Originally Posted by TheLovedOne
I wouldn't want to pay someone $1200 a month to tie my horse up for hours. I think that a lot of people know how to teach their horse to tie. I think my point was that not a lot else was getting done.
Will your horse stand tied to a rail all day with all kinds of things going on around them. People riding and walking behind them horses chasing cows in the arena?
These trainers are not tying these horses and not doing anything more with them. If they are then I agree that is not a good trainer and I would not use them either. A lot of trainers will saddle several horses and then tie them and the horses will get worked through out the day. They may only be tied for a few hours and worked for an hour of that. They may be ridden by several different people though out that time. Some of that time they will be the one being worked and other times they will be the out rider horse or turn back horse. I have no problem with my horses being tied in the arena. I have gone to my trainers several times to find my horses tied in the arena. Some times have have already been worked and sometimes they are getting ready to be worked.
Also you would be surprised how may horses do not tie well. Look through the training section here and see how may people having problems with horses not tying.