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post #1 of 33 Old 04-14-2010, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
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what do you do when your "trainer" did not train our horse?

I have an abused Mustang mare who is such a sweet heart to me. I have had her for a bit. When I first got her she would not get with in 10 ft of anybody without freaking out completely. I have spent tons of time with her and made some break throughs to where she will follow like a puppy around the barn, eats with people around, nicely takes treats, and is generally ok with anybody being around her. I did not have the experience or knowledge to safely take her any further. Realizing this I looked for a trainer and was approached by a local one who said she had worked with abused horses and mustangs as well. I thought..."Wonderful this is just what my mare and I need."
Well, long story short as possible.....I paid everything but $140 upfront and it is now 7 days until my 45 day training period is up. My mare is even worse and will not even come up to anybody. Half the time I come by in the middle of the day and my mare has no water and her bucket is bone dry. My bf and I had to put this mare into the round pen ourselves and I have never seen this "trainer" work with my horse. I can barely get ahold of her and when I do she is always busy somewhere else. I did sign a contract stating that I would exchange X amount of money for the gentling/ general riding horse training that would be done to my mare. I provided all feed for my mare and also a salt block (which I have yet to see my horse have), new halter, and hay bag.
So..I am hauling my mare home asap......I would appreciate any thoughts I can get on the situation. Thanks.
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post #2 of 33 Old 04-14-2010, 11:53 PM
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Can she be ridden? I have trained some horses that were easy to catch untill getting caught means going to work. As far as the trainer goes, did you get any references from the trainer? Did you watch the trainer ride or ride some of the trainers horses?

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Get in touch with a lawyer asap. If you have a contract and the contract has not been filled, you're fully entitled you your money back. Not much else other than that, unless there are physical signs that she is being abused and/or completely neglected (like if shes thinner than when she arrived, her feet are overgrown, etc).
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Yea contact a lawyer. If you have a contract and they did not fulfill it and/or made your horse worse then I would pursue it.
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you can not even touch my mare. Which is how she went over there as. She has some trust issues that come form her abusive past as well as being a BLM mustang. I believe she was never actually gentled in the first place when she was adopted. she was found as a stray when I first met her. My local Humane Society picked her up and I eventually adopted her from them.
She does appear thinner....but not anything too shocking or anything. A lot of this is my fault for taking a chance on this trainer. I did not get references and did not ride any of her horses.
I don't care about getting my money back...just don't really fell I should pay the rest of the $140 since she did not keep her end of the bargain. I honestly just want to haul my mare home and say good riddance to this "trainer". I just don't want to get into a legal battle over some BS.
The funny thing is how this trainer and her mother keep telling me how beautiful my mare is and how she looks like this wonderful stud they bred their mare to and how she would be great at this or that.


Honestly I have tried to be patient and understanding with this trainer. I have never seen her work with my mare. I have tried to meet her there and work together. She never seems the least bit interested in doing anything Juliet, my mare. I have tried to prod the trainer into anything. She just talks and talks about nothing. I am tired of being nice.
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meant to say the trainer has not been the least bit interested in working with Juliet, my mare.
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Everytime she tries to change the subject or duck out of the conversation, I've found that asking the same question over and over again is REALLY effective in cornering someone into having a talk "What have you worked with my mare on ? "But what have you worked wth my mare on?" "So what have you done with my mare again?" Until she finally answers the question. Then ask to see it. If she wants her money, she has to earn it. Calling back repeatedly after they've hung up (if they didnt answer the questions) works well also and stopping by during prime "at home" times (breakfast and dinner) if you think shes avoiding you too. Basically just being as crazy/annoying as possible.
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Everytime she tries to change the subject or duck out of the conversation, I've found that asking the same question over and over again is REALLY effective in cornering someone into having a talk "What have you worked with my mare on ? "But what have you worked wth my mare on?" "So what have you done with my mare again?" Until she finally answers the question. Then ask to see it. If she wants her money, she has to earn it. Calling back repeatedly after they've hung up (if they didnt answer the questions) works well also and stopping by during prime "at home" times (breakfast and dinner) if you think shes avoiding you too. Basically just being as crazy/annoying as possible.

That's same great advice' ill remember to do that next time someone is avoiding a subject with me lol thumbs up
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Personally, I would call and tell her that you are coming over and expect to see the progress she is making. Don't let her get a word in and show up an hour early. If there is no progress or you are unsatisfied, be prepared to haul your horse home on the spot.

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