For you all that are crying foul, for any person assuming CA did anything wrong,
Let's call the Kettle black here. I have read all kinds of trash talk here against the horse owner. Insinuations that the horse was dangerous, that she spoiled it fat and rotten. That she was entirely to blame for the dead horse. You assume that you know everything about the owner because of a flowery eulagy she wrote for her horse on FB.
Go to horse memorials on HF and lets trash talk them too.
Because the owner has a different phylosophy of horse ownership, she deserves this. If only people that believed what you do should own a horse, there would be very few owners indeed.
I am ashamed of this thread, the way you all are attacking the owner of this horse. This thread never was slanderous against CA, but you all sure have crucified the owner.
I'm just putting myself in the owner's shoes.
If somehow I turned Lily into a horse that tried to buck people off, if she was so far gone that I was so desperate for help that I had to send her away for extreme training, and then for whatever reason she died, how can I honestly say it was anyone's fault but my own? That I didn't do my job from day 1, or that I bit off more than I could chew?
What philosophy is that you
are responsible for overseeing your horse's training, you
are responsible for where you send your horse, you
are responsible. If you knew
your horse was going to a program where she stated horses supposedly die, then it was your
decision to send them there. I'm not saying CA isn't also responsible as a professional, but you don't have to send your horse to CA if you were well aware of the dangers.
Which is why my "philosophy" is not to send my horse anywhere that I can't go see him every single day to ensure he is being cared for properly. Didn't happen with this horse, didn't happen with Cleve Wells, didn't happen with Shirley Roth. And if that causes less people to own horses, then maybe it's for the better...