Find a trainer that will do 30 days of training of your horse, with unlimited lessons for you.
I've been riding since I was 2 yrs old. I'm 26 this year. For 2 summers, I trained colts to ride. I'm not a professional, but I consider myself to know a couple of things regarding training.
Am I above sending my horse to another trainer? Absolutely not.
There is always something you can learn from someone else. So I disagree to try it yourself first. You should at least get some lessons from a trainer first. They might easily point out something you could be doing different. That's what a fresh pair of eyes can do.
I'll be taking my 6-yr-old to a trainer in February. He's doing pretty good and yes I could continue working on issues with him myself. But things will get resolved much quicker and more effectively with someone specialized in what I want to train him to do. We're starting with 30 days and we'll go from there. She offers unlimited lessons while the horse is in her care, because exactly: The trainer can get them to do certain things, but the owner/rider needs to be able to get them to do things too!
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It is not enough to know how to ride; one must know how to fall.