The cost of owning a horse is high, so let’s see how much training you need – and who might be able to do that training. Let’s say that there are five different levels you can find yourself facing:
1) My horse is going to kill me today.
2) I believe my horse is going to hurt me the next time I ask for (a lope, a halt, fill in the blank).
3) My horse makes me nervous (when I’m on the trail and he sees something spooky, for instance).
4) When I try to (bathe the horse, bridle the horse, etc.) he gets really cranky.
5) I would like to improve my horse’s (lead departure, spin, etc.).
Number 1, My …