Horse Trainer Specializing in;
- The best start,
- Developing the perfect trail horse
- Solving ANY Issues
- Advanced Performance Horse Training
- Natural Horsemanship Training Methods
Of Special Interest to Trail Horse Owners,
(With emphasis on developing a safe reliable trail horse, you will have built in tools for easy tune up)
Would you like a horse that:
- Trailers itself?
- Has a developed attention span?
- Enjoys going away from barn buddies with you?
- Watches other peoples' horses jig on the trail?
- Gets a lolly pop from your farrier and vet?
- Crosses most any obstacle with confidence?
- ( add your wish in this space)….
Email: [email protected]
|Horse Trainer Rolling Horse|
Of Special Interest to Performance Horse Owners...
Horses started with this horse trainer method will save you time. Proper foundation to the advanced maneuvers included in basic starting if you wish.
|Horse Trainer Kevin Spaeth|
- Roll backs
- Sliding stops
- Side Pass
- Soft in the face
- Soft in your hands
- Supple Flexation
- Introduction to the spin .
- (your requirements here)
Email: [email protected]
This horse trainer is in search of horses to be trained with a reputation for being the most dangerous, troubled, and considered “unable to be trained horse“. If any one reading my ad has such an animal, or if you may know of someone who may have one, please contact me and or forward my personal email to the owner.
Thanks in advance for your time.
What is a Horse Trainer?
What is a Horse Trainer?
A Horse Trainer teaches a horse to perform or behave in a certain way as directed by its handler. Whether a horse has behavior problems or the owner is looking to teach them advanced performance techniques a horsetrainer can help them. Horse trainers can also teach a horse to behave in a way that helps to look after them more easily. There are a number of horse trainers that can teach a horse to perform in more specialist roles such as in police roles and working with people with disabilities for example.
What does it take to become a Horse Trainer?
There are no statutory training requirements for becoming a horse trainer although there are courses that can be undertaken via independent organisations. If qualifications are presented by the horse trainer then this is a good indication of their knowledge but not necessarily a reflection of their skill. Therefore, it is important to take steps to ensure that you are hiring a reputable horse trainer.
Horsetrainers must be authoritative but calm in order to work effectively with horses. It takes a lot of skill, patience and experience to get results. A good horse trainer will have a good understanding of the psychology of horses in order to build rapport with them. It is also important that horse trainers are good at building relationships with people as training the horse is only half the equation. For training to be successful it is essential that the owner is involved in the training.
Why not train your own horse?
Years of experience, training many different types, sizes and breeds of horses for different purposes develops equestrian skills that few individuals can match. Most horse trainers will have extensive experience of working with or being around horses and have developed an interest in horse training as a result of these experiences.
Many people struggle with a horse who presents poor behavior and try to resolve the problems with inappropriate or heavy handed tactics that rarely work in the longer term. This is not to suggest that the intentions are not good but in such situations, for your safety as well as that of the horse, it is best to get advice from an expert.
Horses are large, powerful and intelligent creatures who must be treated with care and respect. By fully understanding the psychology of horses and being able to identify underlying causes of any difficulties they can be dealt with effectively. Few of us have this insight and even many of those who do cannot find the necessary solutions.
Not all Horse Trainers are the same
The expert horse trainer begins by developing a relationship with the owner to gain an understanding of their knowledge and horse training requirements. The importance of this is often overlooked by less experienced horse trainers. It is essential that the owner has the confidence to take advantage of the new found skills of the horse. If not, all of the trainers’ efforts will be wasted.
Few experts will even have the confidence in their skills and abilities to video (at request) the training sessions. This gives you an insight into the training process as well as the conduct of the trainer themselves. This is not something that many trainers will offer but those horse trainers that do demonstrate that they are happy to be transparent.
Knowing what you want to achieve
In many circumstances what you want to achieve is obvious and straight forward. If you are unable to safely enter a stable in order to clean it due to the behavior of the horse inside then your goal is to be able to safely enter the stable to complete the cleaning. However, sometimes it is not so obvious what the problem is particularly if it is more of a psychological difficulty the horse appears to have developed.
Sometimes, you simply do not know what is possible. For example, if you are an experienced horse rider but want to compete at a high level or in a different equestrian discipline. Or maybe you have worked with a less experienced horse trainer who has yet to develop the expertise to train your horse to excellence. There is no such thing as an untrainable horse!
One of the benefits of being an expert horse trainer is that we are able to help you identify specific difficulties or gaps in training that need to be worked on with the horse. Do not assume that all horse trainers will have this ability. Many less experienced horsetrainers will work to modify the behavior of the horse without considering the psychological difficulties that may lie beneath. Others will work with the horse but spend little time with the owner.
Thinking of Becoming A Horse Trainer?
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Tips for becoming a horse trainer.
Becoming a horse trainer is one of those things that has no real formal path to obtaining. It is one professional that has no centralized body to govern, regulate, or issue official certification in. Although, many ranches and organizations that deal with equines do offer specialized courses that lead to certificates. These can in turn lead into becoming an official horse trainer. However they are far from a basic requirement.
One major key to becoming a good horse trainer is riding experience.
If you want to train horses for a living than you will need a lot of experience. Not just with a single horse or stable, but with a wide range of horses. Each horse has its own personality and even their breed can play a large part in that as well. You should be well accustomed to interpreting the moods and unique mannerisms that each horse may have. It is also important to be natural and comfortable in meeting and dealing with unfamiliar horses. Having a lot of diverse riding and handling experience is a good foundation towards a career in horse training.
The other type of experience that is vital to being a horse trainer is hands on.
Work with as many established trainers as you can. Be it in teams with starter horses that just need more adjusting, to side by side with the lead breaking in a new horse, hands on experience is the other half to a good trainer. You need to show people not only that you know what you are doing, but that you are a hard worker and have what it takes to really train horses. Working with horses is not for the weak willed or lazy. You have to be determined, steady, patient, and diligent. To make it as a trainer you have to have a good reputation for displaying a solid work ethic and results.
Modern, olden, and future horse trainers.
In the old days, when everyone used horses for transportation, just about everyone called themselves a horse trainer to some degree. In part it was because most people grew up having to work with them. In modern times, the breed of true trainers and those who just grew up with horses is becoming a mixed group. More people are inclined to having a solid resume that includes not only personal and hands on experience, but degrees that support the field of study. The latter may well lead to the future trainer having a system of accreditation.