Originally Posted by dixieray53
I just have a small comment regarding doing it yourself, what happens if you watch the video for the training and are doing one part wrong are we doing more good or enforcing 1 negative behavior in our training? I feel from personal experience if you can find a trainer that will train you to work and train your horse you are better off, one that can give you critique to do this or that small thing to make your training effective. I don't like sending off for 30 days as it doesn't teach you the rider anything, but if you train yourself without expert advice and making sure doing everything 100% right are you just making a horse with holes? Also IMO someone riding for years does not make them an expert to train.
Call some trainers in your area and see if they can come out to your place for an hour or two one day a month or something. You can show them everything you do with the horse and they can point out those "holes" if you have any.
I have a trainer that charges mileage to drive out, and then $30 an hour to work with my horses when I need extra help, so it's pretty affordable. Most will do it if you just ask around.
I think it's a better deal anyway because your horse is in his own environment and feels comfortable. Sometimes when you bring them to a trainer for a few hours for one lesson, they are nervous and looking around and checking things out and may act completely different than normal. Posted via Mobile Device