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post #1 of 13 Old 03-22-2013, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
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I am so frustrated. *rant

Hey guys,

I don't often rant on here, but this morning I am going to because I just cannot get this out of my head. I'm thinking that maybe if I write it out, and get opinions, I will feel better. In all honesty, it probably shouldn't even be bothering me anyway.

So yesterday, I was showing my horse for sale (he's in my avatar). The lady that came really quite liked him, and he was being a right gentleman. I was very pleased with how she was riding him, and she seemed very, very comfortable on him. I thought he was perfect for her because she wanted to do low level dressage occasionally, but mostly trails. I was really happy with how everything was going. Then, she told me that her trainer was coming out. I have absolutely zero problem with anyone bringing their trainer, and once her trainer finally arrived, she was quite rude to me, and then preceded to get on my horse. Now, the kicker with Drummer is that he requires soft hands. He is quite a gentleman, but if you end up hanging on his face, he does speed up, and his "bad side" is to the right. This trainer got on my horse, and immediately began to rip off his face, right there in front of me. He was trying to round for her, but she didn't let up. He was a gentleman to the left, but she wanted him curled and ugly, and he didn't want to go behind the vertical, but suffered the consequences if he didn't go behind. When she went to the right, he had decided he had enough. Drummer never bucks, but he did canter off with her when she didn't ask. She ran him into the wall and then walked him. She walked him once around and then got off. She walked him out of the arena and said "He's a nice horse, but far too green". TOO GREEN. Are you kidding me? I have put my heart and soul into that horse for five years and I can more than promise you he is not green. Just because you couldn't ride him does not render him green. She told me this three times.

Anyway, apparently after she left one of the boarders realized who she was, and everyone had a different story of something horrible she had done to a horse "in training".

Do I have a right to be offended? I was also extremely angry when my horse had a sore mouth, but that is a whole other rant entirely. I wouldn't have sold to her anyway, but I was just offended about how rude she was in general.
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post #2 of 13 Old 03-22-2013, 08:49 AM
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I would have been offended. And IMHO I think you do have a right to be offended. She didn't even ask how he likes/should be ridden. In all honesty, I think it was probably some insight for you to be able to see what he would have to put up with had this trainer not shown up and the lady bought him.

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post #3 of 13 Old 03-22-2013, 09:15 AM
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thank god she didnt cart him off before you saw what would potentially be riding him. Poor boy :( id be upset too. I know it took a month for annie to get over being bit sensitive after a woman with EXTREMELY harsh hands got on her without permission. I was livid. Im sorry this happened to you and your boy :(
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post #4 of 13 Old 03-22-2013, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys. It wasn't even half the drama that happened yesterday (someone looking to buy him got him out without my consent...I was livid then too) and I think at this point, it was as much as I could deal with. I was cordial (at best) after, but happy yesterday is over. I know that bad riders are a part of selling horses, but this is a little far for me... So happy I saw how her trainer rode though before I sold him.
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I would have pulled her off the horse as soon as she tried to pull that crap on my horse. Unfortunate for the girl that liked him, but it's not worth it at all if the trainer's going I be working with her.
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post #6 of 13 Old 03-22-2013, 11:25 AM
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Hey guys,

I don't often rant on here, but this morning I am going to because I just cannot get this out of my head. I'm thinking that maybe if I write it out, and get opinions, I will feel better. In all honesty, it probably shouldn't even be bothering me anyway.

So yesterday, I was showing my horse for sale (he's in my avatar). The lady that came really quite liked him, and he was being a right gentleman. I was very pleased with how she was riding him, and she seemed very, very comfortable on him. I thought he was perfect for her because she wanted to do low level dressage occasionally, but mostly trails. I was really happy with how everything was going. Then, she told me that her trainer was coming out. I have absolutely zero problem with anyone bringing their trainer, and once her trainer finally arrived, she was quite rude to me, and then preceded to get on my horse. Now, the kicker with Drummer is that he requires soft hands. He is quite a gentleman, but if you end up hanging on his face, he does speed up, and his "bad side" is to the right. This trainer got on my horse, and immediately began to rip off his face, right there in front of me. He was trying to round for her, but she didn't let up. He was a gentleman to the left, but she wanted him curled and ugly, and he didn't want to go behind the vertical, but suffered the consequences if he didn't go behind. When she went to the right, he had decided he had enough. Drummer never bucks, but he did canter off with her when she didn't ask. She ran him into the wall and then walked him. She walked him once around and then got off. She walked him out of the arena and said "He's a nice horse, but far too green". TOO GREEN. Are you kidding me? I have put my heart and soul into that horse for five years and I can more than promise you he is not green. Just because you couldn't ride him does not render him green. She told me this three times.

Anyway, apparently after she left one of the boarders realized who she was, and everyone had a different story of something horrible she had done to a horse "in training".

Do I have a right to be offended? I was also extremely angry when my horse had a sore mouth, but that is a whole other rant entirely. I wouldn't have sold to her anyway, but I was just offended about how rude she was in general.
Of course you are offended BUT just be thankful she came. If she hadn't and the Lady bought him he'd have been in the hands of that "trainer".
You and he dodged the bullet on that one.
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post #7 of 13 Old 03-22-2013, 11:43 AM
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Would I be offended? Probably, for a split second, before I realized I did everything right and that my horse wasn't trained having his head being forced to go around the ring with his head tied to his chest. They I would smile politely and say "Thank you for your time, but I don't think he would be a good fit with someone of your riding style."
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post #8 of 13 Old 03-22-2013, 11:54 AM
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I agree with wetrain17, I would be offended for a sec and then realize that the horse was smarter then the rider. Be glad she didn't buy him and ruin him.
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post #9 of 13 Old 03-22-2013, 03:08 PM
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This "trainer" sounds as if she is bent on showing everyone her expertise. Limtited as it appears to be.
Why be offended at this idiot?
I would have laughed when she said too green and taken the reins from her before she dismounted. Shalom
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post #10 of 13 Old 03-22-2013, 03:19 PM
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I wouldn't be offended I would be mad and I would have pulled her off a horse , riden the horse for her and show her how to ride this horse. Just curious why you're selling a horse that you pour your heart and soul into
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