You CANNOT judge somebody fairly if you are not DIRECTLY dealing with the situation. When all info beinggiven is from FB or an internet web site....how are you to know what REALLY HAPPENED??*
If you don't have the autopsy report, don't have a video surveillance 24/7 on the horse then who are you to judge/condemn someone?
If I was having veiled insults/accusations thrown at me on public I may retaliate, whether I am a professional figure or not.* He. Is. Human. Just because he is a "proffessional" does not mean he is not dealing with the same stresses as everybody else. He had a horse DIE in His training program. I think that is probably a VERY stressful situation. And getting online to find people trashing you accusing you of abuse, disrespecting and accusing all of your employees and trashing your business would piss anybody off.
Its not fair to hold one individual to higher standards than you would for ANYONE else. Either you accept that everybody is human, with human emotions and reactions, or NO excuses ever for anybody.
Now on the flip side, if I was the owner of said deceased horse I would be understandably upset, stressed, and yes probably a little suspicious of all the circumstances leading up to it all. But she made no move to find answers knly went online and raved about it. But I'm sure there may have been mistakes on both parties and the horse for all anybody knows could have had a major health condition causing the death.
With no autopsy/necropsy done nobody can know.
The way this probably SHOULD have been handled was an investigation into the horses death and NO word from either until results are found.
Unfortunately that is not what happened hence all the drama for it all.
I'm not saying take sides but again, I'm not there seeing the full situation.
Is CA to blame? Was there foul play? I personally am inclined to think not.
He offered to pay for the necropsy/autopsy so its not a matter of the owner "not wanting to dish out more money for a dead horse". She wouldn't be paying for it..
He has numerous employees, many of which are interns, college students etc and I'm sure somewhere word would have gotten out if his training was abusive.
He offered her a horse worth $25,000, now even if she didn't want a "pony" in her barn she could have sold it for a hefty profit....plus he refunded her entire training fee and offered free training for another horse. Doesn't sound like criminal behavior to me.
She in turn went online and trashed his reputation, trashed his offers and lost her "trust" for him...I don't see anything untrustworthy in his actions...horses die. Its tragic but it happens.