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        04-02-2012, 03:12 PM
    Why don't you contact the trainer she was sent to and see if they'll tell you a little about what they did. See what bit they used on her and try that. She also may have broken a tooth that could be bothering her.
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        04-02-2012, 04:43 PM
    I agree with Kevinshorses, it wouldn't hurt to ask. Also, you say they have a good reputation, it isn't so much the thought of them "ruining" her that I meant, it's more like it only takes 1 bad experience to cause an issue like this, especially with sensitive types and it isn't necessarily the fault of the trainer either. Who knows what happened, and you will never know unless you ask. It may have been something like stepping on the reins or catching them on something and frightening herself and/or bruising her mouth or like kevinshorses said, chipping a tooth. I'm sure you have already ruled out teeth issues, but thought I'd mention just in case, you never know.

    Also, sorry for chatting away too much on your thread!
        04-02-2012, 10:10 PM
    Teeth and Chiro were the first things that were looked into when she came back. Should have mentioned, completely forgot, she has been home for several months.

    After her first week back her owners contacted the trainer because the mare reared and walked backwards across the indoor. Granted she has always been a bit of a bucker but never a rearer. The trainer responded back that she should always be ridden with a standing martingale as she throws her head when jumping. She wasn't trying to jump her... just asked for a leg yield.

    I can't go back in time to poke her owners and say "hey have you gone down to see your horse go lately?" or stopped whatever it is that happened. I am so frustrated though as this is a horse I would have considered for a advanced beginner before training and she came back a horse an advanced rider can only handle.

    Anyone ever see "Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy"? I need a Bablefish so she can tell me what's wrong and how to work with it.
        04-02-2012, 10:20 PM
    Did the owner ever go and watch the trainer ride/handle the horse? Even when they picked the horse up? She's not much of a trainer if she's sending horses home to their owners with issues they didn't have before they arrived .

    If teeth and chiro have already been addressed, then I would guess that perhaps "trainer" isn't nearly as good as her reputation is and she just ruined a perfectly good horse.
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        04-02-2012, 10:32 PM
    Couldn't agree with you more Smrobs. I know they went down early in her training, but for whatever reason/excuses did not see her go towards the end except at a show and some videos. I'd post the videos, but then everyone would know who the trainer is and wrecking this trainer's name is not the goal here.
        04-02-2012, 10:36 PM
    I figured that you guys would have checked on teeth, etc. And I totally understand that you can't go asking tons of questions!!

    Hmmm, I wish I had some good advice to give.

    It will take time and patience to work through this issue, but I'm sure you will figure it out.

    I'd be interested in reading updates on how your doing with her, what kind of breakthroughs you're making.

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