Here's something I find really strange, a quote from Shirley Roth during an interview
. For three years, I watched my foster mother train horses, none of them ever died in her care. She later quoted in this same interview that she feels she is being "picked on"...well I have learned one thing in life about controversy- if it looks like a duck and acts like a duck, it's a duck. Perhaps she's a good rider, I'm not faulting her. I just think it's strange that people like Monty, Martha Josey and countless other trainers have trained horses and yet nobody hears about horses dying with them:
"SR: Where do people get anything? Over 11 years I’ve had four horses die. That’s it. And the public knows about every one of them. That’s the thing about it. Most trainers have four a month. I don’t even know where that started. But can you imagine the cost? If you think about this logically, what it would cost for a big massive muscle. It’s $1,000 for one of those small little bottles. Can you imagine what the cost would be? It’s not even logical.
Another one was here at the Congress. It bucked me off and ran and slid and hit a bus. And a mare that I took to the Tom Powers, she colicked and we had the vet out and we had to take her to his clinic and they did surgery and she had where the small intestine had a hole between it and her stomach. There wasn’t anything they could do for her."