05-26-2009, 11:33 AM
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I agree with weefoal. A good, professional trainer should be able to give you an EXACT date on when training will start and not just a 'oh, maybe...'.
Nu uh. That's not going to cut it. No sir.
Training is expensive. I expect the person I am going to be able to give me logical, professional answers. To me, my horses are made out of gold and poop diamonds. Either you treat both me and them with respect, or I will go off and find someone more worthy of my time and money.
Things like 'I'll maybe start them...' or 'Oh! They'd do SO much better on these oats and sweet feed than that...' or 'Our farrier is very good. He's been in the business for a whole week, yes sir.' are a huge no-no.
A good trainer is something that's difficult to find, but once found, is invaluable (same goes for farriers and vets!). It's a good thing I have enough time to train myself, otherwise I'd STILL be searching for a good trainer that I feel with respect my wishes and my horses.
Your trainer best shape up and get to work, otherwise I'd suggest looking for something better.