Before I started training ANY horses he had said that he would pay me. So I am not asking after the fact.
I did knock his hand away when he reached out and if he tries again I will not be so nice.
As for the knife I wouldnt stab him but it usually makes them think twice before acting. However if he does still keep up I wont tolerate it.
Mildot - it is not that I am choosing to ignore it but I can't NOT go there while my horses are still there. I can leave without the mare but my stud and gelding I refuse to. If it happens again I will be calling the cops.
Most trainers get paid before they train the horse.
The mare aside, why would you have to refuse leave your other horses? They are yours, if you leave you automatically take them.