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    08-20-2009, 11:49 AM
Ive never heard of him...but I don't know a whole lot of the american cutting horse trainers...just the canadians.

What exactly are you looking to do? Take cutting lessons, reining lessons, working cowhorse lessons? I know its probably hard to find some one to take lessons from and/or train your horse in your area but why are you looking for some one from the NCHA to train?
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    08-20-2009, 12:45 PM
I just wanted to say I feel your pain! When my mare was 4 or 5 I don't quite remember I was trying to find a good WP trainer to get her started on the right foot! Well I found in my area jsut about 15 mins from me a AQHA trainer/judge exhibiter so I thought this would be great for us! I went out to visit her and the facility it was nice she was nice so we sat up a time to bring my mare out for 30 days. Well I get her there and everything was fine..they had a big show coming up the next weekend so were busy getting ready for that I suppose! I came the next day just to check on her to make sure she was settling in (first time away form home) she was fine so I just went to say Hi to the trainer and she tore my head off! She said she was ready to tell me to take my horse back when we dropped her off because we were questioning her....well yea we questioned her about her training methods and who would be training her isnt that what most clients do? She was also ranting how I need to stay away because the horse can't be trained with me distracting her..hmm basically I was crushed after that conversation and I just started bawlign when I left..i felt horrible for leaving my mare there and should of yanked her out of there but I didnt want to tell my parents and they get all upset. I called two weeks later to check on her and she said that my horse had a lot to learn and blah blah balh...well no **** that's why I sent her to you so anyways I got to ride her once while she was in training and that was the day before we picked her up to come home and she was worse then when I sent her! So I just spent $600 for nothing to be set back..and for god knwos what ot happen to my horse! I felt horrible for doing that but Classy didn't seem to be in any pain/stress or not taken care of so I couldnt question that! I was just very hurt by the way I was treated just because I wasn't part of their show barn!

Sorry that was so long I just had to rant about it because I hate trainers that are like that! Her stallion is one of the leading producers for HUS in AQHA Sky Blue Walker
    08-20-2009, 01:01 PM
Some trainers have a hard time with who the actual "customer" is...
    08-20-2009, 03:54 PM
Originally Posted by NicoleS11    
some trainers have a hard time with who the actual "customer" is...
That's true on both sides. I'm sure there are "pain in a back" trainers as well as "pain in a back" customers. Although I 100% agree that if you are not allowed to come and check/watch the horse - it's #1 (for me) NOT to place a horse in that barn.

As for that guy I wasn't looking for something famous (although it's always a plus IMO) , but he seems to be also the only one close by working with the cows and that's what I wanted to try. I know another one with cows (very nice person), but he's like 40 miles away, and another facility is like 60 miles away, so that's too far for me.

Actually, I tried another trainer in his place yesterday and she was really good. The only problem she's leaving back to college this week. But I got her phone ## so hopefully I'll be able to take some lessons when she visits her family. Lets see how it'll go.

Folks, thanks all for support!
    08-20-2009, 05:31 PM
Exactly Kitten_Val. You are employing them. You are paying them to do a service for YOU. With all the cases of abuse from "trainers" any good horseman would understand you questioning them and making surprise visits. I would never send my horse to a place where they were not okay if not supportive of that.
    08-21-2009, 02:10 AM
Kitten, I haven't heard of that guy but I know that stallion and he is something else! :)

Shesinthebarn, do you mind me asking what the breeding on your filly is? I'm a reining freak and just love seeing bloodlines! :)
    08-21-2009, 02:12 AM
Originally Posted by NicoleS11    
some trainers have a hard time with who the actual "customer" is...

Couldn't have said it better myself! :) And the customers need to speak up and say "Hey look! It's people like me that make your life possible!"
    08-21-2009, 10:36 AM
Originally Posted by FehrGroundRanch    
I know that stallion and he is something else! :)
Sorry to sound dumb, but what do you mean by that? He's good or bad or not good for reining, or something else? Lol!

They are giving lessons, so I'm thinking about giving them a call to see.
    08-21-2009, 01:34 PM
He is amazing. My friend owns a daughter of his and not only is she an excellent performer, getting a chance to compete and the National Canadian Reining Level and 10 YEARS OLD! (That is unheard of!) but she is also one of the most beautiful horses that I have ever laid eyes on!
    08-22-2009, 12:31 PM
Originally Posted by FehrGroundRanch    
He is amazing. My friend owns a daughter of his and not only is she an excellent performer, getting a chance to compete and the National Canadian Reining Level and 10 YEARS OLD! (That is unheard of!) but she is also one of the most beautiful horses that I have ever laid eyes on!
Wow! Thanks a lot for sharing. I think I'll give them a buzz today!

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