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post #1 of 5 Old 06-25-2012, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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SO many knowledgeable folks on the forum!!

There are SO many knowledgeable trainers on here that I wish lived near me. Spirit and I are hackers, period. I want to improve my riding as she is very eager to learn. I know of some bad trainers in our area. Apparently you can take a 6 hour course and get certified as a horse trainer in our parts.

Does anyone here know of a quality horse trainer in NW PA area. I prefer not to move my horse and me a long distance. My horse and I are smart, committed, and eager to learn more!
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post #2 of 5 Old 06-25-2012, 11:24 AM
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Good luck on your search. Unfortunately bad or wannabe trainers exist everywhere. I don't complain too much because I profit off their mistakes when the horses end up with me to fix ;)

Hopefully there are members here that know your area. Another good resource is your farrier, they tend to have first hand knowledge or at the least second hand info from clients.
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post #3 of 5 Old 06-25-2012, 05:54 PM
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Yeah, I feel your pain! So many horse trainers but its hard to find someone whose ideas match yours. I am looking into the local universities and colleges. If they have a equestrian team see if you can take lessons over the summer. The students are out gone but lots of local folks are interested in lessons. As a result, most keep a lesson program going. You can usually trailer your horse in or ride one of their school horses. Which may help you with your own horse. I am with you in solid hacking/trails for life! That said, there is value in a horse that can be ridden in a riding ring and not loose its cool. Sometimes, its fun to learn something new. You could also ask your vet, they see a lot of local horses and trainers and might have some ideas on what would fit you and your horse. Good luck with your search.
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post #4 of 5 Old 06-25-2012, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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My farrier suggested a trainer named Tom Reid. I just wanted more than one option, especially since there are so many folks on here that have a vast amount of experience. I was hoping someone was near to me that I knew from the forum. We shall see....
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post #5 of 5 Old 06-25-2012, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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