• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.



Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Do you go to your trainer or does your trainer come to you?

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Do you go to your trainer or does your trainer come to you?

    This is for the riders who have their horses at home or board at a different barn then their trainer. Do they come to your house (barn) or do you trailer to them? I don't know how to do a poll, sorry, that would be easier. Also what do you pay? Is there a price difference between the two? TIA.

  • #2
    Both. The BNT that I ride with, I trailer to her, unless she is giving a clinic at a nearby barn-but I still trailer there. Obviously the lesson at her place is cheaper, as the clinic is covering her travel expense and ring fees, etc. But the clinic local is 30 min from my barn and her barn is 1 hour. My coach sometimes comes to me and sometimes I go to her. If I am riding her schoolmaster, I go to her. If I am riding just my horse, she will sometimes come to me (and we get lunch afterwards).
    RIP Mydan Mydandy+
    RIP Barichello


    • #3
      Well, most of the time she comes to me. But during the winter there are times when snow and/or ice keep us from a lesson at my barn and then she will come pick my gelding and me up and haul us to a covered arena for a lesson.

      I am sooooo blessed with this woman!


      • #4
        My trainer comes to me. If I had a truck and trailer I would trailer over to her since she has a covered arena. It's only about $10 difference.


        • #5
          My trainer is young, this is her second year as a pro and she comes out to my farm to teach me. She works primarily as a assistant trainer at a local barn but also travels out. As she is getting more demand she is now starting to get more selective about who she goes out to teach, for example she just let go of a farm that was way the heck and gone without a heated indoor, which really is a must in Minnesota.
          Ellie and Werther Blog


          • #6
            Mine comes to me. We feed her gourmet meals, and we put her up right! The care and feeding of Excellent Trainers Who Come to You is an art and a science, worthy of study should one be so fortunate to find one. Feed them, comfort them (read warm shower, bathrobe after a long day... All the pampering anyone would like...). You will be glad you did.


            • #7
              My riding instructor comes to me. Occasionally we'll meet up at other facilities where I do pay a ring fee; otherwise, her rates are very reasonable and do not change regardless of where she teaches. I've ridden her horses in lunge lessons and she does not charge me extra. I consider myself very lucky.
              Ranch of Last Resort


              • #8
                Both. In the holidays, weekends, public holidays, it depends. If she is having a lesson with the girl up the road, she'll come to my place.

                If it's wet, or I have to practice for a show, I'll go to hers, because she has a sand arena that doesn't hold water, and it's full size. I have a smaller grass arena.

                She'll come to mine after school, because she's my health teacher, and I sometime get a lift with her.


                • #9
                  My trainer comes to me but I do pay $10 more than those who are real close to her. Also, I'm one of 4 students who train with this instructor. We have our lessons right after each other and we're ready and on time.


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Carol O View Post
                    Mine comes to me. We feed her gourmet meals, and we put her up right! The care and feeding of Excellent Trainers Who Come to You is an art and a science, worthy of study should one be so fortunate to find one. Feed them, comfort them (read warm shower, bathrobe after a long day... All the pampering anyone would like...). You will be glad you did.
                    carol!! your trainer is lucky to have you as a student!
                    my trainer came to me. it was close enough where she didn't charge a travel fee, but the BO charged me a ring fee.


                    • #11
                      both- it's a little less if I go to her and she's got a bigger arena than I do at home...


                      • #12
                        i drive the2 hrs tro go to him


                        • #13
                          Mine comes to me, and yes, I too feel very lucky!!!


                          • #14
                            Both... my trainer will travel to the farm I board at if she has at least three lessons in the area. Otherwise, I will haul my horse to her place. It's $10 extra if she comes to my farm, but I'm saving on time and gas.


                            • #15
                              The last three years I have been blessed w/ trainers who come to me. I have been in situations where you have to travel an hour or two and frankly it's a pain in the rear end. By the time you pack your gear, get rolling, take the lesson, clean up yourself and the horse and get on the road again, half the day is gone. Not to mention cleaning out the trailer and unpacking when you get home. I'll pay an extra $20 a ride not to travel, my time is worth more.
                              "You gave your life to become the person you are right now. Was it worth it?" Richard Bach


                              • #16
                                trailer to trainer 45 minutes away. I have just a small ring on my home farm. Traveling gives me a chance to work once a week, at least, in a large arena with comfy footing.
                                *Every horse is a self-portrait of the rider....Autograph your work with excellence.*
                                Supporting Nokotas www.nokotahorse.org
                                Lipizzan's rock! http://rigitta.blogspot.com/


                                • #17

                                  One trainer comes to me once a week. She doesn't have a barn of her own, so travels to students all over.

                                  The other trainer I haul to twice a week. She's less than 10 minutes away, but has a lot of her own horses to train, so can't spare the time to leave her barn.


                                  • #18
                                    Mine comes to me. She charges 50/hour if I go to her its 40/hour. Best trainer I've ever had, I couldn't believe she was so cheap. I had a different trainer that was big in dressage that charged 75/hour to come to me and that was a waste of money.
                                    Horses aren't our whole life, but makes our life whole


                                    • #19

                                      And the ones that come to me DO charge mileage.

                                      chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).


                                      • #20
                                        I have to go to my trainer. He doesn't travel out to anyone but he is so good that it's worth the 2 hour journey each way.

                                        I try to take 2 horses each time I go.

                                        I travel to my clients as I don't have a yard but I do have to limit how far I'll go.

                                        Most livery yards here don't have a trainer on site or if they do it's often just a low level allround PC type of teacher rather than someone who is a bit more specialist so most trainers go to their clients. The clients don't usually have to pay any extra to have their trainer come in and use the facilities as such use is included in the care costs.

                                        Most of the yards I go to will have between 2 and 10 different trainers going in every week.