Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: West Central Illinois
• Horses: 0
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.