Originally Posted by sunny06
We had a lady hand raise a pet until he was almost 6 and then he was sent to the best NH trainer around at a cost of $3000 for 3 months. Everyone at the barn was so excited to see how a real trainer does it. It just so happens at the exact same time I was starting a new guy, a 4 1/2 year olf really bad apple. Everyone got to watch me getting stomped into the ground, run through fences and 1/2 the time the horse won and the other half I won. Most guys and some of the girls helped me at one time or other, even to just holding his head down while I got one.
At the end of 3 months my guy had turned reliable, was side passing, backing running hundreds of miles of roads in busy traffic, was trained to hobble and knew his leads.
He had totally turned around and become actually one of the best in the barn of 25 others.
Well after 3 months the expensive guy came home and we all waited for the big show.. We got alot of twirling lead ropes, but all we really saw was a vicious buck and the owner was done. 2 years later the horse is still not ridden.
Alot of laughing at the barn and no more believers.
Well not in NH anyway.
Another guy, 6 months and 32 rides later his horse is still in the round pen and not turning. Don't want to rush the guy. My guy is that advanced the 1st day.
I may be rough at times but I get the job done and make good horses http://norval.ezworld.org/