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    10-13-2012, 02:35 PM
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Foal
Input on sending a horse to a trainer

I've had my mare for about 2 yrs . She is a 9 yr old AQHA mare . Very calm level headed mare ,and she could be a really good beginner type horse . She was used as a broodmare for a few years before I got her . She isn't green ,nor broke .

I consider myself an advanced beginner . I have confidence issuses from being dumped in the past by a different horse. So I would like to send my mare AND me to a really good trainer .

I'm still looking for a trainer . But I would like to get a general idea on just how long would it take "we" be at a trainers ?

For a "tune up" , advanced saddle work (sidepass ,roll backs ,and etc .) ,and getting her used to checking on cows and other fun things .
     
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    10-13-2012, 02:51 PM
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Green Broke
Too many variables to give an answer, sorry. There are no set timelines & only you can decide how pleased you are with whatever level you both reach.
You're doing the smart thing, have fun & see how it goes. Go with the flow.
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    10-13-2012, 04:50 PM
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Trained
If she isn;t brike, you have no idea whether or not she will make a beginner horse. Sure, a calm disposition is a good sign, but still, you really don't know. As you have been told, there are many variables as to "how long"....noone but the trainer you choose can give you an idea, and even then, it will be an educated guess. If you decide to go that route, do it to learn yourself also, have fun and soak it up like a sponge. Whatever you learn will last a lifetime, and it is a good investment. As one who has sent my horse to 2 trainers since I have had him, I have learned a TON, and it has helped my confidence immensely. I now know exactly what my horse will do when he is really pushed-much harder than I ever will.....and that has helped me know he is safe. He will not act stupid and rear, buck or bolt-in my case, he will stop. Perfect, for me It is well worth the investment, IMO. Just don't go in with preconcieved ideas. Keep your mind open and learn. I have no idea where you are, but I sure know I really value my trainers.
     
    10-13-2012, 05:18 PM
  #4
Yearling
If you want it done right by a GOOD trainer, not some hack trainer.....6 months would be a good place to start.
     
    10-13-2012, 07:20 PM
  #5
Foal
She is broke . Just needs some more knowledge. She knows w/t/lope , disingage hind quarters, bends fairly good (through her whole body), and trail rides good . Her previous owner's little 5 yr old trail rode her . She isn't spooky ; she just needs more confidence . (Like me .) She is not a problem horse just needs a good foundation of consistent riding and reinforcement of cues.

I just want my mare to get more experiance and miles under her belt . But I do not have the knowledge and guts to do it by myself . I love to learn new things .and I'm very open minded . I agree I need to learn with my horse .

I'm hoping to find a trainer to help bring my girl along ,with me for the ride .

Also are there any tips on finding good trainers . And any questions I should ask the trainer ?
     
    10-13-2012, 07:22 PM
  #6
Foal
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Originally Posted by GoWithTheFlow    
I've had my mare for about 2 yrs . She is a 9 yr old AQHA mare . Very calm level headed mare ,and she could be a really good beginner type horse . She was used as a broodmare for a few years before I got her . She isn't green ,nor broke .

I consider myself an advanced beginner . I have confidence issuses from being dumped in the past by a different horse. So I would like to send my mare AND me to a really good trainer .

I'm still looking for a trainer . But I would like to get a general idea on just how long would it take "we" be at a trainers ?

For a "tune up" , advanced saddle work (sidepass ,roll backs ,and etc .) ,and getting her used to checking on cows and other fun things .
When I said she isn't green nor broke . I ment like BROKE ; knows everything she should know .
     
    10-14-2012, 08:20 AM
  #7
Trained
THe trail riding with a total beginner is a great base, but totally different than actually being asked to do something in a ring. Mine was totally beginner broke on the trails too-but when actually asked for something came undone. It actually can take longer to train one like this as the trainer may have to undo some bad training to get better.

If you want a good trainer, I would suggest talking to folks you know in your area-then go watch them work several times. It might help if you gave us an idea of what area you are in-maybe someone here would have some suggestions. We don't even know what continent to start with.
     
    10-14-2012, 09:57 AM
  #8
Foal
I'm in the Georgia/South Carolina area .(In the US .lol)

My mare has been rode by a trainer in an arena before ,and she did great .
     

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