Lol- you know what- you are ABSOLUTELY right. Those things would be evident..."to someone who knows about horses and horse management..."
But for me- this trainer had ME buy HER a horse for her lesson program( he was to be living there for free and trained by her during the week) I was one of her students...The other horses were thin, and when I asked why they looked like that she would tell me that "one had Lyme's disease,OR that one just can't put on weight...OR TB's are supposed to be "ribby"..."
I believed everything she said...once I bought my own horse and got to really pay attention to the barn...I started noticing things...I also started reading about horses, horse care, horse management...THATS when I realized- RED FLAGS were RIGHT there in front of me and I got out of there.
I am sure some of you reading this are saying "Why would someone green buy a horse???" Its a long story, bottom line- The trainer had two horses in one week go lame- I was supposed to lease one of her horses, but was told I couldnt because he was too run down from doing 7 lessons in one day...so she proposed that if I bought her a lesson horse- he could live there for free...Two days later- she picked the horse, I bought him, and here we are. I fell in love with him and we have started on our journey together! He makes me so happy
)) SO I should thank her for that;-0 HA.