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post #51 of 68 Old 12-27-2008, 08:36 AM
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I agree with Rebelappy but the problem still remains that trainers have a reputation to uphold and taking in a horse that can not be competitive will, perhaps at least in their mind, diminish that reputation. They want only to be associated with horses that have a chance of being winners. To be rude about rejecting your horse, Emily, shows a major flaw in their character and a trainer to be avoided anyway.

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post #52 of 68 Old 12-27-2008, 03:29 PM
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aaw thank you so much for that. Its nice to hear other people happy to see something out of the norm ;)
It has nothing to do with being "happy to see something out of the norm".
No one is condoning their rudeness or saying it's okay, the fact of the matter is a WB wasn't made to do reining and that is the reason the ones who turned you down did so.
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post #53 of 68 Old 12-27-2008, 11:47 PM Thread Starter
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yes I understand that but what about dressage trainers that take on qh's or other horses not known for dressage? Some of these horses are brilliant at it. Maybe not as good as a tb or a wb but they can still hold their own even though they arent necessarily built for dressage.

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post #54 of 68 Old 12-28-2008, 09:00 AM
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I would guess because theres never been a WB good at reining actually I've nevert heard of one even being average. Never heard of one even earning any NRHA money
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Your horse may not be in the money with the NRHA but there is no reason for those trainers to laugh at you and be that rude. Any trainer worth his salt should welcome the challenge of doing something that everyone else said was impossible. What would have happened if someone had said "Oh, you can't do that!!!" the first time someone mentioned riding on the back of a horse? They would still be running wild and we would be afoot. If the trainers are afraid of accepting your horse just because he may not be competative, that just shows how shallow they really are. If you are a paying customer, who cares if your horse wins. Plus, there are lots of things that cross-training in reining can help a horse with; balance, softness, fitness. He may not have the picture perfect spins or drag his butt into the stops, but I believe that a WB could be a pretty **** good reiner. Give it a try if you want and ignore what everyone else says!!!!!

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Who cares if the horse wins? Well the trainer for one they get a % of the winnings no winnings no money. For every horse they train that wins their % of winniners gets higher. The higher their % the better their record as a trainer. The better their record the more horses they get in to train. The more horses they accept that have a good chance at winning the more money they make. Trainers train to make money its how they make their living if I did it I'd never take one that I thought had no chance either.
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post #57 of 68 Old 12-29-2008, 05:36 PM
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Then you would be a closed minded person who was more interested in money than just the thrill of training a horse.

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post #58 of 68 Old 12-29-2008, 06:02 PM
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But it is more then a thrill to them - it is their livelihood and reputation is everything.

I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.

Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.


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post #59 of 68 Old 12-29-2008, 06:07 PM
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I guess its a risk that a willing trainer would have to take...
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Close minded? Interested in money? I take it you have someone that supports you and pays your bills? Most people don't they have a job to earn money to pay theres. I think theres some people that are certainly close minded but its not the trainers that want to earn a living. If you want to become a trainer for thrills by all means step up to the plate and be one. But you better have a big bank account because thrills don't pay bills.
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