After attending, I happen to agree with everyone else. I did enjoy the vet/repro, management, marketing, and nutrition aspects of the program. The judging program was amazing and the instuctor (an internationally carded AQHA/NRHA judge) will always be my favorite. But the riding was just a bunch of AQHA trainers/judges teaching riding lessons. It wasn't a very even program either, those who came from a show background were treated much better than those who came from a ranch. It very much catered to those of us who wanted to show/train stock horses for our future career. Everyone else was kinda out of luck. Great for me, as this is what I do, bummer for others.
I can honestly say, the biggest learning experience was my internship with John and Jill Briggs. I learned more about shows and training in three months there than four years at RMC. Plus I got to ride some amazing talent and meet some great people!
My advice to anyone thinking about training as a career....only do it if you love horses...and nothing else. I worked seven days a week, close to eighty hours total. I had no life, and a terrible sunburn. I decided this was not the career I wanted. I now work at a Bank and bring home more than I would in two months as an assistant trainer. I enjoy my steady paycheck and train my own horses as a show hobby.
Last edited by Miami; 07-10-2010 at 03:22 PM.