[QUOTE=Cherie;1282032]What direction do you want to go with your horse? If you are interested in Cutting and cow horses? Then Cris Cox would be better, but I like Les Vogt much better. Like his way of starting horses, too.
If you are wanting to do rail classes, equitation and showmanship, Julie Goodnight would be better. But, I think there are others out there that are better at that, too. Richard Shrake is good at teaching all around showing skills. Al Dunning is good.[/QUOTE]
Now Al is a trainer.....he does it for a living!! I met the man at an AQHA convention many years ago. The guy actually trains horses, produces show horses for clients etc.
Richard Shrake and Julie Goodnight, if you want to show...I would not look to them for rail, eq or showmanship. They aren't out on the show circuit with clients and their horses and are not current at all when it comes to what is happening at shows.