well, I'm having a HARD time finding a trainer. I really hate to just search the internet....
I found a guy who has been in the cutting horse business for like 30 years. Raising, training, competing. He also used to teach the horsemanship program at Lakeland a few years ago. He has one spot left starting in June.
But, he only takes colts on a two month minimum. He is only an hour and a half (or less) drive from me which is by FAR the closest person I've found... but, man, at $800 a month that's a lot more than I intended to put into this horse considering I've never used a trainer before. Plus, I know NOTHING about cutting horses. I know good basics are the same for every discipline... but, y'know.
Hmmm what a dilemma!