01-26-2011, 03:23 AM
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There are so many wonderful Canadian NH trainers! Stay local. No need to go all the way to Oz (no disrespect intended, as they also have a boatload of great trainers)
Look into Chris Irwin (free videos available on Stateline tack website, and my personal favorite, Jonathon Fields. He comes regularly to BC, too and in fact I think he is doing a clinic in Feb or sometime soon. I love the way he explains things. His videos are not cheap and that is a drawback, but you can get a whiff of them on Youtube. If I could afford it, I would look into buying his set.
I also like Julie Goodnight. Her website if chock full of great FAQ's and videos and such.
Another good trainer is Ellen Ofstad. I think she is Norwegian? Or Swedish?
She is on You tube.
Read Mark Rashid, Buch Branaman and Bill Dorrance (though he will be hard to understand at first)
Any of these will give you a start. Good luck and check in now and then and let me know how goes it. (still waiting to see some of your artwork, BTW)