western trainers sure are mean around here - The Horse Forum
Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 68 Old 09-07-2008, 07:06 AM Thread Starter
Trained
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hatton Vale, QLD, Australia
Posts: 5,227
• Horses: 7
western trainers sure are mean around here

well i started my search for a reining trainer today and my goodness, some people really do have a problem with horses other than quarter horses being western horses. the first guy i rang laughed at me and hung up the second guy i rang said it was impossible to teach reining to a wb :roll: the third guy told me to buy a quarter horse and then call him the next guy "suggested" i do some reading on the breed of horse i have and then see if i want to do western

i was so totally frustrated at this point and very close to giving up. i decided to email a few people so i didnt have to listen to the laughter and be humiliated again :(

so anyway i emailed this place a few hours away. i was pretty blunt and just said 'i have a warmblood. i want to do reining on him. will you train him or are you going to laugh at me as well?' lol i was looking at getting a qh from them when we got cougar and i liked what i saw then. well he replied very quickly and told me he really couldnt call himself a trainer if he couldnt teach his discipline to any horse and that he would love to work with jarred. he said he will feel like a fancy reiner riding jarred lol

it was so good to finally get a positive response from someone. hes not the cheapest but hes good and he is more than happy to do it so ive decided to go with him. hes not heading off to him for a couple of months though as he has as many horses as he can take in a training capacity at the moment so ive had to book him in. thats a good sign i suppose :)

"I whisper but my horse doesnt listen...So I yell!!...He still doesnt listen"


jazzyrider is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 68 Old 09-07-2008, 10:58 AM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 21,357
• Horses: 7
LMAO! When I first decided I was going to switch from english to western I received pretty much the same responses...And I HAVE a QH! LOL... Welcome to my world!

"Be a best friend, tell the truth, and overuse I love you
Go to work, do your best, don't outsmart your common sense
Never let your prayin knees get lazy
And love like crazy"
farmpony84 is offline  
post #3 of 68 Old 09-07-2008, 01:24 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Where ever i am.
Posts: 3,966
• Horses: 2
wow.....there rude! good luck with the trainer you booked jarred to see. hope it goes well
Gingerrrrr is offline  
post #4 of 68 Old 09-07-2008, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
Trained
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hatton Vale, QLD, Australia
Posts: 5,227
• Horses: 7
farmpony - wow! i probably would have been no better off with a qh then lol

ginger - yes! very rude. i think they were more scared of their reputation being in tatters if they couldnt do it lol the trainer i found has previously trained tb's, stock horses and a couple of non descripts how to rein and hes more than confident he can do the same with jarred.

this is where he is going to go. looking around his site gives me the feeling that this definitely is where my boy needs to go :)
http://www.freewebs.com/rockinjperfo...rses/index.htm

"I whisper but my horse doesnt listen...So I yell!!...He still doesnt listen"


jazzyrider is offline  
post #5 of 68 Old 09-11-2008, 01:49 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Minnesota, USA
Posts: 2,034
• Horses: 3
Im glad you found a good person...im guessing that the other trainers wanted a QH so that they can show them at AQHA shows and get their name out and charge you more $$$$....I would give them the time of day either.

I think this guy seems very nice and is a real person so to speak. He is doing a clinic that all of the money raised wil go to a show that is raising money for breast cancer. that is really awsome in itself. I know some trainers that it is all about the money. I hope that everything works out!!!


It's not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference.
- Paul "Bear" Bryant (Former college football coach)
Angel_Leaguer is offline  
post #6 of 68 Old 09-11-2008, 04:40 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 9,883
• Horses: 0
Jazzy, I'm so glad you found someone to work with!
I also like that he said " he really couldnt call himself a trainer if he couldnt teach his discipline to any horse"
I think that is so true!

Let us know how it goes!
appylover31803 is offline  
post #7 of 68 Old 09-11-2008, 10:05 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 5
• Horses: 0
Well that sure was blunt. Can't believe how people are ignorant sometimes. Hell, you can do barrel racing with a percheron!

I'm glad you didn't give up on trying western because of those goons. Keep in touch, please? I'd like to know your thoughts on western once you've tried it.

I wish you luck and a lot of fun on this new journey!
5087 is offline  
post #8 of 68 Old 09-11-2008, 10:30 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: SE Kansas
Posts: 10,620
• Horses: 5
Glad you found someone with an open mind. I have a friend who does cowboy mounted shooting on a Peruvian Paso. She gets grief all the time too. She dresses up as a native american too instead of the cowboy gear they are suppose to wear. I believe you should do what you want, how you want and where you want as long as your horse is healthy and willing.


"Until one has loved an animal, part of one's soul remains unawakened..."
- Anatole France
Vidaloco is offline  
post #9 of 68 Old 09-12-2008, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
Trained
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hatton Vale, QLD, Australia
Posts: 5,227
• Horses: 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Angel_Leaguer
Im glad you found a good person...im guessing that the other trainers wanted a qh so that they can show them at aqha shows and get their name out and charge you more $$$$....I would give them the time of day either.

I think this guy seems very nice and is a real person so to speak. He is doing a clinic that all of the money raised wil go to a show that is raising money for breast cancer. that is really awsome in itself. I know some trainers that it is all about the money. I hope that everything works out!!!
very true :) that also appealed to me when i went through the site.

appy - it is so very true. training a certain discipline shouldnt be about training a breed of horse it should just be about training the horse itself

EET - im sure ill let everyone on here now just how it all goes :) its all very exciting

Vida - exactly! ive never been the kind of person to not do something because its not the 'in thing'. i strive to be as different as possible as often as possible :)

"I whisper but my horse doesnt listen...So I yell!!...He still doesnt listen"


jazzyrider is offline  
post #10 of 68 Old 09-12-2008, 09:44 PM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 21,357
• Horses: 7
At state fair last year there was a girl on a really cute buckskin Morgan cross. She could only ride in open classes because it was an AQHA show, but there was a class (an open class) where the riders competed in 5 events. English under saddle, over fences, western pleasure, barrels, and reigning. The one that had the highest points at the end one like $500. Anyway, all the other horses in this event were QH's. This girl did OK in the english classes and so-so in barrels and then she absolutely kicked butt in the western pleasure and hands down won the reigning class... and she was on a morgan, PONY at that!

"Be a best friend, tell the truth, and overuse I love you
Go to work, do your best, don't outsmart your common sense
Never let your prayin knees get lazy
And love like crazy"
farmpony84 is offline  
Closed Thread

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome