You guys may remember me posting something before about taking courses to become a horse trainer. Well I have decided to forgo the online attempt, as I realized that it just wasn't going to work for my situation. Then one of you mentioned Meredith Manor, and a couple of other places as well.
For my situation and interests, I have decided that Meredith Manor is the best choice for me. I will be attending the school starting November 28th and working toward a Western Riding/Training Major with emphasis on Reining.
You may also remember my Appaloosa filly I have posted on here named Lera. Due to having the horses on our own property now, and not having access to proper facilities, I found myself unable to work with a horse who had very little training whatsoever. I regrettably had to try and sell her. I received three offers, but when everything with this school was figured out, we decided it would be best to take her with me, and then I could keep her.
I am just wondering if you guys think she would do well as a Western horse. She seems built more for English, and bred for it as well. Her sire has a ROM in Suitability for Dressage, and is a Reserve Grand Champion in Hunter in Hand. On the other end of the spectrum, her grand sire is DreamFinder, a legendary Halter horse.
I am interested in Dressage, but I want to do Western, and I'm about 99% certain that she has to be trained in the same discipline I'm taking up. Since I'll be working with her it only makes sense. On top of that, what would I do with a dressage horse that I had no idea how to ride? ;P
I don't have great pictures for conformation purposes, but what does it take for a horse to be decent in gaming events? I know she is built more like a Thoroughbred, so she's pretty lean and would be better suited for WP if anything. Just looking for opinions is all, and that includes on Meredith Manor. If you like the school, that's great, but if you don't please don't say it is a crap school and not give a good reason. There is no best school. All schools are better than one another in a specific area. That's just how it works, and I had to choose what was best for me and my situation.
Thank you in advance. :)
Here are some pictures of Lera that you may or may not have already seen. (I wish I could get better ones or at least more recent, but this dang snow is a pain. She has filled out quite a bit.) I want to get a video when the snow clears.
This is the most recent picture.
I understand this isn't much to go on, but any opinions would be greatly appreciated.