Originally Posted by kitten_Val
Personally I think 30 days is good just to put some miles or address a problem. I don't think it's enough actually to train the horse.
Sadly I know of quite a few people who think that is the same thing. The horse can run and they can pull it around to stop. Therefore it can go up for sale as a trained horse. I even know of one guy who put 30 days on an untouched horse and at the end of it put a toddler up on it to make a sale. But I guess if you're new to horses that just seems like an amazing horse. I did hear that after a week of chilling out in their pasture it went a little crazy. Maybe got some energy back?
I take 30 days training with a huge grain of salt because of these certain guys. But when I sent my mare out to training (60 days) the first half they just worked on proper turns, leg yields and stops at w/t. Never really worked the lope until about 40 days in. They worked her 5 times a week, sometimes on Saturdays if the horse was listening good enough to be allowed to play with cows. And they didn't seem like they liked to compress it anymore than that.