When I decided that I needed a trainer to help me with Cy, I never imagined the disappointment and difficulty I would have in actually finding a good reliable and NOT flakey trainer! I have been exploiting all of my assets trying to find a trainer that will work with both my horse and I. Most trainers just want to charge me $600+ and take my horse to their barn for a month, discluding me entirely from the training process. I have always believed that training a horse is just as important as training yourself. Not to mention the bonding that happens between horse and rider during training.
So FINALLY I find a couple that charges a surprisingly low rate of $10/hr with an emphasis on working with the owner on the property that the horse is at. I am sure you can imagine how happy I was to have found what I was looking for all along. This past Wednesday we set up an appointment for the trainers to meet Cy, but something came up and they couldn't make it. So we rescheduled for today, and they didn't show up! I called them and they didn't answer, I left a message and still nothing.
I just think that it is extremely unprofessional to flake out on a potential client like that, you know? I mean, in many ways when they would have come to meet Cy, it would have been similar to an interview. A time for them to convince me that they could help me and my horse. But alas... the the one thing that I was looking forward to all week isn't going to happen.
And on top of that, I have to continue my search for an appropriate trainer.
I am so bummed! :(