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.