Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
Take a close look at what you can sell a horse for in your area. Where I live, it sounds like your finished product is about a $1500 horse. OTOH, a young trainer with good word-of-mouth could probably make $25-30 training someone else's imperfect horse, with no risk of loss at the end. IIRC, I paid $35/hr a couple of years ago for a woman we know (and with a solid reputation) to come over 4 days a week to work Mia, and it took 2 full months at that pace to get Mia rideable...and she didn't need to sell Mia to anyone at the end!
Unless you are very confident on getting your end price, I wouldn't try it in today's market.
"Make the right thing easy and the wrong thing...well, ignore it mostly."