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        05-26-2009, 01:57 AM
    A little Frustrated!

    Ok, my horse has been boarding at my trainer's barn since jan of last yr. He is 3 yrs and 4 months old. He has matured alot since then and is ready to start his training. My trainer said she would start his training may 1st, but she said she would have to put it off until june due to the rain. Well, I called her today and she said she will MAYBE start him june 1st. I did not get to ask any questions then because she was feeding the horses and was kinda busy at the time. I am starting to get a little frustrated because to me there is no reason why he should not be started june 1st. I want to move him closer as soon as possible and really want to be able to do some trail riding on him at the end of the summer to get some miles on him. I am going to ask her why she would not start him in june, the weather should not be an issue. I pay 300 per month for board and 500 when his training starts. Im sure she does not want to waste my money if she is not able to be consistent with him due to weather but this is getting a little frustrating. Just wanted a little feedback. Thanks!
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        05-26-2009, 07:28 AM
    For ME this would be a big red flag and I would probably go get my horse and find another trainer.
        05-26-2009, 12:33 PM
    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.
        05-26-2009, 03:01 PM
    June 1st is only a coupele of days away, if nothing happens by then I'm in full agreement with 2geldings
        05-26-2009, 03:05 PM
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    I have to agree. If the horse isn't started by June 1st then I would seek out another trainer. Hopefully you won't have to burn a bridge in doing so, but she's got to understand. This is business....
        05-26-2009, 03:15 PM
    Id take it to stables closer to my house and do it myself.
        05-26-2009, 04:39 PM
    Ok guys, I talked to my trainer today, she said definatley starting him June 1st. She also said she was going to start hauling him to some close shows to get him used to being hauled and used to different environments, crowds and horses. She was very understanding about my frustrations. Thanks for all your feedback! I also thought about training him myself, but I have never trained a horse and I want it done by a proffesional.
        05-26-2009, 05:28 PM
    Just be careful, some trainers seem sooooo nice up front but will say one thing and do another just to make themselves come out ahead. Also, not EVERYONE that says they are a trainer is. Make sure that they have credientials and true past training experiance.
        05-27-2009, 12:07 PM
    I have a paint gelding that just turned three in jan and has started training and I understand your frustration..My trainer was kinda of hmm how do I say it less than intererested in the start but than I told her I was taking him else where and she changed her tune and he should be home and ready to go in a week..good luck.just do what feels best for you and your horse
        05-27-2009, 03:22 PM
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    Goodness get your horse out of there and with someone that's more competent and not putting you and the horse out.

    Does this person have credentials like the others asked? I'd also be dropping by unexpectedly and make sure the horse is actually being worked with. I've heard such nightmares about sending a horse off, I'd never do it. I'd rather have the trainer right there with me, teaching me and the horse together.

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