Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: British Columbia
Really!? I don't have any words...
This is a bit of a rant, so I'm sorry in advance.
Unfortunately a couple years ago I bought a horse that SO was not for me. He was dangerous and too green for me to handle. I ended up putting him up for free two years after I'd bought him- full disclosure that he had a rearing problem and would NOT go to anyone with children, I would sooner have had him put him down than see somebody get hurt.
At the time somebody sent me a message saying she knew the horse and knew the breeder and couldn't believe anything I said about him because "the breeder doesn't produce horses with problems like that". She had emailed me AND texted me about this horse, I told her yes, he did have problems, and it wasn't any of her business unless she wanted to take him on. I'd had multiple trainers work with him, my current trainer said he was the most untrainable horse she'd ever sat on.
EVENTUALLY we did find him a home, a friend of a friend took him for free, an adult with lots of experience (he came back a few months later and said he'd "fixed" the problem and offered him back to us, we didn't take him). Now, more than a year after I sold him the same lady sent me a message over Facebook (how she remembered who I am is beyond me) JUST to inform me that he went through the auction and sold for $500. Now who knows, maybe she just wants me to be "in the know" but you don't track somebody down after a year + if you don't want to make them feel bad. It's like she thinks I should feel guilty for giving him away and news flash I wasn't the one who sent him to the auction.
I feel bad, because sometimes he was a very nice, very "cuddly" horse but that doesn't change the fact that under saddle he was an absolute nut case. And now I'm just upset- so THERE is my rant, cookies if you read it.