Tipping Your Trainer?

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Tipping Your Trainer?

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View Poll Results: Do you tip your trainer(s)?
Yes & it's expected 0 0%
Every once in a while, he/she doesnt expect it. 1 5.00%
Nope 6 30.00%
Never thought about it 13 65.00%
Voters: 20. You may not vote on this poll

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    07-09-2008, 02:25 PM
Tipping Your Trainer?

I havent taken ridings lessons for about 3 years now. I'm going to start it back up again next monday with a new trainer. 3 years ago, I never tipped any of my trainers (I never thought of doing so). I was talking to a good friend of mine who lives in Virginia, and she said you're supposed to tip. Is it normal and/or expected to do that now?
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    07-09-2008, 02:39 PM
Eeep! I never tipped my trainer either.
    07-09-2008, 03:03 PM
Green Broke
I never did either
    07-09-2008, 03:13 PM
Green Broke
I don't think it would/should be required to tip your trainer for day-to-day training...they build that into their rates :)

That said, if your trainer goes with you to a show, or goes out of their way to do something "not in the norm", I do fully believe in tipping.
    07-09-2008, 03:24 PM
Because of the money involved in the sport we are in, tiping someone such as your trainer would be quite offensive.
    07-09-2008, 04:18 PM
You tip the help, you pay the trainer.
    07-09-2008, 04:36 PM
I think it goes along with, tipping your doc, or in my case the surgeon.

What kind of message would you be giving them?
    07-09-2008, 05:06 PM
Super Moderator
I've never tipped my trainer... 'course i've give her $700 a month for training.... not much left in the account for tipping after that! LMAO....
    07-09-2008, 05:25 PM
Green Broke
No one's ever tipped my trainer... and I don't tip him because he doesn't train my horses and I do all the chores he decides he wants me to do for free anyway, so I think that should be good enough, right?
    07-09-2008, 07:34 PM
Thanks for all your responses everyone! Now I don't feel so bad! I see your point M2G, I wouldnt want to insult anyone.

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