I will say this from a person who uses trainers quite a bit for all my show horses. I do not care where you went to school. You can have all the degrees out the rear and I will not send you a horse. I have found over the years the best trainers are the ones who train under some of the top trainers in their discipline. I look for proven trainers. Most of the best never set foot in a school to learn their trade. So if what you want to do is train horses. Think hard about going to school for it.
nrhareiner- That's very good advice thank you! You see, I'd mostly be going to Meredith Manor to get Western skills. I ride western pleasure, but I'd like to learn reining, barrels, that kind of thing (sorry if that's in the same catagory
) haha I have a filly (will be 2yrs on Jan. 16th) that I'm training right now. This summer I'm taking her to my friends and then we are going to really start training her so that we can start getting on. My friend has learned under big named English trainers when she was my age (she's told me their names, but I've forgotten). Like I said I would probably learn most if not all my English from her. I don't really know anyone to teach me western though. I have distant family up in Montana who work on cattle ranches that I've thought about getting ahold of and seeing if they'd take me on.
I really haven't thought about that until you mentioned it, but how would you start learning under a top trainer? Like an internship, or clinic? My goals right now are:
1.) To find someone to teach me western in depth and
2.) learn how to train a western horse, wether it be pleasure, reining, ect..
Do you have a rough idea at how much it would cost? Would a horse trainer teach ME how to ride (persay because I am in general an intermedate/adv. Rider) in reining, barrels, cutting ect...? Wow, you totally have my mind reeling in a whole new direction haha THANKS!!!
Justsambam09, Royal Affair, and everyone else, thank you! I don't think I'll be attending Meredith Manor! If anyone knows the answers to my questions above please speak up!!! I'm open to ALL ideas!!! Thansk!!!