11-10-2011, 03:23 AM
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It saddens me when people stop learning, or forget how to learn. The quickest and easiest way to learn is to be taught by someone more experienced than you. Getting a trainer doesn't mean you won't be doing the work. Getting lessons doesn't mean that you are an inexperienced child beginner who needs to be led by the hand. Everyone could use a lesson or two or a second opinion now and then.
My dad has been working with horses for fifty years, and has not stopped learning yet. He is always adapting and adding to his repertoire.
I have been training foals and weaklings for 12 years now. I think I am pretty darn good right now, judging on the progress of my babies. I still have an enormous amount of work and learning to do. I get better every year, which means there is always room for improvement which also means I had better keep learning.
If you(meaning anyone) are unable or unwilling to seek out someone more experienced than you to help you with a problem hands on(IMO, the best way to learn) then you are the opposite of what you think you are. If you are too good, or know too much to learn, then no one will ever be able to help you(meaning anyone). The best thing a horse trainer can do is keep his or her mind open to new ideas and ways of learning. You must learn before you can teach.
Horses can't be trained over the internet. They need experienced handling to learn, as well as we do.