There have been a few interesting blogs lately about the current status of training/instruction and horsemanship in the modern American horse industry.
Who is the Future of Horsemanship in America?
Top 3 Reasons why America's Producing so Many Mediocre Instructors
Long story short, everyone has an opinion. Mine? Consumers want everything now, horse shows cater to lower and lower divisions/lesser skilled riders, which allow for lesser skilled trainers, and horsemanship just isn't taught or at least emphasized like it should be.
Honestly, just give me a loose ring French link snaffle and plenty of time, and I'll figure it out.