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        01-27-2010, 01:28 PM
      #1
    Weanling
    Angry Mini Rant - Rescue Centre where I got my horse

    Ok, so today the Rescue Centre where I got Lucky came to check up on her. To be honest they really offended me.

    When they first sold her to me, they said she was 100% bombproof, when she arrived it was obvious she wasn't, even under the best rider, she spooked all the time. Today I told them this, just to be clear that they thought she was honestly bombproof when they sold her to me. They insisted she went on sponsered rides and was a childrens riding school pony (to be honest, I cannot believe A WORD of that, because even a horse trainer told me she was nervous. Also, I'd found out from someone else who worked there that before she came to them, a motorbike had driven up behind her, spooked her and the rider came off, fractured her spine, which is why she went to the rescue centre in the first place!) Then she said to me "well, if you don't ride with confidence, you wont have a confident horse" which is true, I know, but I've always been a confident rider, it was Lucky that was nervous when she came to me! She also told me Lucky was fine in the heaviest of traffic, which I know isn't true, as whenever I ride on roads with her, she completely freaks, even when I am as calm!

    One of the employees then started prodding her back (and she had massive, stupid manicured nails). Lucky twitched, and she turned round to me and started snapping that "had I had someone out to see about her back??" To be honest, I've never noticed anything wrong with Lucky's back, and when I had the trainer over, she checked every single part of her, just incase it was the tack making her uncomforatble and nervous. She then said "she's had this problem before you know, and it needs keeping on top of" This was news to me. I knew that her withers had become sore after THEY had given her a saddle that didn't fit correctly, which was their fault! That shouldn't mean that I should have to have a physio person out every 6 months, just because an animal sanctury put a bad fitting saddle on a horse!

    They also complained that the bedding for my horse wasn't deep enough. It's been absolutely fine for over a year, so I don't see what their problem is now! Lucky has never shown a problem with it, infact, when I made it a little deeper, she refused to step onto it!
    I'm not saying I'm horse carer of the year, but I know how to care for my horse properly! Urgh, it just infuriates me, how they sold me a "bombproof horse" thrn implies I make her nervous, say I made her back sore and that I don't give her the right bedding!

    By the way, I just needed to get that off my chest, I'm not going to do anything rash LOL but still, just made me SUPER annoyed!

         
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        01-27-2010, 01:31 PM
      #2
    Yearling
    Phewf! Deep breath! How often are they going to come check on her?
    Maybe get someone to check out her back just in case. Even if it is their doing it's still worthwhile. I've had horses that shy at everything get an adjustment and massage turn into much better behaved horses.
         
        01-27-2010, 01:37 PM
      #3
    Weanling
    Unhappy

    Yeah, I'm still getting her checked, just incase (even though it was blaitantly their fault! And, they didn't even tell me I needed to have her back checked often, infact they didn't even tell me I needed it checked at all, until today!)

    They're coming to check back on her in a month, incase I'm not looking after her properly.

    To be honest, it's really upsetting to think that people think I'm not looking after my horse. Especially after they caused her some of the damage
         
        01-27-2010, 01:38 PM
      #4
    Weanling
    Im sorry to hear about whats happening. Its a good reason why I will not adopt from a rescue. What happens if they decide you are "unfit"? Can they just take her back?
         
        01-27-2010, 01:42 PM
      #5
    Weanling
    Unhappy

    Yeah, it's awful. I didn't pay loads for her, but everything I've paid out has been my money that I earned, and also, I love her, she's everything to me. I'd put her before college if I had to. And now, if for some reason they think I'm unfit, they can just take her back. It would break my heart, and the thing is, I look after her really well. If they'd have told me about her back in the first place, then I'd have done something about it.
         
        01-27-2010, 01:51 PM
      #6
    Weanling
    I'm really sorry. She most certainly doesn't look mistreated. I hope it works out the way it should.
         
        01-27-2010, 02:10 PM
      #7
    Weanling
    Thank you so much. I can swear in God's name here and now, that Lucky is looked after, and her welfare in no way is an issue. I just wish they realised that. She's everything to me, if I lost her, it would be like losing a child
         
        01-27-2010, 02:17 PM
      #8
    Banned
    Why not have your trainer there with you next time so your trainer can speak on your behalf. (That is assuming your trainer is one of those types that is able to think quickly on their feet and handle rude people with a smile.)


    And this is a very good example of why a person needs to make sure they carefully read the contract that they sign. You obviously agreed to this .....
         
        01-27-2010, 02:21 PM
      #9
    Showing
    Um, if you BOUGHT the horse, why is this rescue still in the picture?

    Buying inherently means you own whatever you've paid for, and no one else has any say in what you do with it.
         
        01-27-2010, 03:02 PM
      #10
    mls
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by HollyLolly    
    Yeah, I'm still getting her checked, just incase (even though it was blaitantly their fault! And, they didn't even tell me I needed to have her back checked often, infact they didn't even tell me I needed it checked at all, until today!)

    They're coming to check back on her in a month, incase I'm not looking after her properly.

    To be honest, it's really upsetting to think that people think I'm not looking after my horse. Especially after they caused her some of the damage
    Sorry - if you have had her for a year, the current sore back would not be their fault. If her back was that bad when you got her, you should of noticed it right away.

    Get it checked out and as was suggested, have a trainer or vet there as back up then next time they come.
         

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