Originally Posted by SorrelHorse
Everyone starts at a place where they do not know. If everyone had the attitude of not getting a trainer, then this world would be full of ruined horses.
It is especially important in horses to know what you are doing. They are dangerous animals. And if someone can't admit if they aren't qualified, then they don't have business handling a horse. Everyone goes through that "God" stage where they don't want to admit being wrong. I know I did. But eventually you just have to learn to accept advice. We can't be there to ensure your safety and walk you through a process from an online forum, and we can't help you if you do something wrong.
But a trainer can!
Hmm, interesting. I never saw the op argue a point or refuse to take advice (regarding the advice she asked for). All I've seen is people tell her how unqualified she is... how silly. We encounter problems every day that we've never dealt with before and been able to conquer them successfully based on prior knowledge, without help from others who are "more qualified". And I'm not just speaking in terms of horse training. No one knows everything, not even these trainers we so often refer to as the only solution. Everyone is a trainer who interacts with a horse. Everyone. And everyone has things to learn.
Please give advice based on your experiences and knowledge of how to best approach working with these horses. It has been made clear you think she is not qualified to train these horses. I don't think it's necessary to say it or imply it anymore. Posted via Mobile Device