Originally Posted by paintluver
Ok. Here is another lady that I am going to call tonight.
She trains with Clinton anderson techniques (LOVE Clinton Anderson...)
She seems really good.
This last e-mail I got from her sounds really nice.
(I am kind of nervous that she only trained 8 horses though...)
Hi again, I know how you feel! When I started about 8 years ago I was really anxious about using what I learned. My husband and I used Clinton’s techniques along with some others to break our horse, Koko. She will be 8 this year and has been just great for us. I have her boarded at Kingstown Valley Ranch over behind Cedar Creek Country Club. The owners, well one of the owners-Ferd is a certified Clinton Anderson trainer and a retired La Crosse Mounted Police Sargeant. He has clinics throughout the spring and summer which are great and very helpful. You would be more than welcome to come and see Koko to see how I did. She was my 8th horse starting under saddle. There are some questions I have regarding your horse, her age and if there are any specific problems you have with her besides not being ridden yet? If this pans out I would really like to see her. I would expect you to be involved, as much as you could, which would be great for boosting your confidence!
Sounds good. Worth checking out. Is there any way you can check out another horse she's worked with besides Koko?
The only 8 horses under her belt thing,...yeah, that can make you pause....but don't let it put you off. The quality might be what you're looking for and what may match what you want.
Also, since she's just getting started, your horse may get more attention and more detail,....talking about the enthusiasm someone has who's just getting going.