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        06-14-2013, 09:05 PM
      #21
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    Trainers are here because they are patient, try their hardest, and when they can't solve a problem then they find a way to fix it. Not to give up and babysit. They have other jobs for that stuff. :(
         
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        06-14-2013, 09:57 PM
      #22
    Weanling
    Best thing to do is get recommendations from people you trust. My farrier recommended my trainer and I watched the trainer in the past work with a horse, and I have always heard great things about him in the area I live in. Being that I am going to continue from where he left off I have to be able to understand and agree to his methods. The whole point of training is to get the horse going under saddle of course, but a trainer needs to push their buttons and work through the reactions. This guy sounds like a dud. Find someone you trust and ask around for recommendations. I would then go and meet them, watch them work, ask about their methods and philosophy of training. A bad trainer can do some pretty good damage to a horse, but a good one can really make a great horse. Good thing you got yours outta there.
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        06-14-2013, 10:37 PM
      #23
    Foal
    No, I don't blame the cut on the trainer. It looks fresh, but he got it a few days ago. He got it hung in some wire at the trainer's farm, but I don't know the entire story since he won't answer any of my calls.
    I worked with Lakota today, and after the trainer warning me about how "he's dangerous", "he's skittish", "he's wild", "he's not the same horse"...He was a perfect gentleman for me today. I gave him a refresher course and he did perfectly fine, like nothing had ever happened.
    Now I really, really think that I got conned. -.-
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        06-14-2013, 10:45 PM
      #24
    Foal
    Please excuse how I look in this picture. I was a mess today. Lol
    Here we are the first time that I got to see him after he came back from the trainer's. He's temporarily in my dad's old roping arena until we get all the cattle worked on the actual farm.
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    I love my boy and I'm so happy he's home. <3
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        06-14-2013, 10:47 PM
      #25
    Yearling
    He sure looks happy to be home!

    That's an adorable pic by the way.
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        06-14-2013, 10:59 PM
      #26
    Started
    That's a great picture of you two. Like others have said ask friends a farrier your vet sand the like about trainers .. Maybe see about watching them work with some horses too.. Good luck
         
        06-14-2013, 11:17 PM
      #27
    Foal
    I've got a lot of horse friends around this area..Thank God. So, when my dad comes in this weekend we're going to go "trainer browsing". Again. Lol
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        06-14-2013, 11:19 PM
      #28
    Foal
    Thanks for being so supportive, everyone! I love that picture..I just wish I wasn't so red and sweaty. Lol
    Sorry for the double post. X)
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        06-14-2013, 11:28 PM
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    He sure looks like the fire-breathing dragon type to me... : )
    Really sweet photo.
         
        06-15-2013, 11:17 AM
      #30
    Foal
    Oh yeah, he's definitely one of those man-eating horses. ;)
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