Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Baytown, TX Close to Houston
• Horses: 0
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.