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post #1 of 14 Old 07-24-2013, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
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Trainer wants to show horse

My trainer wants to show my horse and do cross country with her. Should I be charging her a fee? I am a complete newbie to horse ownership and she knows that so I want to check to make sure I know the right process for sending her off with her trainer for a day or two for a show.
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post #2 of 14 Old 07-24-2013, 12:59 PM
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I wouldn't charge her a fee. Let her show the horse until you are ready to. That way she gets that experience under her girth. I would discuss who would be responsible for any injuries and such while showing, AMD since it is the trainers idea, I would have them be responsible for the fees associated with showing. And make sure if she wins Amy money, you get a percentage because it is your horse. CONTRACT CONTRACT CONTRACT.
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post #3 of 14 Old 07-24-2013, 07:40 PM
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You get 50% of the winnings, if she pays the fees. As part of the contract, if the horse should be permanently disabled you'd better have included the price you expect to replace it. If she doesn't agree then the horse stays home.
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post #4 of 14 Old 07-24-2013, 08:36 PM
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Ok that was funny. I bet she is going to charge you!
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post #5 of 14 Old 07-24-2013, 08:43 PM
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most trainers charge to show someones horse. Unless you have money to pay for the training fees, the cost of each class , boarding at the show, trailering , and The Hotel for the trainer, I would say NO
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post #6 of 14 Old 07-24-2013, 09:03 PM
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Yep I've never heard of a trainer paying to show someone else's horse, or even doing it for free. At the very least the owner would pay all of the fees that go to the show secretary (class fees, award fees, stabling fees, etc.) It can easily add up to >$200 for a local show. On top of that, most trainers will want to be paid themselves to show your horse which can vary wildly depending on the trainer.
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post #7 of 14 Old 07-24-2013, 09:24 PM
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Trainer? As in the person you pay to trainer your horse or the person you pay to give you riding lessons? If it's the one you pay to train & ride your horse, you decide if you want to give them permission to show your horse but I doubt they will pay you a cent to do so. If it's your riding coach, I would work out a trade for lessons.
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post #8 of 14 Old 07-24-2013, 09:29 PM
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If you are the type (like I am sometimes) who likes to have someone else put miles on your horse-then go for it. But my guess is it will cost you.
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post #9 of 14 Old 07-24-2013, 09:35 PM
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I'd say if she WANTS to (not you asking her) I'd tell her the associated fees are on her. Again, make sure you have a contract. Make sure it clearly outlines your wishes AND who is responsible for injury to the horse and it's rider.
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post #10 of 14 Old 07-25-2013, 03:22 PM
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It is pretty common for trainers to show their clients horses, but you certainly don't make money from it haha. The owner usually foots the bills for the show as well as pays the trainer.
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