I tend to agree with browneyedgirl. I have never trained a horse on my own (although I have been tempted to attempt and train my gelding for the experience). I am letting a professional trainer who has had 25 yrs exp train my boy. I want him to know all the basics and then take lessons with him to fine tune him. I just want it done the right way so he does not learn any bad habits as a result of my inexperience. He is like a clean slate and I want him to be perfect ( or at least close to it).