Originally Posted by VelvetsAB
Isn't it interesting how things are taught so many different ways, even in a close location?
Well the stable I was in before was a few-horse teaching-in-the-backyard kind of thing, the stable I'm in now is a 60+ sport stable, number one in the country, they have the best horses, riders and facilities. They can't really afford making a mistake or tell you something just because to them
it seems ok. My former trainer
wasn't even a trainer, which I found out only here because as I learned he's a famous BSer (I met a few people here who moved out of his stable too). Actually I've never even seen him riding a horse (and neither did others that I asked). I spent many years without horses believing my years with them are over so when I got an oportunity to start riding again and found his stable I was so overwhelmed to be around horses again that I failed to see all the stuff going on around. I fell in love with one of his mistreated horses and decided to buy him no matter what, he was a little underweight brown-orange friesian with tangled tail and mane and rotten hooves, you can see his before/after pictures in my profile. Anyway, to prevent this from being another novel of mine, I'm very happy we're gone. I wouldn't belive him even if he came to me telling me a simple "hello". He was the kinda guy that would yell at you "PULL HIM TO THE INSIDE!!" and right after you did that he would be chasing you with "WHY THE .... ARE YOU PULLING HIM TO THE INSIDE!!"
I'm sorry for the rant, I'm still trying to put up with me being so stupid and ever considering him a good trainer. I now have to drive for one hour to get to my horse (while the "little funny stable" is 10 minutes away from here) but I know both me and my horse get the best we can possibly get.