Picking Trainers

One of the biggest challenges owners run into is picking a trainer. I can help. As a former trainer, I know what to ask, and how to check out someone’s reputation.

Here are some factors to consider:

  • Reputation:  A good record doesn’t mean a trainer is a good person or someone you should be in business with.
  • A high percentage can be deceiving.  For example, a good claiming trainer will always have a very high percentage. A conditioner who trains for breeders and has mainly young stock may have a lower percentage, but be a better choice depending on what your stable concentrates on.
  • Some trainers are better at communicating than others. You need someone who speaks trainer-speak at times to find out how your horses are doing and plan ahead.