Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
I've finally read the whole thread...
I agree with what most people have said about having a trainer to guide you, READ everything you can get your hands on, and spend lots of time with your horse...
The one thing I've read a lot in this post is people saying that you need tons of experience to train a horse - BUT you have to start somewhere. Every trainer with lots of experience trained their first horse at some point in time. And yes, it probably didn't go as well as planned but you learn from your mistakes and I doubt the horse will be useless or dangerous if you make a mistake now and again (which is unlikely if you are "supervised")... horses are forgiving creatures, if you make a mistake and correct yourself and try again you will most likely (eventually) see positive results.
I just don't ever like to see people discouraged from trying something new...you have to start somewhere.
This said, obviously having some one guide you is a must for your first time ... so good luck and have fun!
The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears. ~Arabian Proverb