I know him personally, have watched him work and my mom kinda dated him for a while. I think you guys need to remember just how many horses he had to work with everyday, and the situations he is handled. That said I DO however think that he tends to not take the time to personalize his technique for each horse. Again, this is likely do to the sheer volume of horses he has come through the rescue. He is a very nice man, although gruff. Yeah, he's a cowboy so he doesn't wear a helmet, chest protector, etc (not saying its okay, just sayin). I think he just does what he needs to do to get things done, and I know a lot of horses and people whose lives he has changed. I think like with any trainer (especially over the Internet...) you need to take what you can use and leave the rest. You may have seen a video he has of a bay filly, idk if her name was mentioned but it's Coco. In the video he ties her face to her tail (not something I agree with..but I think it could be judged REALLY bad if you don't know the filly.) That filly was actually ours, the guy whose ranch we lived at had bred for her and she is SERIOUSLY missing a nut or two. She has had everything done right, seen many trainers and she's absolutely bat poop crazy. She is one of those horses that just needs to be euthanized because she's beyond rotten. At that point David was trying anything and everything to get through to her and save her life. Those are the kinds of horses he deals with. Anyways, not trying to change anyone's mind and I'm really not for or against him. I have major respect and appreciation for what he does for the horses be can, but don't necessarily agree or disagree with all of his training methods.
On a side note, his mustache is totally cool! He's actually a very small, dare I say petite person haha.
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