I understand your frustration. If you and a trainer agree that for x amt of dollars, I will have this horse with a bit in his mouth, saddled , ridden , stopping, turning , able to p/u feet , they should do as they stated. IF they cannot, they should refund the money . Put the money where their brag is. To many rip off trainers. Always some excuse, horse is dumb , horse is mean , blah blah blah. What it means is that they cannot do as they state. Glad you you have your guy working out . I still have a draft mix that wont accept the bit. Don't know what the 'trainer' did to him , we gave up and got a hackamore .
And by stopping and turning.. not on a high level, but actually stopping when asked to stop , and turning when ask for a turn, not a dime turns , and does not even have to be a smooth transition, just a turn, able to trot when asked, and able to canter when asked and there should be some leads in there, not perfect everytime , but there.
Last edited by stevenson; 09-30-2013 at 03:39 PM.