see the point of having your horse go to a trainer when they are first being broke if it is going to be you riding it, because you need to get them to realise that they have to respect YOU. At least if you have a knowledge. If you don't, well, get a broke horse, not one that will have to be broke.
Do you get what I am saying? I am saying overall, I know when I need someone to help, but I will be doing the training myself, with guidence when needed.