Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~
Yes, they were. The horse will take far longer than 6 weeks to be broke, regardless of how much $ you pay. And if some cowboy wants to bronc out the horse in a week for $100 then all the power to him, but the horse will still not be broke.
I get irked because this is the prevailing attitude and it wrecks horses and makes trainers lives not fun. When owners expect a show ready horse in 2 months it is not realistic, but of course the customer is always right...
Not picking on you, just be realistic with your expectations. Should a toddler read at a Grade 4 level in 6 weeks?
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Did the trainer say she could make the horse show ready in 2 months? Did the trainer even agree to the OP's somewhat unrealistic expectations? The trainer should make things more clear from the beginning what is a realistic expectation for the amount of time and money the owner is willing to committ, and not allow the owner to go home thinking they will get a trained horse in such a short time. That way there won't be disappointment at the end of the 2 months.