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    01-04-2012, 11:30 PM
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Guess I need to just ramble...

So I got Moose knowing that he is green but I bought him for the pure fact that he is so friendly, fairly quiet, and has an unlimited amount of potential. Well we have just moved him to a new facility where he will be on 60 acres of rolling fields rather then a half an acre on a hill.

So now that he is moved and has gotten settled in I have been thinking about getting a trainer to work with him a couple times a week or even maybe (and that's a biiiig maybe) sending him off to a trainers for a month or two. I would really love to send him to the trainers for a few months so they can work with him 6 days a week instead of just 2 times a week and weather permitting being as there is no indoor at my place just a grassy outdoor ring.

I do have a girl that is willing to work with him as many days as I want for $20 an hour which I think is pretty cheap but still this girl can be a wee bit hard to get ahold of and the lessons may not be consistant. I'm just thinking that maybe sending him too a trainer would be so much more beneficial for me and him as a team being as I really love this horse and he isn't being used to his full potential.

I don't even know where to start. I mean I found a facility that will train/work with him 6 days a week with boarding included and one free lesson on your horse a week for $900 which is pretty cheap in my opinion.

All I want is an all around horse out of him which I know he can do. He knows how to w/t/c but needs work on it, as well as backing up. Gah.

Sorry. I just needed to ramble and talk and let it out. Haha
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    01-04-2012, 11:47 PM
No problem. We all need to ramble sometimes ;). Let us know how its going once you decide on who will train your horse :).
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    01-04-2012, 11:52 PM
Sending your horse to a trainer for a month or 2 is a great idea! I used to train horses, took them in for training, used to work for trainers and worked at a few ranches doing training & riding. My own personal horse now, I started, I rode him for a few months and then summer was in full force & I wanted to enjoy wakeboarding, travelling, etc. I really did not have enough time to work with horse before the fall shows and enjoy the summer, so off to a recommended trainer he went. Worked out great.
    01-05-2012, 12:26 AM

The owner of the barn I work at did the same thing this guy is so quiet I have to see if he is still alive in pasture when he is standing up
    01-05-2012, 12:30 AM
As I get older, no let me rephrase that, as I get more "mature", I quite like the fact I can send the horse off to someone to train them for this or that rather than having to do it myself as I would have in the past. Almost a treat now.
    01-05-2012, 12:34 AM
Green Broke
Ive never sent any of my own personal horses off to the trainers so im a bit nervous. I mean I don't want him to come back looking half to death and find out he wasnt fed nor even worked with for that matter. (you hear some horror storys I tell ya!) not to mention im on a wee bit of a budget. I just like the idea more of sending him off rather then paying $20 a pop for inconsistant lessons.
    01-05-2012, 12:43 AM
If you send your horse to a trainer please do a surprise visit that way you will know how it is really going
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    01-05-2012, 12:47 AM
You make sure you get references and inspect the facilities where your horse will be going and yes, do a visit. The trainers I have used where ones I knew & had taken clinics with.
    01-05-2012, 02:52 PM
I think your horse could benefit from a trainer (: After 30-60 days, (whichever is best for him) before you take him home, take a few lessons from the trainer with him. It will help you both a lot. It would surprise some people how much of a difference 2 lessons with a good trainer makes.
    01-05-2012, 03:41 PM
Originally Posted by Cowgirls Boots    

I don't even know where to start. I mean I found a facility that will train/work with him 6 days a week with boarding included and one free lesson on your horse a week for $900 which is pretty cheap in my opinion.

All I want is an all around horse out of him which I know he can do. He knows how to w/t/c but needs work on it, as well as backing up. Gah.
Honestly - $900 sounds like a lot if he already has the basics down.

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