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        11-06-2008, 02:36 PM
    Originally Posted by iridehorses    
    While it's true that we all need to start somewhere, there are some animals that are better suited for that learning curve and I don't believe that the horse is a good subject for that. A non-pro does not have the time to devote and the horse is just the wrong animal for on/off training. It's terribly important for a horse in particular to have a solid foundation for an owner to build on.
    I'm not sure if you mean a horse in general, or ''that'' horse... to me it sounds like a horse in general, so I'm sorry if I got it wrong.
    What animals should s/he start with then? If you have the experience of riding and know your dicipline well, you can't really do anything more to prepare for training a horse yourself, can you? You can't be a pro immediatly.
    So.. what do you mean?
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        11-06-2008, 05:07 PM
    Zab that is a great idea, seriously I mean you'll actually learn how to keep training the horse after the trainer is no longer needed and it will help keep up the training much better if the both of you learn together!
        11-06-2008, 05:16 PM
    I think this is a personality issue...

    Not to sound egotistical but I have all the know-how to train my own horses...BUT I don't. Why? Because I am not patient...and my goals are focused on competition wins. So basically I don't have the time to spend years training my own...when I can send my young ones to a trainer and keep campaigning my old guys in the meanwhile.

    Some people LOVE to train their own mom is one of them. I don't. I don't think that makes me bad or anything...I just prefer to "finish" a horse not start one.
        11-06-2008, 05:31 PM
    Zappasowner: Of course it's a good idea, it's so tpical the little middle-thing land of Sweden to have middle-thing ideas so it must be per...wait..oh my, I got a good idea! XD
    ^__^ Well, it worked fine even if I don't know anything about this dicipline yet, it was only slow.. so :)
        11-06-2008, 05:54 PM
    Zap, I was referring to horses in general. Some horses are easy and willing, needing only direction but as a whole (all of horsedom) they need to be taught.

    A good student is not necessarily a good teacher. So a good rider is not necessarily a good trainer. Starting a young horse is very different then teaching collection, or a reining stop, or even how to rate a cow. I was suggesting that the OP may want to put a good foundation on their horse before taking over the training.
        11-06-2008, 06:14 PM
    Ok then.
    But if you want to train a horse from scratch, you have to start somewhere.. you don't magically upgrade from a rider to a pro.. Some horse must be the first one you train yourself.
        11-06-2008, 06:48 PM
    True, but that is why there are apprentices.
        11-06-2008, 06:57 PM
    I don't know that word? >_>;
        11-06-2008, 07:31 PM
    An apprentice is someone who works as a student under a professional to learn a trade until they are skilled enough to be able to work on their own.
        11-06-2008, 07:32 PM
    Fair enough, thanks for the explanation. :)

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