Phelan Training Stable offers
training, conditioning, Amateur and Junior Exhibitor instruction, says Scot
Phelan. "A trainer's toughest job seldom involves the horses", says Scot.
Usually it is handling logistical problems pertaining to extensive travel. Good
communication between client and trainer is always a good combination..
A trainer's greatest pleasure is a simple moment when everything he/she anticipated takes place, whether it be a championship ride or a child choosing the correct diagonal for the first time. Over the years a National Championship ribbon or trophy always appears to stand out as your biggest training success as does all the work, devotion, time and energy put into it. However, it is very difficult to choose one specific time as your biggest success since once a goal is accomplished another appears.
My biggest recent successes are, again, these moments I "believed" everything anticipated took place. Perhaps it was the adult amateur showing before a milestone birthday, amateur receiving a standing ovation for a ride of a lifetime, or a rider qualifying for a Regional competition on a brand-new horse. And having a team of great people to help coordinate everything is the cornerstone to building such successes again and again.