Colorado Horse

Jan 02 2011

How To Select A Horse Trainer?

Published by under Horse Care

Horses are naturally domesticated animals , in order to enjoy the benefits of horse ownership you need to have your horse trained.A wild horse would be of little use and impossible to control or use for work or pleasure purposes.

Training is a valuable part of any horse’s development and the training a horse receives will largely depend on its intended function.Transport , farm work or recreation – these are all very specialized and the horses training will differ substantially for each function.

In order to get the best from a horse you need to invest in training. You can train your horse yourself if you have the time and the know how , but in most cases you will need to hire a horse trainer.

Hiring a horse trainer

A good horse trainer will enable a horse to develop itys full potential and become an asset to you. Training requires that the horse be conditioned to regular training sessions and the horse must be able to learn new skills.As an owner you can also play an important role is developing your horse.

When you are looking for a good trainer , ask for recommendations from fellow horse owners.

Another source of good advice would be to ask your local vet – He/She will know who the good ones in you area are and which trainers to avoid.

Another source of information and advice would be the numerous equine magazines on sale. You can even consult various online directories and place an ad in Craigslist or browse through the listings on Craigslist.

When hiring a trainer for you horse , you should treat the process like an interview. Look at their resume , their unique skills sets and ask for references from other clients. A good trainer will be happy to provide this information.

Membership and accreditation  from various professional bodies is always an advantage.

Choosing the right or best trainer can be relative and largely depends on your personal preferences. Different horse owners have varying needs and priorities and selecting a trainer will largely depend on these factors.

When you have hired a trainer you shouldn’t delegate the overall welfare of your horse to the trainer. Its important that you stay involved and interested in the process. This will ensure that both you and your horse get the best out of the training.

Through the interview process, you can get an idea at the overall disposition of the applicants and how their personalities and skills will interact with you and your horse.

One of the most important factors when choosing a trainer is a thorough knowledge of horses and a genuine love and affinity for horses. If you can get these attributes in a trainer you will be doing the best you can for your horse.

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