How are threads about this incident still going on and on? What are you all accomplishing by arguing about it? Hasn't it been settled and done with for the trainer and owner? Yes. So let's move on to another topic..There isn't anything you can do or say to change anything so you're wasting your time arguing with a stranger over the internet..
Here's what I think..
The trainer could have handled the situation with the horse better, especially being a "professional"...She knew better.
The owner is an idiot that sat there and WATCHED this all happen to their horse and didn't STOP it. So..Why get mad when s/he SAW this happening to THEIR horse and didn't step in..Um hello..It's your horse..you can stop it.
Done - Both parties are very guilty IMHO. Each of them could have done something better to right the situation. Period. Now the only thing that suffered for no reason is the horse..
Now that it's over and done with people are still obsessing about it. Why? It's not your problem and all you're doing is upsetting your self. There is NO reason for all of this drama to continue about something that doesn't directly involve you and it's DONE between the parties who were involved...End of story.
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