Ian i agree with you ...i think the problem is people think they are more experienced than they really are, its like when i would let someone ride my horses,(which never happens anymore) i would ask them are you experienced? they would say yes, then i would say on rented trail horses, or you had your own , oh rented, its all the same! well we know it is not, so then i knw put them on the babysitter. I dont understand what is wrong with asking someone for help, not one person on this planet was born knowing anything about anything it was all learned. so instead of torturing yourself and the horse fix the problem , if you cant get some professional help! it doesnt mean you arent a horseman it means you are a smart horseman who is willing to learn .I have had horses for 47 of my 49 years and i was asking someone an hour ago about my fillys chewing issue, is it retained caps????I dont know I have never seen it, so many horse people have this holier than thow attitude and look down on people for asking, so that is part of the problem, but i know i have seen alot done alot, but never ever will i see everything, or do everything and especially not know everything.!!!!