Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Western Australia
Choosing a trainer
I have decided to send Romeo off to a trainer for 2 weeks or so in Oct as I will not be able to ride him, and to help me establish that right canter lead.
I just have a few questions at how you choose who you send your horse to.
I went to one lady who's half an hour away from where I live, she seemed really knowledgable, had a horse that had won nationals and what not.
I saw her ride and really liked her riding style, she was light with the hands and no jerky business.
I liked how she handled the horse on the ground and would be stoked if my horse could go there.
She also had the natural horsemanship approach was an English/western rider.
The only thing was, when I rode her horse, I couldn't really get it do anything I wanted....
I felt like a complete noob, he had he's nose sticking out, kept falling in, just wasn't listening.
Now my questions is what if that happens when I get my horse back? What if she's trained him completely different to how I ride?
She said that after the 2 weeks or however long it will take I get a free lesson, but like what if I have to re learn how to ride...
There's another place I would love to send him to buts its nearly 2 hours away, I have had a lesson with her before as she came down to my adult riders club.
She breeds and trains warmbloods, she offers her training services as well to others.
She rides and competes only English as well.
I haven't been to this place as its so far away.
What would you do?