Originally Posted by ARTEMISBLOSSOM
To be honest I don't know what the trainer is charging me I do know the board alone is something like 200$ a week. I will try and find out exactly how much she is charging for the training tomorrow when I go over. I have asked but she has not really been giving me any definate answers.
Boy artemis, no wonder you're disheartened, with the experiences you've had! While I don't generally think 'green on green' is a good idea, I'm with the others, that I wouldn't be leaving my horse with this so called 'trainer' for one day longer and think it sounds like a case where with the help of some good vids, you'd probably do best by yourself. Just keep a look out for a *good* trainer to help you, but don't give the horse/pay just anyone.
Re the above, not a good move to get into a situation like this without having the deal in writing - I don't know the legalities, but she may be within her rights to charge you whatever she feels like & now it's done, you may have to just cop it. But considering she's charging you a fortune just for board, hedging about the training fee & has done so very little with him, I'd be giving her the agreed $200/week & calling that fair.