Originally Posted by GotaDunQH
...I would NEVER use a trainer that DID NOT allow be to go see my horse...
But then, you aren't the sort who would go to a TV trainer to begin with. The local trainer I've hired before wanted the owner there, but she isn't a TV personality. She doesn't care if you figure out a lot of what she does is pretty normal horse training. And she doesn't have to worry about 300 people showing up BECAUSE she is a TV trainer.
I can't imagine sending my horse to a TV trainer, and my horses are light-years below what you deal with. And if it is described as a "boot camp", then the target customer is someone who doesn't know squat about training horses. Someone sending their horse to CA is paying for the TV fame, not for good training. IMHO.