Originally Posted by corinowalk
Thats really sad. I can see if a horse is a 'little' off and just may need warmed up...but if a horse is horrifically off, limping badly, the lesson should be stopped and the owner should be notified.
Yeah, but you as a trainer are loosing money then. And I guess that's where the greediness vs ethic comes in place. I'm not sure how it's supposed to be handled from there. Should the owner pay (at least partially) for the trainer's time? I can see trainer being unhappy as well - he/she wasted their time (and may be didn't get another student in) to come out and find that horse is "off".
I remember paying (although partially) the farrier, because he couldn't handle my horse (I just got her in, may be a month or so, she was completely unhandled and abused, so she basically didn't let him close even with the calming shot). Even though he stated he'll be able to :) . I'm not positive how it happens in rider/trainer relations though.