I am looking for a horse trainer to help me out with my 7 year old Quarter horse mare. She is really real behavied and everything but.....I can't ride her ! So since I am not a professional horse trainer and every thing i want to get REAL help. She lets me put the saddle on and all that we can even get on her bareback but when you tell her to go she starts going crazy. You can't get on her at all with the saddle on her. So does anyone know someone that could help me? I'm in Florida
Have you taken lessons and do you know how to ride well?
If the horse has never been formally trained to ride please be very careful! It is very easy to get injured badly on horses who are well trained and and its almost a given if you are inexperienced as well as the horse.
Don't just go with the first trainer you find. Ask around to other people you know with horses. Ask at a local feed shop if they know anyone,boarding barns,shows,etc etc. There are all different types. You want someone firm yet not someone who is going to beat the horse into submission.
When you are on bareback will she walk? If she is misbehaving even bareback I would not think the saddle is the problem. Although an ill fitting saddle can make a horse balk at any weight on its back even if a saddles not there.
***and I just noticed this is an old post-but wondering if you ever got it worked out?
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