So I was browsing the forum (I really should be doing pre-calc right now) and I was reading about people sending and getting their horses back from trainers and it got me wondering. Should I consider sending one of my horses to a trainer for 30 days? I've had fights with myself for the past year over whether or not to do it (because it can be crazy expensive)
Both my horses are 'green' broke which can drive me crazy some days. I LOVE training my own horses but it takes a lot longer and some times I wish I had just 1 fully trained horse. I know I wont get that in 30 days but it would get me closer. Also which horse would I send? I think it would break my mare's heart (shes a very one person horse) and my gelding. . .well he's a guy. He has food and ladies and he is happy and my gelding is older which makes me lean towards him but he is in a college class for training.
Gelding: 5yrs old, walk, trot, lope. Picks up both leads, pretty good simple lead changes, has a natural low headset. Yields hindquarters, direct reins, VERY spooky, does circles very nicely. He is currently in a college class so wouldn't be sent until Jan (which gives me time to save money if I choose to send a horse)
Mare: 3yrs. Walk, trot, lope. Picks up both leads like a pro, started on flying lead changes, natural HIGH headset. Yields shoulders, started on neck reining, spook proof, circles nicely. Could be sent when I have money. She crosses water, bridges, been up to the mountains, has a killer stop and go.
Each has a good reason to go. So what are your thoughts? Ask any questions you may have and i'll answer!
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