Good Young Horse Trainer in Dallas/Ft. Worth Area?
I have a 4 yr. old Hanoverian mare that I've been able to work with sporadically. She is quiet under saddle and has had some professional training but hasn't been in consistent work for the past few months.
I injured my ankle and need surgery (part of the reason I haven't been doing anything with my mare). I'll be off riding for quite a while as ankle heals and I go through rehab.
I'd like to send my girl to a trainer during this time but I don't know who is really good in my area. I want someone who is gentle and will take it slow with her (mainly because she's physically out of shape).
Any suggestions? I'd love recommendations based on personal experiences. I've heard too many horror stories about folks sending horses to trainers only to have the horse mistreated.
She has a friend, Chantal Southam who I kept Phinn with for a few months while I was in the area and Chantal was quite good with the young horses she had, one of those quite, knowledgeable, talented riders who isn't really on anyone's radar.
I can PM you Chantal's email if you'd like.
I'd also ask purplnurple here on the board, she is very good with young horses too from what I've seen and also knows the area well. Same with Toadie's Mom.
Rebecca Brown is 15 minutes south of Dallas and trains horses as well as students as well. Very professional with lots of experience training young horses. I would definitely recommend her. I believe she has a website too. I can't think of anyone else who hasn't been said. Good luck, and sorry about your ankle!