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post #11 of 68 Old 09-12-2008, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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thats awesome :) it just goes to show doesnt it

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post #12 of 68 Old 09-30-2008, 05:34 PM
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Ack! Mean people are so not cool. I've had my fair share of being laughed at - my old guy was a QH and I wanted to jump (I have seen a lot of jumping QH's, too) and I was told I shouldn't. It's their loss, anyway. Glad you found someone nice! I hope it works out for ya :]

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post #13 of 68 Old 10-02-2008, 09:32 AM
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Ohmygoodness. I live in the western world on the QH level. The trainers are very rude, western trainers are very conservative and very close minding about training anything other then QH's or Arabs to do reining. Its just the business is for yah.
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post #14 of 68 Old 10-02-2008, 09:23 PM
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Not all Western trainers are mean, though! I personally love my trainer, a few others I've worked with have all been incredibly nice and helpful.
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post #15 of 68 Old 10-02-2008, 11:46 PM
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Quarter Horse people can be very ignorant! I know, I breed them! Alot of trainers around here won't take a horse unless it has the "In" bloodlines. Our stud is cutting and foundation bred and alot of reining trainers didn't want to take him because of that!

Just curious how come you've decided to switch to western?
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post #16 of 68 Old 10-06-2008, 11:17 PM
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Hello All! Jazzy I am shocked that you had such a hard time. Did you try Scott Sutton??? He is really a great guy and i think that he is still in Caboolture :)

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post #17 of 68 Old 10-07-2008, 06:58 AM
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Oh boy, that's sounds so strange. Around here all trainers will work with any breed (well, I know some don't take problem horses, but that's whole other story). Anyway, I'm glad you found the good one who can train him!
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post #18 of 68 Old 12-02-2008, 10:18 PM
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lol i got a good response from my new western trainer about my thoroughbred going from being a hunter/jumper to western and she had seen me ride him a couple of times and she actually said that for a thoroughbred he's got a pretty nice jog lol so my horse has potential so i'm happy I can't wait to further our training
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post #19 of 68 Old 12-03-2008, 12:53 PM
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I can see this reply from trainers who earn their living at world-level Quarter Horse shows because every client and horse is either going to help them rise even further and promote their business, or not. And at this level, although it's discouraging, they rarely work with horses they don't see as pretty likely high-placers (without too much work).

I've had high-level trainers tell me that I shouldn't spend my money having them train a horse because the horse isn't going to do well enough to justify the expense. I know it's offensive sometimes, but I'm finally at the point where I appreciate the honesty. Sometimes they call me and tell me to pick up the horse in 60 days, and sometimes it stays there a year. My favorite trainer (who is consistently at the top in AQHA and NRHA) says that if every month's training bill isn't going to add twice that amount, in value, to my horse, then he won't keep it there. That pretty much always happens during the first 90 days, but after that, it's a 'business decision.'

I actually respect him more for his advice because he keeps turning out to be right. Even when I am very hopeful that a horse can do more than he thinks, he seems to be right every time. He has a much better eye and a more 'business-like' attitude than I do at times. So sometimes I swallow my pride and move on ... and try to learn from the experience and refine my own judgment and eye as well.

But if you're not working with trainers at the very top, they should indeed be able to work with almost any horse you bring them, and they should be willing to school you as well, as your horse advances. It sounds like you have found just the right person. Congrats!

Keep us posted and good luck. Have fun!!

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post #20 of 68 Old 12-03-2008, 01:17 PM
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your lucky that a trainer didnt take you for your money. When i first started in the cutting world i had a arab/morgan gelding(16.1H) that i wanted to try cutting with. The first trainer seen me comin i tell ya! He charged us $800 a month and this guy lived 3 hours away. I was in high school at this point so every weekend i would drive down there by my self and stay there for the weekend adn ride my horse. When i got there my horse would be tied and waiting for me. But he would be panting...breathing like he just finished running a marathon and covered in sweat. I was not happy with the training that was going on...well the lack of training i should say. My horse didnt see cows the entire time he was there. I woudl always return home and tell my mom that we needed to pull Sparky from that trainer and find some were else for him to go. She never beleived me. At this time i was working for a cutting horse trainer in my home town who was to busy so could not work with Sparky. Well i was riding her stud and showing the entire time and was getting very used to the cutting world. Finally me and her jumped in the truck and trailer and took him home. I was at a stallion fair the month later and watched his man do a cutting run on a morgan stallion. I went to see him the following weekend and fell in love with his training. Sparky was at his place for 2 months and we were winning all our classes. O trust me i got laughed at! I was the only teenager...the only horse that wasnt a QH. and Sparky was not built to do it! But we kicked butt...goes to show that any horse can do any thing! Sparky now is my moms trail horse..
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