No, I do not have anyone who pays my bills for me. I take care of myself and I have trained horses for years. You don't have to show and win with "specialized" horses to make a living doing it either. A well rounded trainer will train show horses that win and also regular horses for the backyard rider. If every trainer dismissed customers who had a horse that would not win at a show, there would be lots of untrained horses out there. In my mind, a good trainer should be in it for the purpose of making good horses for anyone
willing to pay the bill, not just people on the show circuit. It is wrong of them to laugh at training a horse that may not do perfectly at a show.