I have decide to hire a trainer for my gelding. I have contacted a couple that look promising and will soon be going to meet them in person and check out their facilities. Both trainers use natural horsemanship methods, so I know that we agree on that. This will be just to get my horse trained for pleasure and trail riding not for showing.
I have never had to hire a trainer before and would appreciate any advice on questions I should ask or things that I should look for when there. Obviously, I will be looking at the condition of the horses that are already there and the condition of the facility itself. I have also requested to watch a training session.
I do not know anyone personally that has used these trainers and they did offer to provide references, but we all know that they are not going to give me the name of someone who was unhappy with the training.
How can I make sure that my boy is going to be well taken care of and safe?