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    I can't believe it...but my boy is going to be 3 in April! AHHHH time really does fly. I want to start thinking about my options for who I can send him to once he is 3, for 3-6 months to get him started before I find a trainer to work with him and me down in South Florida.

    Anywhere is FL is really fine, as I would like the option of going to visit. Not super expensive would be great as well. I know the further north you go in Florida, the cheaper it is. As you know, forward and soft is key! I don't want someone who is going to be super rough and really bully him around, as I know from experience my boy can be a bit defiant, so someone who can handle that and not take out anger on him would be awesome

    I think he is going to an upper level dressage contender one day and really want him started right. I have done some of the basics, he lounges with or without a saddle on his back, has had a bit in his mouth, and has learned to yield away from pressure on his sides.

    Any recommendations? Can be a dressage trainer or hunter/jumper/eventer...just need forward and accepting contact!
    Last edited by SamWerner; Nov. 21, 2012, 08:01 PM.
    Samantha Werner

    There is something about riding down the street on a prancing horse that makes you feel like something, even when you ain't a thing. ~ Will Rogers

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    We do young horse starting at our farm and have a terrific Dressage rider who starts them. She lived in Germany for 8 years and this was her job. She is very patient and slow and very soft. We are 30 minutes north of WEF. But if you are in Wellington she could actually come to you. Why don't you give me a call. As a breeder I know all the best young horse starters in FL. Have to!

    Maggie
    561-248-8885
    www.MarabetFarm.com
    Standing Balt'Amour, Bliss MF & Carry On MF

    Sales, Stallion & Young Horse training, lessons
    Foaling, Collecting Stallions, ET, Custom Breeding

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    • #3
      http://www.integrityequestrian.com/

      Leslie is great, about 30 acres, doesn't back them in an arena, they are out in the field and must move forward. Can experience many things and can do pasture or stall board.

      She does the $ by ride depending on the horse (3-5 x a week, depending on their personality) + board.

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      • #4
        PM sent
        The rebel in the grey shirt

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          #5
          Thank you everyone for the suggestions...lots to think about

          And Maggie, I'll be in touch!!!
          Samantha Werner

          There is something about riding down the street on a prancing horse that makes you feel like something, even when you ain't a thing. ~ Will Rogers

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          • #6
            Maya is fantastic. Here is her info: http://www.mayasdressage.com/
            "Sometimes you just have to shut up and color."

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            • #7
              I highly recommend Dean Graham near Lake City.

              http://avalonstables.net/
              https://www.facebook.com/#!/dean.graham.332?fref=ts

              He has started two young horses from me and did a wonderful job with both. The last one he started for me (now sold) just was featured in Eventing Nation with his new rider http://eventingnation.com/home/ens-g...th-corteo.html

              PM me if you would like his phone number.
              Richard, Approved Black KWPN Stallion
              Website
              and Facebook page
              Oh Kaptain Underpants SFS, Approved BRp pony stallion
              Website and Facebook page

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              • #8
                Originally posted by SamWerner View Post
                I can't believe it...but my boy is going to be 3 in April! AHHHH time really does fly. I want to start thinking about my options for who I can send him to once he is 3, for 3-6 months to get him started before I find a trainer to work with him and me down in South Florida.

                Anywhere is FL is really fine, as I would like the option of going to visit. Not super expensive would be great as well. I know the further north you go in Florida, the cheaper it is. As you know, forward and soft is key! I don't want someone who is going to be super rough and really bully him around, as I know from experience my boy can be a bit defiant, so someone who can handle that and not take out anger on him would be awesome

                I think he is going to an upper level dressage contender one day and really want him started right. I have done some of the basics, he lounges with or without a saddle on his back, has had a bit in his mouth, and has learned to yield away from pressure on his sides.

                Any recommendations? Can be a dressage trainer or hunter/jumper/eventer...just need forward and accepting contact!
                http://www.ldressage.webs.com/

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                • #9
                  If you are looking for a fantastic colt starter as in getting him backed , going forward U/S , exposed to different circumstances. I HIGHLY recommend Don and Linda Coulter in Naples FL. They started all our families babies and do a fantastic job.

