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Let's Get The Ball Rolling...
So, if any of you have read my old posts,you'll know that I have a 4 year old gelding named Lakota. When he turned 3 last year, I was trying to find someone to break him, but all the trainers in my area told me that they weren't taking anymore outside horses. So, I gave up on any hope of getting him trained that year, and kept him out at pasture.
Skip ahead a year, and he's 4 years old now. I've been trying to find a trainer in my area, but it's kind of difficult.
The first person that I talked to backed out on me at last minute. He also gave me a lame excuse, saying he was "donating food & clothes for charity all month".
My uncle is friends with a man who actually broke & trained a roping horse for George Strait. The problem with him is that he is waaay too expensive (charging over 500 a month) and other than George Strait, who of course none of us know personally, I don't have any references.
My second option is a girl who's only about a year or 2 older than me. I've known her personally for years, and I know that she's a really great rider, and she's broke all of her own horses to ride. Since we've known each other for so long, she's giving me a discount by only charging 250 a month.
I was supposed to practice loading my horse in the trailer today, since he hasn't been loaded in such a long time. But the weather didn't permit for that, so it didn't happen.
I'm just ready to get the ball rolling. Waiting this long is just cruel torture. -.-
I'm also selling my other gelding, and it seems like all the people who are "interested" are just tire kickers. I'm sick of playing around. Something's gotta give.
I dont trust the people that charge 250 to train a horse. Around my area most people charge 500+ The best out the best are 5k. My trainer included charges 500 and he does driving, western, English....etc So he knows his stuff. He is teacher at the college I got my horse certificate from. If you cant find a trainer. Start doing some of the basic things with him such as long lining. Lunging...etc Just so he is on the way to getting a saddle on.
Like Freemare said, I would be leery of someone charging $250.
Trainers charges depend on the discipline and area. Here it is $650 and up.
I'm also not getting him trained into any certain discipline. I'm just sending him out to get rode for 30 days. I would break him myself, but I don't have much experience in that area. Once he's broke, I'm the one who's going to be doing all of the training in any discipline that I want him to go into.
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