Friday, November 30, 2007

I found a teacher for Libby!

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.

Now playing: Chuck Brodsky - Restless Kid
via FoxyTunes   


riverdaughter196 said...

Sounds like a perfect match.

jayveerhapsody said...

I don't think I've ever seen a horse with blue eyes. Great photos!   Jon

helmswondermom said...

What a find!  I love her ad -- "mares and geldings, all day long"!  That is super!

schoolgal040 said...

Great that you found a trainer who cares. I'm so happy!
Sorry I haven't commented in awhile, but I do keep up with ya'. :)
Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful.


madcobug said...

She looks like a sweet kind person. That will be a good deal to get Libby trained. That is odd sounding to me, a horse with blue eyes. She is a pretty one. Helen

randlprysock said...

Congrats on finding such a nice young lady to train Libby!!!  I think this is awesome!!!  Hugs,

gen0507 said...

I'm sure that she will do a great job!  The blue eyed horse is BEAUTIFUL!!!
I'm so glad that this is working out for you.  Libby will be ready to go for a safe ride with you........ time you recover from your surgery!!!! That's WONDERFUL!!!

bnanajm said...

I'm so glad you found somebody for Libby and that Cliff doesn't want her gone.

Give Libby a pat for me.


plieck30 said...

That is an impressive young lady trainer. So good you found her and so close to you. Paula

marainey1 said...

Well you certainly were lucky finding someone so close and so soon.  Libby will think she's on a resort vacation with all that pampering.  'On ya' - ma

ryanagi said...

Yay!  Young horse and young's so...National Velvet! I love it!

dontyouwant2no said...

aww preaty hourse. I would love to have one I live in the country but I would have to have more roming space for it.. It would never work :( I'm glad u found someone though.

fowfies said...

This is great news! I am glad you found Libby a trainer, and I am looking forward to hearing more about how her training is going. That young lady has guts training horses. I admire that.

freeepeace said...

Yay.  I came right over from your blogger-blog to find out.  I'm thrilled to read and see the delightful news.  Great for all of you.  :)

suzypwr said...

It looks like you found the right girl for the job :-)