If the trainer actually got a letter....and it contained the problems, and insight, he described then I would actually agree 100 percent with him. I do have a tendancy to think it was a bit of a tall tale tho.
As I have said before I study many and follow no one....and in this case I think Doe might be right about it being a bit of a hidden agenda.
Worst case scenario from NH type person vs Trainer? Mind you if you send your nice quiet horse out to a terrible trainer they can become a total basket case too, that doesnt mean no one should use a trainer either, and yes I have seen it happen.
Unfortunately most people look for trainers based on success. Whether it be Clinton Anderson who is world renowned or Stephen Reams of Ellerbe, North Carolina, who trained the mare that won the World show in Junior Western Pleasure, there are good and bad so called wanna be's
in both training methods,
And another point I need to make is just because a trainer has won a class or two it doesnt make them a good trainer...its the how they got there that matters to the person needing their horse rode.
The worst problem of the whole darn training industry is that ordinary people with hopes and dreams for their ordinary horses end up having to decide who to send their horses to for training....and they don't always luck out with a good one in either.