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post #1 of 27 Old 01-20-2010, 01:48 AM Thread Starter
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So, Who Is you're Favourite Trainer ?

I Know there are other post's like this, but i wanted to create a new one, really fast before i head to bed!

I wanted to know who everyone's favourite trainer or person they look up to for training is !? wether it be someone you know personally, a NH program or trainer, a well know etc.

Please i would like there to be no bashing on this thread, everyone has an opinion and personal preferences, but this is not the place to bash other people for whom they choose, if they do have a favourite over other trainers.

My Favourite trainer is Stacy Westfall, and right after her is Clinton Anderson.
I think they both have wonderful training methods, and are very easy to listen and follow through with their methods.
They enjoy working with horses, and do have alot of experiance with working with horses, including a large amount of achievements in the equine industry.

So, Who do you look up to for advice,What trainer or program do you prefer, Why and again, This is not a bashing, or argumentive thread. If you have nothing nice to say, please keep it to you're selves.

This is for fun, Not a debate.

** I just want to add that i finally got my Stacy Westfall, Weaver leather DVD in the mail, and i am very pleased with what it contained, it has so much more ground work for me to work with Indigo and i cant wait to get started ^_^ !!!
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post #2 of 27 Old 01-20-2010, 02:52 AM
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I have three trainers that I know personaly that have really taught me alot and that I look up to.

The first one is Georgia she was my first trainer, she really pushed me and taught me alot of what I really know and she was the first trainer I ever jumped with, so thats something special although she had to move away, so know I cannot take lessons with her. But later on in the year (March-April) I will be doing clinic's with her.

The second one is Sue, I love her! She taught me tonnes of what I know, pushed me and shes cryed with me. I love the way she teaches, putting comps inside a lesson and putting some competition to win into our lessons pushing us to be the best we can. She was there when Chinga coliced (she still pushed me hard in my early morning lesson :) )

The third one is my newest trainer, I adore her. Her name is Aamelia and if it wasn't for her I wouldn't be filling out the forms for one of my comps at this very second, in my first lesson with her she made MAGIC happen. Shes just excellent and the best thing about her is she to has a trainer So shes always pointing new things out to me in the lesson.

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post #3 of 27 Old 01-20-2010, 03:09 AM
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My favorite trainer is Meghan Markham, she is my current trainer and so great with horses, has the firm but gentle handling. She takes everything step by step in a lesson but also doesnt go slow, but doesnt go to fast or push you adn your horse to hard. She really works on the connection between you and your horse and works for your goals. I have also worked with Jen verharen who is a good friend of Meghans and she is also the bomb, taught me four 4 years :)
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post #4 of 27 Old 01-20-2010, 07:30 AM
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That's easy ME
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post #5 of 27 Old 01-20-2010, 08:02 AM
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Klaus Hempfling does amazing things with dangerous horses, his method is god-like, so I don't think I could emulate him. I like Richard Maxwell and Buck Brannaman.
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post #6 of 27 Old 01-20-2010, 11:40 AM
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I have to say that the trainer that I look up to most in the world is my Dad. I have grown up around his methods and know how he handles horses (even behind closed doors). He was one of the most versatile trainers in the AQHA show world when he was still showing, trained and won in everything from WP to reining to roping, even barrels once. Now that I am looking to get into training, I have been asking him about a million questions and he couldn't be happier. His methods are practical and don't take a long time to get a horse trained. I have never seen him be rougher than a horse needed him to be.

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post #7 of 27 Old 01-20-2010, 11:42 AM
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I am a big Stacy Westfall fan. I actually emailed her a training question on her website and she answered it in her newsletter the following month. She breaks things down in very understandable ways, and is an excellent rider.
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post #8 of 27 Old 01-20-2010, 11:44 AM
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I have two personal Trainer I look up to... especially now that I am training on my own... And 2 others as well.
My mother and Joe are great trainers and I have learned so much from both of them.
And I have also used alot and love Clinton Anderson and Stacey Westfall.
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post #9 of 27 Old 01-20-2010, 11:57 AM
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I am a big Stacy Westfall fan as well, her methods are so easy and just commen sense. I also like John Lyons....not a parelli fan, but thats me!
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post #10 of 27 Old 01-20-2010, 12:30 PM
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Our new trainer is absolutely amazing, and I've learned more with her in 2 lessons than I have in the past year. Her name is Brittney, and she rocks. Check out her farm at Stone Hollow Farm - Home. Tell me what ya think!!!!
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