Okay, I am looking for a trainer to put a few weeks of "tuneups" on my mare. I have not ridden her for about 8 months due to the snow and ice here, it is finally going away. No arena or anything available until the ice rink that is the arena in summer is drained and the dirt worked again for summer.
Anyway, she is 8 yrs old, has had lots of good training, but want her worked on her leads, stops, etc before the arena will be ready here.
I had a 14 yr old girl reply to my ad, but of course as much as I appreciated her writing to me, I will not let a 14yr old work with my horse , one because she is a minor, and two, other than her mom, she could not give me references since once she is done training other peoples horses, she doesn't keep their numbers. I politely thanked her but said no.
So, am I asking for the impossible? Of course, I know I will have to take her out of my area to even find someone that has ground and not snow, but can't seem to find anyone.
Is a tuneup on an 8 yr old unrealistic?