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post #11 of 14 Old 05-05-2015, 08:22 AM
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Originally Posted by loosie View Post
Yeah but not many become great trainers by starting without help & instruction! And many fall by the wayside - often literally with injuries - & horses get put down as 'rogues' because they were inadvertently trained badly. Taking responsibility for the care & teaching of a fellow animal, IMO includes taking responsibility for learning well first and being... responsible about it.
I just love when someone can some things up in such a nice tidy way

I learned to train horses on my grandfather's horses, under his expert tutelage. I started when I was 12 and was bringing ruined horses home by the time I reached my 20's and had a good job to pay for them.

I re-schooled those "rogue" horses and found them good homes with trail riders. I had a penchant for that and I'm not sure how I might have ended up, were it not for my grandfather being the kind and ethical person he was. Everyone in the county knew him and swore he loved his horses more than his wife

He was a responsible horseman; he instilled that in me
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post #12 of 14 Old 05-06-2015, 12:26 AM
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First off, congrats on the new horses! :)

Now, this may sound like an echo, but I would also recommend getting a trainer involved to help with your new horses. This is definitely something that you don't want to start alone.

However, you could definitely ask the trainer if you can help out! That way you can learn along the way as well as gaining some more horse experience.
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post #13 of 14 Old 05-07-2015, 04:00 PM
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If you really want to train them yourself then find someone experienced to help you. I suggest lots and lots of groundwork because it establishes a great and strong foundation. Plus, if you can't teach them from the ground then you know you are going to need some help getting them started under saddle. I have a reference website linked in mt profile if you ever want to glance at it for tips or hints.
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post #14 of 14 Old 05-07-2015, 05:20 PM
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• Horses: 0 wary of trainers. Find one that has a good rep or that can come recommended by someone you know. Maybe someone on this forum can steer you toward a good one in your area.

Sending a horse off can be expensive...and you're not there to see what's going on. Maybe they work the horse everyday, and maybe they don't.

Good luck with your horses.
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