Alright so I reently contacted a barn that is close to me to ask if they needed help. I've just noticed a lot of their horse ads are "Project, don't have time". And I mean a LOT. I kinda got the sense they weren't totally "in the biz" as it may seem. Either new or not knowing what they were doing. So on a whim I sent an email offering training for commission on the horses.
Well, I recently learned that the place belongs to a guy (We'll call him C) who was involved with Rebel before I bought him.
Now the story from the lady I bought Rebel from, was that he was a boarders horse under C's care for several months and the boarder dropped off the face of the planet so they sold Rebel. When I bought Rebel from her, she threw claims around, saying that C spent so much time on him for months doing his feet, farrier, chiro, la-de-da...But Rebel was still 200lbs under weight, FULL of worms, his feet weren't good, and his teeth weren't done. He had sharp pieces all over the place.
So, long story short, I think that story is BS.
I've also heard some other shady stories about this "C" and the lady who apparantly worked with him that I bought Rebel from.
I learned that C was still working at that barn after I had already offered my help and got deep into the conversation with the gal.
The horses in the ads seem to be in good shape....Just, not quality.
I'm torn. I don't want to work for someone who could do those things I suspect they did to a horse. But, if there is something going on, I want to be there to maybe help the horses too. I would love to be assured that everything I've heard is just a product of ignorance, not deliberate neglect or abuse...I'm just really concerned.
Do you guys think I should continue? The lady I have been talking to seems nice, but I'm nervous about C who is still there at the barn. I have not gone to meet them or work with any of their horses yet. As soon as I realized who I would be with I made an excuse about waiting for a work schedule before I could say for certain when I could come meet them....So now, I'm mulling things over...Just really uncertain.