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    05-23-2012, 12:09 PM
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Foal
Reining Trainers??

Hello! I am looking for more information on reining trainers..

I would like to get my horse "finished" when he gets a little older. Here are my questions:

-What do you look for in a reining trainer?
-What do you expect a trainer to accomplish in a 30 day window of training? (working with a horse solid on walk, jog, lope, halt, moving shoulders, hips & backs. A good solid broke horse)
-What do you expect to pay for 30 days of training?
-Does anyone have any other suggestions for me?
-Looking for a trainer anywhere in Washington state, Northern Oregon or Northern Idaho. Does anyone know of any?

Thank you :)
     
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    05-23-2012, 02:05 PM
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Trained
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Originally Posted by kuecktr    
Hello! I am looking for more information on reining trainers..

I would like to get my horse "finished" when he gets a little older. Here are my questions:

-What do you look for in a reining trainer?

I want a trainer with NRHA earnings in the Open. Not non pro or rookie or youth. OPEN and in NRHA. I also want to see those earnings on horses they have trained not someone ealse.

-What do you expect a trainer to accomplish in a 30 day window of training? (working with a horse solid on walk, jog, lope, halt, moving shoulders, hips & backs. A good solid broke horse)

Depends. You say solid but what is solid to you and what is solid to a NRHA Open Level rider could be 2 very very different things. If they do not have to fix anything then they could get quite a bit done in 30 days but you are NOT going to get a finished horse regardless of how solid the basices are. It takes 2 years to get one even close to showing and about 4-5 years to truly finish a reiner.


-What do you expect to pay for 30 days of training?

Depends on several things. Location is one. Some areas board on a horse is $350+ then add on the training. Other areas board is less. Then how good is the trainer. How much have they earned in NRHA? You are going to pay a lot more for an NRHA Futurity level wining trainer then you are for one who has say won at the Affiliate level and that trainer is going to be more then a trainer who has not one an affiliate title or not at the Open level but maybe the Int or Limt. Open level. However on average figure about $600-$650 for a good trainer do not be surprised if it is $800+ either. Then you have other expenses like sliders and such.

-Does anyone have any other suggestions for me?

Go to NRHA shows talk to trainers watch them ride talk to their clients not just present clients but past ones as well. Check their earnings through NRHA do not just take their word for it. See where they won and against who and what horse and so on. Are all their winnings on one horse or several. How many different horses in a year and so on.

-Looking for a trainer anywhere in Washington state, Northern Oregon or Northern Idaho. Does anyone know of any?

Thank you :)
Have some freinds up that way that I know know some trainers. Will check with them. Also look at the NRHA web site and check the local affiliates in your ares. They will have listes of local trainers.
     
    05-23-2012, 02:16 PM
  #3
Foal
Great information! Thank you :) I know it will be a long road.. but I'm up for it! I'm very excited to get into the reining world..
     
    05-23-2012, 02:51 PM
  #4
Trained
It is a lot of fun and a lot of great people.
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    05-29-2012, 01:38 AM
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Foal
It's probably going to be 30 months, not days for a finished reiner. It's a lot cheaper to buy a finished horse than to pay to have it done on your horse. And, you know what the final product will be. That said, no way I would sell my baby just to buy a finished horse.

I have heard great things about Dean Mc Cann in Washington state, where I live. I think he is in Roy or Eatonville or at least near there.

Also, the Roeser brothers Jon and Dan are very, very, very good Roeser Brothers Claim Top Titles at the 2012 National Reined Cow Horse Association Stakes

All of these trainers are reined cow horse trainers. Those are the trainers I am familiar with. They can put an awesome finish on your horse regardless! I don't think the training price is that much different than other trainers. At my barn it is $825/month for full board and training. There are a lot of winners coming out of the barn too.
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    05-29-2012, 07:07 AM
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Trained
You have gotten some really good advice. I will second all of it. I sent mine to a well credentialled reining trainer last fall-he is nowhere near finished, but, has a good enough handle for me, since I have no intentions of doing anything big with him. His training was actually hindered by the fact that he was not STARTED in reining. Like NRHA said, what you consider broke may not be at all what is needed for reining, and, in fact may take longer to reining train because they have to REtrain.

Here in the east, I would not go to a reined cowhorse trainer unless that was what I wanted to do. Reining and reined cowhorse are not the same, around here. Similar, yes, but you will not win at the same level reining as you would with a horse trained by a reining trainer. JMHO.

I also recommend going to shows, watching and learning. You will see trainers you will NOT want on your horses, regardless of their level.

Yes, it is definitely more cost effective to buy a made reiner than train one. I can only say that my guy has 6 mo with a trainer who does reining but not a true "reining trainer" (since I didn't think I could get a true reining trainer to take him as he is grade)and another 7 months with an excellent reining trainer.....and it is $800/mo. I could have bought a really nice horse.......

A friend has one she bought from a trainer as a 3 yr old, started late.....but also started fast, so had some significant holes in her training....she has added another 12K in training to her, so again-between what she paid, and what is invested.....could have had a made horse.

The people are great, it is a ton of fun, and worth every penny.
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    05-29-2012, 10:49 AM
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The cost of training one and buying one can be different. Training one could be less or it could be more. It is really going to come down to the horse. It cost me less to train my Dun It mare then it would have cost me to buy her or one liker her totaly finished. However I can go out and buy a finished reiner for a lot less then what she is worth. It comes down to several factors.
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    05-29-2012, 09:29 PM
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Foal
Are any of you familiar with "Kellmer Quarter Horses". I believe they're out of Post Falls, ID. I sent them an e-mail about training. I haven't heard back from them yet but was wondering if anyone knew anything about them?

Kellmer Quarter Horses - The Best Of Both Worlds -Standing Lottery Chex & Principle Invitation - All Phases of Western Training

What do you think?
     
    05-29-2012, 09:55 PM
  #9
Trained
Really hard to tell over the internet. I found mine like that, but then went to some shows, watched him, talked to him, etc....as well as talked to others before sending my horse with him.
     

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