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post #22 of 408 Old 03-28-2013, 01:06 PM
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I think I shall make this my signature:

"But there are too many looky-lous and sticky beaks that want to stick their nose in and stir up trouble when there's no trouble to be stirred up. "

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post #23 of 408 Old 03-28-2013, 01:09 PM
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Texasgal, I agree with you. Should have been clearer in what I posted. Not that anyone said he kills horses obviously, but that they do die. That makes more sense.

OP, I do think you need to be careful what you're posting about either side. I've seen quite a few posts when searching almost identical to yours, so I'm thinking they may be you?

Wow Ian thank you, CA just posted that. What a BOLD statement, but then again I don't blame him. His reputation is at stake here.

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post #24 of 408 Old 03-28-2013, 01:10 PM
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Anna .. I know, you were just repeating what the OP posted.

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post #25 of 408 Old 03-28-2013, 01:13 PM
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For anyone who is at work, or anywhere else that you cannot access his statement here it is. Directly from CA himself, Ian posted the link from CA's website.

First of all, this is nobody's business other than mine and the horse's owner. If people would pay more attention to their own lives, their own horses and their own problems, the world would be a much better place. But there are too many looky-lous and sticky beaks that want to stick their nose in and stir up trouble when there's no trouble to be stirred up.

#1 People need to get a grip on themselves. Animals die. Humans die. It's called life. In fact, there's this bumper sticker that was invented that says "s*** happens." People put it on the back of their bumpers because that's what happens in life. It's called s
*** and it happens. Sometimes it's somebody's fault, but a lot of times it's nobody's fault. Again, it's referred to as s*** happens.

#2 It's unfortunate that the horse died. Reality is we don't know how he died because the owner didn't want to get an autopsy. Horses die at my ranch. Yes, it's called life. We have 60 horses on the ranch, we have dogs and we even have cats. In fact, we had a cat fight in the barn last week, and one of them died. Shocking, yes. It's called life. Animals die. Yes, even Clinton Anderson's animals die. It's called life. I know this is shocking to know that as good as I am and as popular as I am and as famous as I am, my animals don't live forever either. Holy s
*** , I must be human. For any moron that's getting his panties in a wad because a horse died at Clinton Anderson's ranch, get a life.

#3 It's unfortunate that the owner had to go and start this whole fire because I'm the one that has to go put it out. I've apologized to the owner; it's not my fault the horse died. It's not the owner's fault the horse died either. We don't know how it died. We believe it had something to do with either a brain aneurism or a heart attack because it died extremely quickly and there was no struggling involved. Reality is it was the owner's choice not to get an autopsy - she didn't want to get one.

I apologized to the owner; in fact, I've spoken with her on three separate occasions about this subject. We sent the owner flowers and we refunded all of the owner's money. I did everything I possibly could. In fact, I even offered the owner a Signature Horse free of charge. I went above and beyond to try to help her through the grieving process. A Signature Horse, with all its training, is worth $25,000. She declined the Signature Horse because she said the horse was too small. I had a horse picked out for her that was 14.1 hands high, and she didn't feel like a horse 14.1 hands high was worth having even though it was free and is worth $25,000. Just for the record, the lady is 5'9" and I'm 5'11", Mindy is 14.1. I rode Mindy in front of millions of people for 15 years and never had one email or comment that said I looked too big on Mindy. Just to set the record straight. But she didn't want the Signature Horse - no problem whatsoever. Since she didn't want the Signature Horse, I offered her the opportunity to send another horse to the ranch for the six-week program and we'd train it free of charge. Again, I went above and beyond to take care of a grieving customer.

I bent over backwards to take care of her needs, and now I'm having to fix this kind of bulls
*** and I'm tired of it. So reality is if you think your horse is going to live forever, you're an idiot. Do we do everything in our power to take care of animals on the ranch? Yes, we do. The reality is every once in a while it keeps coming back to that bumper sticker "s*** happens." So people, get a life, get out of business that doesn't involve you and start focusing on your horsemanship and your own lives. When people start doing that, they'll have a lot more success with their horses, a lot more fun and a lot less drama. If it sounds like I'm irritated and I'm cranky about this, I am. All we've done is taken an unfortunate situation and turned it into circus and absolute mess. It didn't have to go this direction. This is my statement and this whole subject is done after this.

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He certainly didn't mince words, huh?

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post #27 of 408 Old 03-28-2013, 01:16 PM
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He's pissed. I would be too, if someone accused me of stating that, 'horses die in my training program'.

The horse owner sounds like a whackadoodle, and just wants someone to blame for a blameless death. CA is right; shyte happens.

You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!
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post #28 of 408 Old 03-28-2013, 01:17 PM
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She will regret not taking that horse he offered her (imo)... she could have sold it and bought herself another tall horse... already trained.

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Go CA. I agree 100%
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post #30 of 408 Old 03-28-2013, 01:26 PM
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I think he could have worded it a bit more politely. Yes horses do die but I am curious as if the horse was tied with it's head down and why? I would probable have done a necropsy myself at my cost just to rule out anything suspicous.

That seems odd to leave a horse unattended if it were tied that way for a legitimate reason. If he has ridden Mindy for 15 years that means she is pushing 20 and I might not want to take a gift horse either.
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