$1800 well now, butter my butt and call me biscuit!!!
I would check into what they will be doing for your horse... I was refering to the price for a "tune-up" not real "training" for anything specific....I'm also in rural Arkansas...Things like this are cheaper in the stix The price I quoted was just so you could giddy up and ride, trail stuff...ground manners...etc
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