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post #1 of 6 Old 04-09-2012, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
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Amish training

Ok so I have a friend who has a welsh pony he's a gelding and he is about two years old. He is in training with the Amish .I am going to buy him but I was wondering if the Amish are good horse trainers . Because the first time they took him out to ride he did very well and did not buck at all.Because we bought his mom and now we are going to by him and his mom is like the best horse there is and so kid broke .So my question is do Amish train good horses and if his mom is so mellow do horses take after there parents ? I know its so confusing and sorry for that. Thanks for quick replies .

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post #2 of 6 Old 04-09-2012, 12:21 PM
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Like everyone else, there are good and bad trainers in the Amish community. If this man comes with a good recommendation, I don't see why he can't train this youngster properly.

Horses get their temperaments from both parents, but if his dam's calm and laid back, chances are he will be too.

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post #3 of 6 Old 04-09-2012, 12:24 PM
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Although you cannot make blanket statements, YES, the Amish are good horse trainers. My Amish farrier also trains horses to drive. I'd like to hire him to train my almost 6yo QH to drive sometime in the future. There are not all great horseman, but I would trust those who are turning out good, finished products.
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Amish or not has nothing to do with the quality of what you will get -- there are good Amish trainers and those that I would not let within fifty feet of a horse I didn't like.
As this is a horse related to your existing horse, is it the same family that you are purchasing from or a different member of the Amish community? If it is the former, I'd be inclined to think you will likely have a good chance of a repeat of your previous luck with a horse from this person, if it's the latter no comparison need be entertained as you are dealing with a whole new deck of cards.
While temperament sometimes seems to pass on, I prefer to evaluate each horse at face value on their own merit rather than by any assumptions based on the characteristics of parents.
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Like with all trainers you will have some good Amish trainers and some bad ones. All the horses that I've worked with have been Amish trained and they've all been very well trained, some of them didn't have friendly personalities, but that was more based off of the horse than the training because, as I said above, they were very well trained.

And yes, most horses will pick up the personality of one, if not both, of their parents. My mare's personality is her sire's personality (thankfully). But it's not always a sure thing, other variables will factor into a horse's personality.

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Although you cannot make blanket statements, YES, the Amish are good horse trainers. My Amish farrier also trains horses to drive. I'd like to hire him to train my almost 6yo QH to drive sometime in the future. There are not all great horseman, but I would trust those who are turning out good, finished products.
???? Contradiction much?
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