12-29-2008, 08:07 PM
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No, training is not my only source of income right now but soon it may be. However, my Dad has trained horses professionally for about 40 years. He would take all horses from show horses specializing in reining, roping, working cow horse, western pleasure, and trail to horses that people just wanted to be able to ride around the house and problem horses that were headed for the killer pen. There was seldom less than 20 head at the barn at any given time and he could guarantee a broke horse in 30 days. For specialty training, it would take 60. He would show if you wanted. Unfortunately, he has had to slow down because he is getting older and was elected sheriff of his county. Trainers are a lot cheaper there. Here, you can find some that will charge between 750 and 800 per month but most are closer to 1000 just for basic training. We usually charge 650 per head and have plenty left over after expenses.