Update! I'm officially putting Rainbow Bright back into training, and it's with Bart!! Sure her barn was fancy, her roses lining the drive perfect, the horses all sparkled, but at what price?!? Do you realize the chemicals in the glue they spray on those horses to make them glitter like that! An added feature is that it seals the fur, preventing sweat, something she considers not only acceptable but essential, can't let the boys see us sweat, she commented when I pointed out my horses obvious overheating problem!
She proceeded to point out that I was too fat for her barn, and my horse only acceptable due to her grey coat.
We practiced for a whole hour on the signature wave, the only good thing about the lesson, but that was after two hours of lecture on proper wave concept, appropriate times to use it, unacceptable forms of waving, and wave theory. We also had an hour of cloud calling practice, but I swear, she has all her students blindfolded to the concept that they have been training for years, practice constantly and still can't call a single cloud, while that B!tch is surrounded by them! All she says is to keep trying, your first cloud will come.
My mare was very unipressed by the 14 karat carrots that were the only acceptable treat and would prefer the cheap ones. So at my dissapointment I immediately called Bart and somehow was able to score a lesson with him! Obviously he was willing to overlook my spare tire, as he has experience with this himself and was even more helpful with learning how to cope with these issues.
I think people labled him as unconventional but I realized at my lesson it was just creativity! Who really decided how we should hold the reins and that we shold sit, not stand on our horses! It's all about attitude at his barn, and I like it! RB reminded me of too many fancy hunter rings I showed in, and Bart thinks with the right attitude adjustment my mare will be gowing Grand Prix in no time! Thanks Bart! All trainers should be sent to you!