                  Can be contacted here
                  linda.brickeycoulter@facebook.com
                  https://www.facebook.com/linda.brickeycoulter
                  http://www.coltsandcompany.com/#!about
                  https://www.facebook.com/TheHorseMastersLlc
                  "I would not beleive her if her tongue came notorized"

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                  • #10
                    John Brown of Braveheart farms. International Grand Prix rider with loads of experience. He specilizes in young horse training. We also have a fantastic dressage rider, Andrew Wright, who rides for John. They go to HITS, WEF and Local shows.

                    Professional farm and very affordable.


                    http://www.braveheartfarm.us/Welcome.html

                    http://m.facebook.com/www.BraveheartFarms.us?refid=46

                    John Brown
                    5937 Lake Ave
                    Sanford, FL 32773
                    407-272-8369
                    "Common sense is so rare nowadays, it should be classified as a super power."-Craig Bear Laubscher

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                    • #11
                      Dean Graham. He has started two horses for us and does a great job.

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                      • #12
                        I can't believe "our" boy is just about ready to start under saddle. Can't wait for him to get in the show ring under saddle.
                        Visit Sonesta Farms website at www.sonestafarms.com or our FaceBook page at www.facebook.com/sonestafarms. Also showing & breeding Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

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                          Thank you so much everyone for all of the recommendations, I really really appreciate it!!!

                          Sonesta- I know its CRAZY, time really flies!!! You should see if you can make it down for a mini-vacay to Wellington January 5-6 to see Uri strut his stuff at the YHS Finals!!
                          Samantha Werner

                          There is something about riding down the street on a prancing horse that makes you feel like something, even when you ain't a thing. ~ Will Rogers

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                            Hi Sam,
                            I thought I would suggest myself and Marjory Berkache, a wonderful young horse trainer that I work with that has a fantastic foundation in Dressage and has a great track record for producing youngsters for the three Olympic disciplines.

                            As you know, I have produced my own horses since they were weanlings and primarily focus on the Hunters and Jumpers, however Marjory and I work together to produce Dressage, Hunters, Jumpers and Eventers and have developed quite a partnership with regards to ensuring that each young horse progress at their own pace and to its top potential.

                            We are located in Daytona Beach, FL and will have openings for the Winter. Feel free to PM me if you would like any more information.
                            Ryu Equestrian & Facebook Page
                            Breeding Horses Today, for the Equestrian Sport of Tomorrow.
                            Osteen & Gainesville, Florida.

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                            • #15
                              I can vouch for Dean Graham and for Andrew Wright (at John Brown's) personally... been around them for years and seen them ride etc. Both guys are great and I know that they care for the horses in their care.

                              I've been sending my youngsters to Christian Musch up here near me (mainly just because they are near me). He has Little Star Stables (in Graceville FL and he is mainly a Jumper rider). I've been VERY happy with the start on my kiddos - he has a nice light hand and the horses receive top notch care. They don't have a website, but they do have a FB page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Little...811984?fref=ts
                              Emerald Acres standing the ATA, Trakehner Verband, sBs, RPSI, and ISR/OLD NA Approved Stallion, Tatendrang. Visit us at our Facebook Farm Page as well!

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                              • #16
                                I can also vouch for Dean Graham from personal experience with starting young horses for me. He gives the best of training and the best of care.

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by ponygirl View Post
                                  Maya is fantastic. Here is her info: http://www.mayasdressage.com/
                                  Ditto. She has been starting horses for me since 1999. She is honest, ethical, trains very gradually and with tact to keep the young horse happy and encourage a great work ethic.
                                  Mary Lou
                                  http://www.homeagainfarm.com

                                  https://www.facebook.com/HomeAgainFarmHanoverians

                                  Member OMGiH I loff my mares clique

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                                  • #18
                                    Maya, Sharon Jerdeman also does a fabulous job, Greta Wrigley is in Alachua and is also wonderful
                                    Sic em, Charlie!

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                                      #19
                                      Thanks everyone! Lots to ponder about
                                      Samantha Werner

                                      There is something about riding down the street on a prancing horse that makes you feel like something, even when you ain't a thing. ~ Will Rogers

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