Soo... Lila needs to go to training. (She is the unhandled filly on the property I presently live on in Auburn)
I'm looking for recommendations for trainers that start young horses - and she needs a lot of work because she is VERY fearful/defensive. She leads fine and trusts me on the ground, but she is still wary of anyone else who attempts to handle her.
Duane Hebert is really close to us - great because we could lead her there! This filly has never been a trailer, and I'm not skilled enough to be the one to put her in for the first time! He is at Foxridge which is 6 miles from us. Has anyone used him before?
We are really close to Donida, so I'm wondering if anyone has experience with the TB track trainers over there? She is very thoroughbreddy, so someone with TB experience would be good to break her.
Suggestions/recommendations are welcome! I'm trying to move April 1st & I have place for all the horses to go except for the filly - so I'm devising a plan to be able to afford to send her to training.
Last Edit: Mar 8, 2010 22:50:15 GMT -5 by leahlady
I suggest talking to Jamie Thomas with Nomads rest Ranch. She normally focuses on Wild mustangs, but is wonderful for taking unhandled horses in general. I believe she is on this board, but www.nomadsrestranch.com is her website. She is located in auburn and I THINK has openings. She is AWESOME to get a start/foundation on your horse so she can move on to whatever you want to do with her!
Duane is so close you might just ask him if you could observe some of his colt starting sessions and go from there. I really liked his firm/fair approach when I observed his clinic last year. Definitely different approach from what I've seen in the past but I liked him a lot.
If you would like I can haul and load her for you. Trust me I have done a BUNCH of this and can do it with little to no trauma. I could probably rope Kathleen into helping ;o)
I'd be there in a heartbeat! What is more fun than loading a horse for the first time to send off to start their new jobs?! :-) And if she proves really challenging it just makes for better stories when we are old sitting around in our wheelchairs...