Just a thought...
So I do not qualify as Horse trainer what so ever. (; I'm still new to things and not trying to play it up like I know my stuff but I have been pondering something lately...
It seems that a lot of the 'trainers' I've talked to or even met just did not interest me. At first, I was all about listening to them and thought you know, "they're trainers. They know how to do it.". Though, as I went through some training with my mare, I realized just how odd the world of trainers is.
Every person I talked to had completely different advice. Always the same "you've been doing it THAT way? No. This is the right way."
For my mare, a lot of this worked. But when I bought my Appendix, my world was turned upside down. I've had to take him from 'follow the leader' trail riding, to all-around proficient.
It seemed like literally every piece of advice I got just would not work with him. I talked to many trainers and horse people and little to none of it was effective. That's when I started using my brain and finding things that specifically work for him. I had to watch his every move, listen to what he was saying very closely then I began to find the unique things that worked for him.
So now I find myself asking the professionals why they think their way is correct...that perhaps it's not the training method that is correct, but the end result.
I'm not trying to take a hit at any trainers on here...but I'd like to know peoples thoughts on this as well.
"Each horse is so unique...with their own personality, and their own likes and dislikes...I just don't see how any proper 'trainer' could think one method is THE method."