Originally Posted by mildot
This wasn't something fit to be adjudicated in civil court. This was a case ready for criminal prosecution.
From what I understood, it went through a criminal court already and once again, the trainer could not be proven guilty. Which is why the owner tried civil court.
I'm not surprised by how it all went down, abuse is so subjective and it was so she said-she said. And the trainer was far more prepared and professional than the owner, even if they both were nattering back and forth like children. They had 20-some minutes to prove their points, the owner started crying and couldn't get her facts straight. Right off the bat I dismissed her as some over dramatic lady. Don't abuse my horse! Only I can when I ride her while injured!