So I FINALLY got in contact with my horse's old owner to get more information on him and was quite surprised (sarcasm here!!) to find out my horse went to a trainer who ABUSED him!!! He left him tacked up in a stall for days at a time with no food or water and whipped him into submission while in cross-ties until the horse was on the ground basically hanging and sweating and all sorts of upset!!!! How can someone do this?!?! Your a TRAINER!!! Your making that horse for the rest of his life!!! Apparently he was very harsh with the bit and now is going to have to use a side-pull because he was traumatized! This horse is so sweet, how can he do that to him!? If I ever find out who this is I will probably end up in prison for murder!! I HATE PEOPLE LIKE THIS!!!!! You don't BEAT a horse into submission!! It's a 1000lb animal that could KILL you if he wanted to, but does he?! No! They have more heart than most people!! My poor baby!
So now my horse hates stalls, cross-ties, bits, and whips... All of which could have been avoided and all of which are used ALOT! I partially blame the owner too because how can you NOT see what's happening, you don't have to be a pro to see your horse isn't being treated well, did she not EVER go to see him while at training?! First of all I wouldn't let my horse go to just anyone, or not go and see him on a daily basis, OR not want to watch a session or two to see the progress! I mean he was with this awful trainer for 30 days, what did the old owner do in this time? Sit on her butt in her house wondering how her horse is doing?! COME ON GIVE ME A BREAK!!!!