After the entry I did yesterday telling how I had decided to pay for some training for Libby, I asked myself, "Where do I go to find a reputable trainer?"
I've seen trainers advertise on Craigslist, but none have been very close to home, and there's no way of knowing whether they're really as good as they say.
For some reason, I thought of a website where horses are advertised for sale, Horsetopia, and wondered if any trainers advertised there. I could hardly believe my eyes when I found a trainer only ten miles from here! Here's her ad:
"I am looking to train your horse!!! come on out and see what i do, if
you just want something started or finished. Even if you need me to
keep it for 60 days. Bring your own food and i'll do the rest. Call and
i'll schedule when you can bring them on out. I like to keep it one or
two horses at a time so that everyone gets their money's worth. I will
break reasonable studs to ride. Mares and geldings ALL DAY LONG! I also
do lessons, we have plenty of horses out here and they are kid safe!!!"
I called and set up an appointment to meet her and look the place over.
Cliff was skeptical, but he lost all skepticism when we went and saw their facilities this morning: round pens, hot walkers, pastures and an indoor arena, all in perfect order, clean and neat as could be.
Sammie, the little lady who will be doing the work, is still in high school. She exudes confidence.
She's just the one I need, and it will only cost $300 for the month... and we supply Libby's hay.
She showed us around the place and told us what she'd be doing with Libby. See that big horse in the pen there? He has blue eyes!
Anyhow, this just feels right. As soon as we get our livestock trailer home (probably Sunday) we'll be taking Libby for her training.
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