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post #21 of 23 Old 05-25-2016, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by LoriF View Post
That sounds like two weeks of non training. I would go get the horse, pay the woman 10 dollars a day for board and call it a learning experience. Then find a decent trainer.
I can train a horse and I don't call myself a trainer. A decent trainer will cost you around 600 to 800 for the month here in Florida for what it sounds that you want which is basic training. It takes more than sixty days to finish a horse in a particular disipline and it's an ongoing thing for the rest of its life.

Personally, if I were in your shoes right now, I would sell her. Not because I think she is not trainable, but because I don't think you have the means to do that right now. Horses are just too big of an animal to play around with without experience. They could kill you even if they didn't mean it.
I paid the first trainer $600 so I wasn't trying to cut corners and I am paying this new trainer a little more than that but he took half the payment and said in a few weeks once he ca assess her he will let me know if we should move forward and if we do then to give him the rest. According to his reviews his trained horses are really quiet and calm when he is done so we are hoping for the best. So far she is doing great and hasn't had any issues. She gets a little tense around cars but doesn't misbehave so we are hoping this will work. If we move forward I have decided to have her trained for at least 2 months with the option of a third if she needs it.
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post #22 of 23 Old 05-26-2016, 07:41 AM
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Sorry, I didn't see the post that you now have her at a different trainer. I am with the people that say there are very few horses that are untrainable. Honestly, when you say that she had cuts on her mouth, that would suggest to me some pretty rough handling. There are a lot of otherwise good horses, that if handled roughly enough to cause injury to the mouth, might pop up too.

I'm glad that you found another trainer for your horse. If I sent my horse to a trainer, I would expect for the horse to be ridden almost daily with a once a week lesson/ride for myself with the methods of training.
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post #23 of 23 Old 05-26-2016, 11:21 AM
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I would say that until now this mare got a raw deal. She sat for five years doing nothing with no one knowing what her previous training was. No one knows the exact circumstances that caused her to buck the grandson off (how good a rider is he and what was he trying to do) The first trainer wasn't worthy of the name so again I am thinking that if these flip overs really did happen, what caused them ?
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