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    06-25-2013, 03:41 AM
Where in Texas are you?
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    06-25-2013, 09:02 AM
Wow, he looks really ferocious (not). At least the trainer didn't make him any worse! Then you'd have even more than the lost time and money to worry about.
    06-25-2013, 12:05 PM
Originally Posted by 6gun Kid    
Where in Texas are you?
I was 30 minutes from San Antonio, but we recently moved back to Arkansas.
    06-25-2013, 12:37 PM
Originally Posted by Jennakaaate    
I was 30 minutes from San Antonio, but we recently moved back to Arkansas.
Arkansas? Anywhere near Van Buren? If you can, find a man by the name Tim Fuller or his wife Debbie, in VB. They bred Paints and were apparently good horsepeople, I would take your boy up to see them if you still need him started. Might find them better through the APHA, their ID # is 8350377.
    06-25-2013, 01:44 PM
I'm about an hour and a half away from Van Buren. I'll have to look them up! I think I've heard the last name Fuller from somewhere.
    06-25-2013, 06:16 PM
Please do :)

I have a mare by them and I love 'er to bits. When I make my way to Maryland to see family I wanted to go visit the Fullers en route and "just look" at their horses ;)
    07-07-2013, 01:03 PM
OP, I totally don't mean to upset you but I can tell you that people are often very deluded about their horses and what any particular horse is able to do. That being said, if I couldn't train him I would have refunded part of your money, probably not all of it since I would have been working him and feeding him.

How do you know what he did, were you there watching? Did the trainer do any ground work, any other training that would be needed before riding?

The money is gone unfortunately. But moving on, you really need to be honest with yourself about this horse. I would ask a trainer to assess him before you write anymore checks and have that person tell you if he's going to work out.

Some horses just plain and simple are too wild to be trained. That's usually an orphan foal or something but it does happen. I personally have never sent one home that was not under saddle to some degree. I've had some goofy ones that were under saddle and not going realy well after 90 days but the owner was well aware of where the horse was every day and why he was not 'dead broke'.
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    07-07-2013, 05:35 PM
I love the picture, and think the horse looks like a real sweetie. Most of the horses I have owned in the past were already broke, but I did buy a mare who was only "green broke". I met a 'trainer" at the auction, and was impressed with his "skill", he rode a stallion freestyle in the area. I told him about this mare, and he came and picked her up. After 2 weeks, we went to his place, unannounced and were shocked by what we found. Our mare was in a filthy, muddy stall, covered in flies, no water. We went to the door, his wife answered, she was so sweet, but had no idea where her husband was. I knew where this man worked, he had a very well paying job, yet, his family had nothing. No stove, fridge, no beds for their kids. His wife didn't even know he was training a horse. I just had a horrible feeling about the whole situation, the kids were hungry, there was nothing to feed them. I stayed there while my husband went for the trailer. He never even called to ask if we had taken her and why, and it was obvious he did no work on her. Now, I know better than to ever let anyone take my horse off, I was lucky to have found him by accident, and would never take a horse to a trainer that did not allow me to come visit anytime I wished without calling first. Maybe there will be those who think his families living conditions were none of my business, but in my opinion, it showed his true character, or should I say lack of it.
    07-07-2013, 06:23 PM
Some people are just horrible people. The best way to look at the whole situation was as a learning experience. Expensive but look at all you learned. At least you got your horse back.
We had a trainer kill a horse. Looking back, we should have sued him.
I had references that were good. He did not like my horses attitude. Two came back with huge sores in their mouths , inside and out side, spur marks ..cuts all over their sides.
If this mans family are without food, and a decent place to live that is abuse and you Need to report it to the authorities. Child welfare or whatever it is called in your area. Ignoring a problem or turning a blind eye w/o trying to help is unacceptable behaviour for any decent human being.
    07-07-2013, 07:11 PM
My friend got a very well trained Saddlebred show horse for a trial to purchase. He was used to being in a stall and had a routine. When he came to her place he went crazy. You couldn't do anything with him. She put him in a pasture and all he wanted to do was get to the mares. He was dangerous to even work in the round pen and I kept telling her to send him back she was going to get hurt. She eventually sent him back when he went crazy on her and she had to take the saddle off from the other side of the fence. He ended up being sold to a showing stable and he was fine in the surroundings of a stable and what he was used to. So who knows how your horse was there at least he didn't keep him a month. You should be thankful for his honesty.

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