Thanks Corporal! You are proly right, the real 'rant' I've been keeping bottled up inside, because if it ever did get out, it wouldn't be pretty
CLaPorte: LOL If you were to ask my mom, she'd tell you ALL her boys pretty much have to do it the hard way to make it stick... very unfortunate the hard way also seems to equal the expensive way!
farmpony84: I almost wish I was the one who screwed my horse up, at least I could point the finger at myself and say 'Yup! dumb@$$ here screwed up his horse'. However, I had nothing to do with training this one. I did not have the knowledge needed to train a futurity horse, so I sent him to someone I thought did. The individual came highly recomended, and in the past had produced some fantastic reiners. 8 months later, I took home a horse that looked more like a rescue then anything, and he was oh so afraid. Most people on here would be tickled with who he is with now, our new trainer is great
Both horse, and rider are progressing better then they ever have.
nrhareiner: When I bought this horse at 2.5 years old, he already had 90 days with a fantastic reining trainer down south, and he was one pretty sane horse (about as sane as a young Conquistador can be) The next 8 months were really bad, and we missed out on most of the futurity shows. He is now in a much better place.
This story is so much easier to tell sittin at at a quiet bar with a few beers.... LOL