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        02-09-2010, 04:49 PM
      #21
    Green Broke
    I know what you mean about being shy. I am terrified to talk to people. (That might be from my ADD though.) I just get so nervous talking to people.
         
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        02-09-2010, 05:10 PM
      #22
    Yearling
    Did she say she'd only trained 8 horses? In that email all she said was that her horse Koko was her 8th, not that she was the last. I may be missing something.

    I can't really give advice on trainers, the one trainer I picked gave up on mine after 2 weeks.
         
        02-09-2010, 05:15 PM
      #23
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    Originally Posted by haviris    
    I can't really give advice on trainers, the one trainer I picked gave up on mine after 2 weeks.
    Thats crap! Did you get your money back?
         
        02-09-2010, 07:48 PM
      #24
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    Originally Posted by haviris    
    I can't really give advice on trainers, the one trainer I picked gave up on mine after 2 weeks.
    I had 3 gave up on mine after 1 hour. I was stupid enough to pay though.

    OP, I don't know but the lady doesn't sound like very experienced trainer either. I'm sorry for asking, but are you looking for the cheaper one? Unfortunately from my experience cheap ones are not all that good usually (although may be there are exceptions). I'd ask your vet and farrier - THEY usually know trainers around pretty good (at least from my experience). Do you have any tack stores or local forums? I got LOTS of recommendations from my local forums (some extremely helpful, the trainer I work with now I found in just general horsey chat at the local horse association meeting).
         
        02-10-2010, 04:07 PM
      #25
    Green Broke
    I am only 17 so I can only afford so much. I am just looking around to see who trains, and how they train.
    I have not chosen a cetain person yet, I am just looking.
         
        02-10-2010, 06:55 PM
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    Originally Posted by paintluver    
    I am only 17 so I can only afford so much. I am just looking around to see who trains, and how they train.
    I have not chosen a cetain person yet, I am just looking.
    It's understandable and that's why I asked. Frankly, I'd just keep looking, visit places you liked and see how the particular person trains before making your decision. For example, we have cheaper "backyard" trainer very close to me. She's reasonable in her training and gentle. I heard really nice things about her starting horses or putting some mileage on trails, and I'm sure she does great work on that (I know her in person). I wouldn't send my horses to her if I need something advanced (reining, jumping, dressage), but just to start she's good enough and cheaper than any "high-level" trainer in area. So good luck looking!
         
        02-10-2010, 10:20 PM
      #27
    Yearling
    I didn't have to pay, this was for my mule, I was actually trading another mule for the training (this guy was suppose to be a mule trainer). Ended up sending her to another trainer this guy recommended (I know what you're thinking, but it was either this or give up and bring her home and do it myself, didn't seem like I had anything to lose). The second guy hadn't done many mules, but had trained some saddle donkeys, and I'd use him again!
         
        02-10-2010, 11:39 PM
      #28
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by kitten_Val    
    It's understandable and that's why I asked. Frankly, I'd just keep looking, visit places you liked and see how the particular person trains before making your decision. For example, we have cheaper "backyard" trainer very close to me. She's reasonable in her training and gentle. I heard really nice things about her starting horses or putting some mileage on trails, and I'm sure she does great work on that (I know her in person). I wouldn't send my horses to her if I need something advanced (reining, jumping, dressage), but just to start she's good enough and cheaper than any "high-level" trainer in area. So good luck looking!
    Thank you!
    I am going to look at only people that seem like they know what they are doing, I am going to get refrences, and see some of the horses they have trained. I am so nervous about choosing the right trainer...
         
        02-11-2010, 10:27 AM
      #29
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    Originally Posted by paintluver    
    Thank you!
    I am going to look at only people that seem like they know what they are doing, I am going to get refrences, and see some of the horses they have trained. I am so nervous about choosing the right trainer...
    I know what you feel. I did everything you plan to do as well when I was looking for one: references first, then I called and visited the barn. :) It may take a while but better be that than sorry. I'm absolutely positive you'll find a good one. They are out there (just not very advertised sometime).
         
        02-11-2010, 10:36 AM
      #30
    mls
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    Originally Posted by paintluver    
    I am only 17 so I can only afford so much. I am just looking around to see who trains, and how they train.
    I have not chosen a cetain person yet, I am just looking.
    MN Horse Expo is only 71 days away. Would be a very good place to make contacts.

    Minnesota Horse Expo 2010
         

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