Originally Posted by churumbeque
You should be thankful for his honesty.
What honesty? The man put on a show for us at first, told us that he was going to teach my horse some "manners", then sent him back 2 weeks later saying that he was not a "bronc rider". The thing is, my horse isn't a bronc. I've saddled him and bridled him while my older brother (who my horse hated, btw) swung a leg over. He did perfectly fine, no spook, no nothing.
Now this man is refusing to even sit on my horse, and he left him tied up with a saddle on him for hours at a time with no water. When I took my horse to this trainer, he would load in the trailer perfectly. When I came to get him, he refused to step a foot in the trailer and was terrified of the man who "trained" him. We ended up having to pull him in with a rope behind his butt.
We got conned, and I should have read the signs earlier. Yes it was an expensive learning experience, and I am saving up more money for another trainer. But no, there was no honesty in this man's body.