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post #1 of 4 Old 04-14-2013, 01:55 AM Thread Starter
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Let's Get The Ball Rolling...

So, if any of you have read my old posts,you'll know that I have a 4 year old gelding named Lakota. When he turned 3 last year, I was trying to find someone to break him, but all the trainers in my area told me that they weren't taking anymore outside horses. So, I gave up on any hope of getting him trained that year, and kept him out at pasture.
Skip ahead a year, and he's 4 years old now. I've been trying to find a trainer in my area, but it's kind of difficult.
The first person that I talked to backed out on me at last minute. He also gave me a lame excuse, saying he was "donating food & clothes for charity all month".
My uncle is friends with a man who actually broke & trained a roping horse for George Strait. The problem with him is that he is waaay too expensive (charging over 500 a month) and other than George Strait, who of course none of us know personally, I don't have any references.
My second option is a girl who's only about a year or 2 older than me. I've known her personally for years, and I know that she's a really great rider, and she's broke all of her own horses to ride. Since we've known each other for so long, she's giving me a discount by only charging 250 a month.
I was supposed to practice loading my horse in the trailer today, since he hasn't been loaded in such a long time. But the weather didn't permit for that, so it didn't happen.
I'm just ready to get the ball rolling. Waiting this long is just cruel torture. -.-
I'm also selling my other gelding, and it seems like all the people who are "interested" are just tire kickers. I'm sick of playing around. Something's gotta give.
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post #2 of 4 Old 04-14-2013, 01:39 PM
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I dont trust the people that charge 250 to train a horse. Around my area most people charge 500+ The best out the best are 5k. My trainer included charges 500 and he does driving, western, English....etc So he knows his stuff. He is teacher at the college I got my horse certificate from. If you cant find a trainer. Start doing some of the basic things with him such as long lining. Lunging...etc Just so he is on the way to getting a saddle on.
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post #3 of 4 Old 04-14-2013, 01:51 PM
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Like Freemare said, I would be leery of someone charging $250.
Trainers charges depend on the discipline and area. Here it is $650 and up.

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post #4 of 4 Old 04-14-2013, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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Like Freemare said, I would be leery of someone charging $250.
Trainers charges depend on the discipline and area. Here it is $650 and up.
Around here no one charges over $500. Most of them charge around $400 a month. The only reason that the lady is only charging me $250 is because we have been friends for so long.
I'm also not getting him trained into any certain discipline. I'm just sending him out to get rode for 30 days. I would break him myself, but I don't have much experience in that area. Once he's broke, I'm the one who's going to be doing all of the training in any discipline that I want him to go into.
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