Originally Posted by Nokotaheaven
And when they find a trainer, there's two types of training they can do. The most common is they ship a horse off to the trainer, who will fix the problem, but as soon as the owner gets the horse back the problem starts up again, so they send them to another trainer. The other type of training is clinics where they get professional help and learn how to fix the problems themselves. This, in my personal opinion, is the best choice. Because you don't know what you don't learn.
No, there are THREE types of training. The one that's the most
effective is when horse and
rider are being trained by the same person.
Clinics are only good for the short term, because they never go more than 5 days. You can learn quite a few tricks in 5 days, but that clinician is going home, and you're left with your horse with no instruction or another pair of eyes on you to correct you when you mess up, or get sloppy and lazy again.
The best type of training is having both horse and rider work with one instructor for however long it takes, and 5 days simply isn't long enough.
Anyone who will ship a horse off to the trainer without believing they're part of the problem and need instruction themselves, is doomed to repeat the same mistakes. A horse and rider are a team, and as a team need to be trained together