Dsj I read all your posts, very preachy and one minded.
So tell me how a ottb that has been well taken care of turn into a horse that maliciously kick the owner in the face when on the ground defenceless??
A real horseman/women learns on their feet, they learn by looking outside their box. I met a horsemen and went to his clinic, he uses old school methods and common sense, and he also recommends the parelli 7 games. He doesn't discount any method if it works, if it's what suits the horse.
Sorry, but you sound like your only in one mind and that's all you see is that. How about you look outside your cozy box and see it from the outside.
Some people can't afford to keep all the horses they want or have owned. I for example agist my horses on a property, some people don't own land to horde the horses that they can't ride. Why on earth would you pay for a horse to sit in a paddock on someone elses property that you can't do anything with. My horses need to earn a place with me forever. Ozzie has and barney is on the right track. Some people just don't click with some horses, I got barney off a lady that was terrified of him and they didn't click, I have less experience then her and I got on this horse and less then 2 weeks of owning him I felt safe to take him out to compete. No it's not about the ribbons. I go to socialise and have fun as a team with my horse, gives us both a goal to work towards. I have plenty of ribbons but very few are blue. A ribbon is a bonus, not the reason I ride or compete.
You have basically called everyone that competes a ribbon hog, that all they want is ribbons and no one cares about the horse. I think your thinking of hacking. You don't know these people on here from a bar of soap and your telling them they don't care and they are wrong because it's not what you would do. Well you have 1 opinion and everyone else has one each too, so that kinda drowns out yours. Offer advise and stop tearing everyone else apart.
Dreamer, this horse may or maynot be right for you. Do what's best for you and your horse. If that means parting ways, then so be it. You can refuse to sell or give the horse to someone that doesn't have the right experience or personality for the horse. You don't have to give him to the first person with money.
Dsj, check out this website, this might open your eyes abit.