Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Southern California
Everyone does have the ability to train a horse, with the right tools and knowledge. Anyone that comes in contact with a horse is indeed training it, for good or bad. Yes, more good experience lends to faster results, but I tell my clients that they will get the same results as I and they will tend to do even better as they have a relationship with their horse that has developed over time and that is priceless.
I totally agree that a persons safety comes before anything else and there is no shame in dismounting, turning back, getting help or avoiding a situation that an individual feels they cannot overcome.
Sadly, not everyone knows they can learn how to help themselves and their horses grow or they do not have the desire to learn how to change themselves in order to change their horse. I know several people that seem to thrive on problems and have no real desire to see them go away and that is a true shame.
Last edited by ReiningTrainer; 01-04-2010 at 11:38 PM.