I mentioned to one of my old trainers today (she's retired now) that eventually I'd like to send Legacy to a trainer that teaches trick training. I do the gypsy shows in the summer and I'm a trained trick rider (however I could use some conditioning myself). I'd love to have my new mare know the advanced tricks such as rearing high and low and eventually put her in the shows. I fully believe when trained correctly it could be a beautiful controlled work of equestrian art. That is why I want to find a trainer to train her that I can also learn from. Now remember this is IN THE FUTURE not tomorrows project for the day.
I posted on my facebook that next fall, depending on funds for this sort of thing I'd like to find a trainer for the more advanced tricks I do not know how to teach. My current trainer and a few others say it'll be an amazing add to her resume. Another friend asks what these "advanced" tricks are. I mention rear and she freaks saying it could kill someone, it's a bad trick, it teaches bad habits, what if someone else riding her gave the wrong command....
I completely understand the ups and downs of teaching this sort of trick as well as others which is why I AM NOT TEACHING IT. It needs to be done correctly and I am only trained to ride a rear...not teach it correctly that is why I am looking for a trainer. Second NO ONE rides my horses unless I am there and anyone riding knows what commands they know and what reactions they should expect when giving those commands. If she were ever to go into the hands of another owner they would be shown what she knows and how to do it. I'm sorry but I've heard the argument before and although I respect the opinion this argument has been thrown at me time and time again and it's a losing battle. I'm tired of it!
Instead of explaining that whole long thing on FB I shortly explained she will be in Gypsy shows and her role will be a trick horse this is something out of the many that she will be eventually learning.
Ok I think I'm done. Gaw I love this woman to death she has been there for me through so much but sometimes she can be very matter of fact, stubborn...not sure what the word is. She can't be wrong basically. She's assuming I'm doing this just because and that's what irks me. I pointed out the Lipizzaner Stallions and she said "but they're trained". EXACTLY!!!! My horse will be TRAINED.
I'm going to work on breathing. After this hell week is over I'll look back and laugh at this. I hope.