Rant about trainers :/
Whenever I read a thread asking for advice about how to do something, the common reply is 'Get a good trainer.'
Quite a few will go on to give a couple tips, or explain their own story involving the topic, but some will just leave it at that.
This annoys me. I, a 14 year old girl, who only can have a horse because I work off half of the board, do not have the money for a trainer. Nor do I have the time, or, quite frankly, know how to go about finding a trainer. I understand they can be very helpful, which is great when you can get them. But really, I just don't have the money right now to go out and find a trainer everytime something goes wrong with my horse. If I did, I'd be broke within a day of riding!
Take the other day, for example. I was lunging Rainy, getting out the kinks and energy, and she bucked a few times. I thought nothing of it and just continued to lunge, which, for Rainy, is cantering until she calms down. It's all she knows how to do, we're working on it. Well, she started to get an additude and reared up a little (did on of those backing up into a rear things), and then galloped off and bucked more. Obviously, I was having none of that. However, it was one of those situations where I felt like yes, having a trainer there might help out, but really, I can deal with this and try to teach her otherwise myself.
So what am I saying here? Well, I guess I'm asking for more advice and help, not just being told, "Find a trainer." It's not always probable (in fact, for some people here, I imagine it's hardly in the realm of possibility), and for me, at least, it gets annoying to be told that when I know it's not going to happen.
Sorry for the rant. It's been bugging me for a while, and I thought I should let people know. I have nothing against trainers, and I understand sometimes that's all you can contribute, but, well, this is how I feel.