Originally Posted by GotaDunQH
Using your logic...BOTH are to blame. The owner for getting this horse so fat and full of fuel without the knowledge and training on the other end to burn off the fuel and put some training into the horse. AND to CA for taking on this horse that was so dangerous, out of shape, and basically unbroke to begin with...trying to cram it all in...in the span of 6 short weeks. Both of them should be ashamed.
You're right, it's a lose-lose situation. It should serve as a warning to others to be responsible for your horses. Personally I would never leave my horse in the care of a trainer full-time (without myself being able to learn with the horse). Even if CA did succeed, 100% sure the horse would be back to normal within a month. The horse may gain knowledge, but it was the rider's lack of knowledge that caused it, and will cause it again.