Not trusting of other professionals in other regions?
Is it just me, or do you all also have a hard time trusting other equine professionals in new areas? I'm from the Boston area, but have been (and will continue to be) in southern Indiana for a few years. I've finally become serious about getting a new horse, but I'm having a really hard time finding trainers and vets out here that I like and trust.
I've asked for recommendations of trainers on the board here before, but the ones people have raved about I've been less than impressed. I'm just not necessarily sure what to do because I really miss riding and having my own horse, I just don't feel 100% comfortable with these environments. Am I being too much of a perfectionist or should I hold off on getting a horse until I'm back in Boston?