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When choosing a horse trainer, consider the personal riding goals that are wanted to be accomplished, because trainers work in different disciplines. Find a horse trainer to help a rider achieve their goals with help from a horse riding teacher in this free video on horse trainers.
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This is Maggie Connolly with Hawthorne Stables and I just want to go over with you just a few components and criteria when trying to find a trainer. It depends also on the type of goals that you're looking to accomplish with your riding. There are some trainers that do more shows and are away from the barn and there are some that only deal with certain levels in your discipline. If you're at the beginning stages, you may want to find somebody who is an expert, or spends a majority of their time dealing with people who are in the beginner capacity. As you grow and you develop and your skills develop, you may outgrow that trainer, sad to say, but if that person is someone who can take you up through the next level, then that's something that you can consider at that time. You just want to make sure that you find somebody who is going to help you obtain and reach your goals. If it is that you want to do the jumping disciplines, the hundred jumper disciplines, or you want to do any other type of discipline, to find somebody that is an expert in that area. So if you want to grow and develop your skills, you gotta find somebody who is knowledgeable in that area of expertise. Also finding somebody that is going to have a work ethic and a training ethic that is conducive to your learning. Some people don't accept certain levels of teaching and other people do. This is Maggie Connolly with Hawthorne Stables and that is your avenues on how to find a trainer.