Okay so here is what I have in mind. I want experience training horses, it seems to be an invaluable resource to have! I'm not looking to train the next big star, just a safe trail horse.
I'm wanting to go about it one of two ways.
I'm wanting to purchase a dead broke/bomb proof horse. I'm going to have an instructor show me how to go about training a horse from the bottom up, and then test out what I learn with my horse. This way, I'm using it in a safe environment, gaining confidence, and learning what does or doesn't work well. I realize that every horse is different when it comes to training but this way seems to be a good way to get my feet wet with out the repercussions of screwing up a green broke horse.
My other option was to get a horse that is not 100% dead broke or bomb proof (would still be broken, just not parade ready) and have an instructor teach me how to make him so.
Either way, I wont do it unless I have a willing instructor to show me how its done. Its nothing I'm going to do right away. I'm starting college in May to get an assistant barn management certification. Its only a 1 year program, I probably don't have to get it to manage a barn but I'm using it as a resource for information and experience (they do internships to different barns).
I also have to either have a free place to board the horse or some place extremely cheep. Boarding around the Orlando area is a good $600-$700 a month full and $200-$300 for just simple pasture board.
I'm also going to be doing this with a draft horse of some sort.
So, what do you think of the idea? Does it sound like a safe way to get started?