1. Always continue to learn new training techniques. This doesn't mean that all new techniques will work in your program and that is just fine. You don't need to take everything you learn into your program but if one thing does work that is all it takes to start getting further than you were yesterday. You also need to keep in mind that when you are first start ing out there are many times that your ego will get in the way of learning something new. Take it from me.... when you look back you realize how closed off you were and if only you took in that piece of advice....The best trainers have learned outside of their disciple as well. Don't let your ego get in the way.
2. Always put your mental and physical health above all else. You will not be able to perform at your best for the horse and/or rider if you are not at your best first. When first starting out it is easy to work so hard to prove yourself in the industry. I agree with working hard just make sure you still come first. For me, I make sure to meditate and work out daily. I fit the rest of my schedule around that time for me.
3.If you work hard and are honest you will always make a good living. I know this is a 100% guarantee. So many people in the horse industry lack the honesty side so if clients know they can trust you and that you are dedicated you will succeed.