How do I start working with horses????

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  1. EquineSilver

    EquineSilver Full Member

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    How do I start working with horses?
    I never took riding lessons so I don't know any trainers that I could work with but I could certainly find one.
    How did you start out training horses?
    Any tips?
     
  2. Nursestephanie2

    Nursestephanie2 Senior Member

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    In order to be proficient enough to train horses professionally, you must be a proficient rider yourself. In order to do that, you must find a trainer who trains in the speciality you would like to do.
     
  3. EquineSilver

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    I taught myself how to ride and I've gotten a lot of compliments on my riding from other people who ride horses.. it's not like I don't know how I've just taught myself.
     
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    Nursestephanie2 Senior Member

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    You must be a teen. Trust me, there’s a world of knowledge you have yet accomplished. Please seek out a trainer to help you accomplish your goals. Good luck.
     
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    Thank you, I do plan on it!
     
  6. mooselady

    mooselady Senior Member

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    Actually yes it IS like you don't know...

    If you have never been taught you have no base to work from, you are very young, you believe you know everything.....believe this, 90% of us at the same age, thought the same. Sorry to bust your bubble, but the only way forward is to work with a trainer, and develop your skills. Once you have learned then you can pass on, or you can come up with something new, but your start point has to be decent training.

    I have just been sent this link....

    It hit home because it's true, I have been doing my own thing, and doing it wrong for years, and it is long winded and painful to learn to do things correctly, but oh so worth it when my horse says FINALLY, a request I understand....

    Now is your time to learn to do things right, to build that muscle memory that you don't have to think.....if you don't you will end up as another talent less wannabe.
     
  7. EquineSilver

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    Thanks for the advice! I'll try to learn how I can sharpen up my riding skills.
     
  8. Lopinslow

    Lopinslow Senior Member

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    Find an instructor to take lessons from...
     
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    emali06 Senior Member

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    Find a trainer in your discipline and work as an apprentice.
     
  10. StraightandTrue

    StraightandTrue Senior Member

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    Decide what discipline you want to work in, be it racing, dressage, western, show jumping etc. Find reputable trainers/riders who specialise in your chosen discipline. Find out if they have any working student positions available and apply. Be prepared to work harder than you ever have in your entire life for slave wages, but that is the best way to learn if you don’t have the resources to get regular lessons.
     

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