Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Canberra Australia
It really sounds to me like the guy maybe hasn't trained many, if any, horses from scratch. I have trained quite a few, both youngsters and some up to 5 or 6 years old, never touched by a person; probably not more than a hundred, but somewhere between 70 or 80 to a hundred horses, most of them I have started, gotten going OK and handed them off to the owner, a few, usually my own horses, I have had the chance to really get going over years of riding. And in all that time it would have never occurred to me that, as the person training the horse, if the horse was “wild”, moved while being saddled” or “kicked at a flank girth” it would have been anyone’s fault but mine. Really, that's the whole ****ed point of training a horse, so that they don’t do that stuff. It kind of seems to me that if the guy complained about that stuff while allegedly trying to break in a horse, HE has some problems, not your horse.
As for the cut, he may not be responsible for that, horses more than any other animal, it seems, can always find a way to hurt themselves somehow.