Am I being unrealistic? Give me a reality check..
Hi everyone...I have 3 horses, one of them being a 2 yr old filly. I have had her since she was 8mos. She leads, ties, stands for farrier, yields her back end(working on front), takes a saddle and bridle. Good temperment and I plan on using her as another trail horse. Everything I know I have learned from friends, reading, videos and more reading. On to my issue..
I started looking at training facilities to bring her to in the spring. I want this girl broke to ride right the first time. I lack the knowledge to do it myself, hence why I am looking for a trainer to work WITH me. A fw days ago I went to facilitly that charges $650 for 30 days. She goes there for 30, comes home for 30, then back for 30-60, depending on where she is at in her training. When I asked what I could expect after 30 days, I was told "they get to know my horse", what she can and can't do, etc. Really?I know what she can and can't do, which is why I am looking for a trainer! So, in reality, I'll end up spending almost 2k to be able to get on her.
I could buy another horse.
Shouldn't I expect more for that first 30 days? For that money? I am tempted to do it myself, even if it takes longer.
Feel free to tell me if I expecting too much. I am really put off by facilities right now. I do have a few more to check out.