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post #11 of 14 Old 06-27-2013, 09:20 PM
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Is training "included" as part of the boarding package with your horse, or is she just some trainer who happens to use that barn to give lessons out of?

If you don't like her training style, and your boarding fees do not include training time. . .make it clear that you are only there to board and you are not interested in her training services, or "help" from her in any way.

It's your horse. Unless you're paying her for her "expertise," she needs to mind her own business and stay out of yours.

If your boarding package includes training. . .see if they offer a package that is ONLY board. Make sure the BO/BM is aware that the "trainer" does not have your permission to work with your horse. Put it in writing, too, and date it, and make sure it is clearly understood by them and the rest of the staff.

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post #12 of 14 Old 06-27-2013, 09:37 PM
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Ooooh, I felt my adrenaline rise just reading your post - do not let that horrid woman ever touch your horse again! Enjoy your horse without a "trainer" for now- you'll both be happier and healthier in your riding time together for absolute certain :)
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post #13 of 14 Old 06-27-2013, 11:17 PM
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Your initial description and username had me checking to make sure you weren't talking about the owner of my old barn. She's a very abrasive person who can be difficult to deal with. While her methods work with some horses I have often witnessed her treating some in a way that I would consider borderline abusive (loads of whip when not necessary) and I would never take lessons or let her on my horse. There was a horse named Oberon at that barn, but he was a gray and she is not one to jerk heads down right after jumping on a horse, so I doubt it's the same lady...

All of that say, stay away from her! Even if the horses do receive great care at that barn, I have personally witnessed such harsh training methods ruin horses. Do your own thing, and don't let yours become one of them.
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post #14 of 14 Old 06-28-2013, 12:45 PM
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Do not ever let someone take the reins of your horse without first taking the time to explain to you what they plan to do. If what they plan give your gut a twist, they do not get on your horse. The horse is yours. You pay the bills. He is your property. You don't let every one calling themselves a "trainer" to trespass on your property! (IMO trespassers should be shot.. so there is no doubt).

I trained horses for good many years.. laying foundations.. for other work. I also fooled around with dressage quite a lot.

I never yanked a horse's mouth to train it. I have yanked a horse to stop a wreck.. but that is a rare thing and in the interest of self preservation.
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