Who is your favorite horse trainer?

       The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Horse Training

Who is your favorite horse trainer?

This is a discussion on Who is your favorite horse trainer? within the Horse Training forums, part of the Training Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    06-25-2010, 05:56 PM
Who is your favorite horse trainer?

I want to know who everybody's favorite horse trainer is. Doesn't matter what discipline, doesn't matter if they're famous or not, I want to know everybody's opinion. I thought this would be a good idea for a thread :]. Tell why you like who you like, give a story, get as detailed as you like!
Sponsored Links
    06-25-2010, 08:14 PM
My neighbor, Jim. He is an old Oklahoma cowboy, anytime I need help with a naughty horse he is always there for me. He truly does whisper to the horses. I once saw him load a 3 yr old Appy stud colt that was completely wild, in a 40 acre pasture, into his trailer. All he used was his body position, voice and a hip rope- a lariat draped over one haunch to direct him in. It was amazing!
    06-25-2010, 08:25 PM
My riding instructor/ ex BO Kelly
    06-25-2010, 08:45 PM
I have to say my Dad. As far as experience goes, he has done some things in his life than 99.99% of horse people will never even see, let alone believe. He has successfully trained everything from WP, reining, roping, working cow horse, halter, HUS, even a hunter/jumper or 2, polo ponies, driving teams, and pretty much anything else he was asked to do. He had a very successful show career from the early seventies to the mid nineties, some of that in the Appaloosa show world and the rest in the AQHA. There is nothing I enjoy more than sitting and listening him tell stories about when he was younger and some of the horses that he rode, some of the things that he won, and some of the people that he met. He worked for Billy Allen for a while and they are still friends to this day.
    06-25-2010, 10:08 PM
Oh! We talked about this before in another thread a long time ago...my all time favorite would have to be


Rainbow Bright!

I mean, hell - come on! Look at how well she can ride bridleless! I mean, she can jump Raibow's for Pete's Sake with no bridle!! To me, that's phenominal.

Her form is exceptional too, no saddle - and she can do all those stunts pain free! WITH NO BRIDLE!!!! HELLO!!

    06-25-2010, 11:20 PM
^^^ HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! That is hilarious!!!!!!
    06-25-2010, 11:58 PM
Rainbow Brite rocks.
    06-26-2010, 01:22 AM
Love Rainbow Brite!!!!

And as for trainers, It's gotta be Jim M. He is a retired cop, and I am his only "prodige", (as he calls me). He is a great guy, and a heck of a horseman. He has taught me so many things in the three months I have worked with him.

Not only does he know how to persuade a horse, but he acts like a dad to his horses. If a 60 some year old man in full cowboy getup goes to fix his horses "boo boo and owie", you know he has a soft spot in his heart. Literally, he said boo boo and owie. Several times.

He has taken and introduced me to almost all of the top horse trainers in our area. And probably 20 more exceptional riders and then others. He always will tell me the low down on people (who is sketchy, who trains this way, who isn't the greatest person for advice, where your money is well spent, etc.).

He is a great guy and I have never seen him mistreat a horse. He has never yelled at me for making a mistake (although he is quick to correct) and understands I'm still learning the horse game and am new to the game of young horses.

I would also like to give my dues to Robin D. Who taught me how to ride and the basics of horsecare, Without her and her family, I would not be the horsewoman I am today.
And every other horsemen out there who have given me advice. Even if it was only a small detail, It still made me a better horsewoman.
    06-26-2010, 01:36 AM
I'm a big Clinton Anderson fan. Cleve Wells, even with all of his issues, also has some handy books out. Lynn Palm has definitely changed my view as to what the Quarter Horse can do. I had the pleasure of watching her ride her Paint Rugged Painted Lark in a demonstration.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I sent my horse to the trainer Juniper Horse Training 21 01-19-2010 08:49 PM
Dressage trainer or Arab trainer? knaskedov Dressage 7 01-04-2010 10:20 PM
Who is your favorite trainer? secretmolly Horse Training 24 09-10-2009 03:21 PM
WANTED - ASSISTANT TRAINER S to NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP TRAINER Lolabydream Natural Horsemanship 0 03-23-2009 06:27 PM
Favorite/Least Favorite horse personalities sunburst Horse Talk 2 03-08-2008 12:07 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:26 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0