Question for trainers
How often do you like your clients coming out to watch you work with their horse?
I'm asking this because when I worked for a small time trainer, no one ever came to see their horse worked until the last day. My mare was sent out to be ridden last summer (I don't consider what he did training) and I was never given the chance to go see her. It was no big deal to the guy who took my mare out there, he didn't understand why I cared to watch her be ridden.
So now I have my mare out for training, she will have been out there for a week on Sunday. I sent her out because I hadn't had the time to ride the past 2 years and am RUSTY and haven't had time to keep her in consistent work. So if I had it my way I'd be out there every day trying to work with my horse, but I'll settle for giving them 1 month to work her, and then next month they keep working her but once a week going out for lessons on her with them.
The trainer said just give her a call to make sure she is around and will be working my mare around the time I want to head out, but I don't want to get in the way or for them to be annoyed by me there all the time.
She said she prefers the people that have actually witnessed what their horses are learning so their is no problems when they take their horses home, but I don't think many people that send their horses there would actually like to hang around their horses so much that I'd be willing to poop-scoop her pen. (No I'm not a crazy horse-love-sick teen haha, I just have lived away from the farm for almost 2 years now and I actually miss the hard labour of taking care of an animal)
So what do you trainers on here prefer? Once a week? More, less, or whenever the owner wants?
And how much do you try and get them involved with what you are doing while they are out watching?