If we don't know how to fix our lawn mower or washing machine we may consult the Internet for advice or we may just call a qualified person to repair the problem.
If we need a hair cut or dental cleaning we seek out a trained person that has experience performing the task and we try them out.
If we feel that we want to learn a skill we enroll in a local evening college or attend a train seminar to get qualified coaching in the area of our interest.
Why is it then that so many people feel totally qualified to embark on the journey of training a horse with very little guidance and feel that it just should be no problem?
Minimum facilities,no mentor or tack and so many are ready to take on the job of training a young colt or filly like it is our birth right to do so.
Armed with a couple of scratched videos,a dog eared old training book,and a neighbor that once owned a horse when they were 11 years old, young and old alike feel that they have all the tools necessary to complete the job of raising a horse.
We hear the stories here and on many other forums that talk about horses after the injuries have occurred in many cases.
Somehow it is assumed that this vital knowledge to be successful is somehow just part of the persons genetic makeup and all people should be able to do this as easy as drinking water.
The auction yards are filled with failed attempts and as usual the horse is the ultimate loser in the equation.
If I gave you a Lear Jet as a present and built you a runway in your back yard to go with it would you really just go out one day and try to take it for a spin?
Are people just cheap to a fault or do they really feel that somehow they were born with some kind of organic knowledge that equips them to be an effective horse trainer.
I really don't understand....Please explain this to me.