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        04-24-2013, 02:44 PM
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    If you trust their opinions, then go for it.
         
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        04-24-2013, 03:20 PM
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    [QUOTE=Maple;2328793]Still waiting on the car *sigh*. DH did take me out in his car last night and I only stalled once - at the very start before we even left the driveway! Whoot!. I kept laughing when he was trying to explain things to me - can not take him seriously at all! He said I did fantastic :) I have two large concerns... I'm nervous about shifting down when slowing much more so than shifting up while going quicker. The other is hills... they roll on the slightest bit of a hill... my automatics needed a really big hill to roll.

    MHF - I hope it went well :) They refuse to tie my tubes and would love DH to get snipped! Two kids is enough :)

    Practice on the driving and all will be well.

    The snipp: not recommended, you might want to do some research on that one before putting pressure on the better half. The effects a few years down the track are not so good.
         
        04-24-2013, 04:38 PM
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    My new wheels have arrived!!

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    Took it for a spin and I'm feeling more confident. Beginning to wonder what all the panic over driving a stick was all about!
         
        04-24-2013, 05:07 PM
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    Woohoo! Awesome news, Maple!
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        04-24-2013, 05:57 PM
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    Demon, I'm like you. A muzzle is ok if I can read the intent and I can stop it any time. Being a turd in any way, shape or form is definitely not ok. That being said, no one touches my horse that I don't know personally, I don't care how highly recommended they are, especially if I'm not there.
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        04-24-2013, 06:00 PM
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    Demon, I'm like you. A muzzle is ok if I can read the intent and I can stop it any time. Being a turd in any way, shape or form is definitely not ok. That being said, no one touches my horse that I don't know personally, I don't care how highly recommended they are, especially if I'm not there.
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    It's a lot to think about, and I kind of agree with you. I was just telling hubby, after reading this forum of all the trainers who absconded, starved or otherwise mistreated horses...I think I may want to keep my horses ON MY property (when I get it, obviously lol) and have a trainer come out to me for a few days a week.

    I'm still on the fence though, but leaning towards dealing with Kiera when I get back to Cali...

    It's 200 for 10 one hour sessions, or 400 for 20. I am guessing that's about standard?
         
        04-24-2013, 08:12 PM
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    Originally Posted by demonwolfmoon    
    It's a lot to think about, and I kind of agree with you. I was just telling hubby, after reading this forum of all the trainers who absconded, starved or otherwise mistreated horses...I think I may want to keep my horses ON MY property (when I get it, obviously lol) and have a trainer come out to me for a few days a week.

    I'm still on the fence though, but leaning towards dealing with Kiera when I get back to Cali...

    It's 200 for 10 one hour sessions, or 400 for 20. I am guessing that's about standard?
    Get the trainer to come to you and also be there at the sessions with the horse.
    I had a trainer take my first horse out and put milage and experience on. It ended up I could not ride the horse without hastle, when he had none. The reason being he was not able to convey to me what he had taught the horse so every time I took the horse out it was like the first time again. A horse needs time to get used to a new rider which was effectivly what I had become. Each time out I was a new rider. With that horse I ended up taking it back to the person who broke it in and restarted it with me on board.
         
        04-24-2013, 08:14 PM
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    I have no idea what rates are in Cali, but around here, you'd pay twice that. But I'm with Drafty on this one. I'd never use a trainer I'd never met, references or no. I am just paranoid that way. I've seen too many wannabe trainers do too many stupid things. Maybe they get lucky, or maybe the owners don't know enough to know the difference, not all references are reliable.
         
        04-24-2013, 08:23 PM
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    Yearling
    That's great new Maple, congrats on the car! No more long walks in the rain :)
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        04-24-2013, 08:41 PM
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    Demon $40-50 per hour is about normal in the Philly area of PA.

    I am really struggling to find a trainer at the moment, none of the local decent ones will come out to other farms, and I don't have a trailer. Sigh.
         

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