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Re: [RC] Questions For Trainers - heidi larson

when I took Ash to the 3 day clinic with Clinton Anderson
(yes, he sat on my horse and even complimented him!) he
said if you only have two days to work a horse, work them
consecutively, don't skip days.  Seems to be true when I
work with any of mine, they seem to get better every day
and I don't seem to have to start at the actual starting
point as much.


--- Quentin & Libby Llop <qhll@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I saw a study that found that horses learned the most for
the amount of
training time spent with once a week sessions. Obviously
that isn't
practical for a professional trainer as it would take a
very long time
to put much training time in, but it's nice to know for
us do-it
-yourselfers who can't get on all of them every day.  

geckogal85@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
How many days a week is reasonable for me to expect my
trainer to work
with him? I have a woman who wants to come to my house
and use my
facilities, which makes me more comfortable but she can
only come 3
days a week.

*/heidi larson <ribbitttreefrog@xxxxxxxxx>/* wrote:

    Can I visit my horse anytime?

    Can I watch your training session?

    Can I be included in the training sessions at some
    towards the end of the month or 60 days?

    How many days per week and how long is each ride

    How safe is the facility and by that I mean, can
    show up and load up your horse and leave without
    stopped or questioned by an owner or manager of the

    Does the trainer ride the horse, or one of his/her
    apprentices? This doesn't really matter to me
    but it's nice to know in advance who will be doing
the work
    and just how supervised are apprentices should they
be the
    ones riding.

    Will there be trail experience or just arena?

    Will they feed what you want fed?

    If you can visit the facility while you ask
questions, look
    for cleanliness, do the horses walk up to the
trainer like
    the really like him/her, are there spur marks or
sores in
    the corners of their mouths?

    Does the trainer adjust his/her protocol for
    types of horses? - sensitive horses rarely need
spurs while
    the thick-skinned may need to be ridden in nothing

    What kind of progress do they expect to make in 30
days or
    60 days or 90 days. (And yes, I do understand each
    is an individual and may respond differently, but a
    you can sort of follow along with is important to

    Just a "few" I thought of. Both trainers I've ever
    appreciated owners who were interested in the
process and
    encouraged participation by me. I think that is the
    important thing to me personally. I've got friends
    horror stories with trainers include rumors from
    that the horse was not worked/ridden but a couple
days per
    week and one gal told me that the trainer she took
    horse to would not allow her to come watch as he
    want his training "secrets" to be available to the
    competition. Can we say Red Flag!!?


    --- "geckogal85@xxxxxxxxx" wrote:

    > Hello,
    > I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions
about what
    > questions you ask a trainer. Usually, you find
out about
    > a trainer or one that is advertising and you call
    > What questions do you ask over the phone to
decide if it
    > is worth your time to have a meeting in person.
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Re: [RC] Questions For Trainers, Quentin & Libby Llop