Surely you will get a kick out of this story! I have hesitated in telling, only because I believe you should always know your audience. However, I truly believe all parties involved are no where near this forum!!!
When I first tried out my horse in December, I was told, he had sold to a lady who was interested in showing in the ApHC State Show (I believe) for a total of a week. She didn't keep him because "he has no whoa....." NOT TRUE!!!!!
Anyways, a couple of months later, the same man took another horse to show her, and the mare (who according to the seller, has never had an off day as long as he has had her) bucked HIM off! He apologized and said that obviously he couldn't sell her at that time until she had more work. The lady told this man that it was no surprise to her....her horses told any new horses about the "monkey man" that lived in the wooded area around her property (which was the issue with my boy not stopping while she had him a week).
Well, my friend is a trainer working with mainly problem horses locally....and this lady heard about her through the grapevine, bringing two horses for her to work with for a minimum of 30 days each. Both horses have "witnessed the monkey man!!!" They go "crazy" when they get around home base. One horse is now starting his third month at the trainers and the second is starting his second month with her. Both horses are doing well.....but when they get home, they will be living with the dreaded "monkey man" in their presence again!!!
My interpretation is that either this woman is crazy herself and monkey man does not exist....OR he is out there somewhere!!!
Hahahah.....she can't ride and needs SOMETHING to blame it on!