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post #1 of 5 Old 04-05-2010, 12:48 AM Thread Starter
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the trainer was nice while it lasted

My trainer has been really doing a good job teaching me IMO. My sister has been in the market for another horse. She wanted to buy another horse for herself and give her perfect, safe, bombproof horse to the kids. So Wednesday night my trainer bought herself a mini....a very skinny little guy, whom did not even poop for 24 hours after she bought him, because he had not been fed. Thursday she came and gave me a lesson. After the lesson, she told my sister she knew a guy that had five horses for sale for $150 each. She told my sister that they were all fat and in good shape and that the guy was just tired of them. My sister specifically asked her if the horses belong to the same man that she bought her mini from and my trainer said no. As a side note....our farrier is trying to get animal control to do something with these people because of the horrible condition they are keeping their horses in. My sister and I do not have the experience to be rescuing horses. Well, my sister bought my BO's horse, so she no longer needed one. She sent our BO to look at them though, since he is in the market. He said every one of those horses are lame and crippled We found out today, that it was from the same guy that my trainer bought her mini from. She told my sister a bold faced lie. The bad thing is, she knows us well enough to know that we don't have the ability or finances to retrain and heal a horse with serious issues. My trainer runs a rescue...and I use the term loosely here. She is really just a horse trader in my opinion. I am so disappointed. I really need and have enjoyed the lessons, but the woman teaching me is a liar, and if she cared about horses, she would try and match them up with a fit instead of attepmting to sell people horses that they aren't capable of taking care of. She is a very good rider and a good teacher, but she is also a liar and a horse trader.
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post #2 of 5 Old 04-05-2010, 01:27 AM
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Yikes, that's too bad. I definitely understand you not wanting to be her client anymore though, I can't stand people who lie to your face. Hopefully you'll find an even better trainer!
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Thanks Carleen. Kudos to you for getting through that whole post I just hope our BO isn't to mad that he had to drive an hour to go look at horses that are lame
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post #4 of 5 Old 04-05-2010, 12:15 PM
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First, being a horse traderis not the same as being a criminal. The trainer, as you explained it, just told you about the horses and that she thought they were fat and healthy. She could have easily made a simple mistake.

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post #5 of 5 Old 04-05-2010, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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I'm not saying that horse trader equals criminal, but IMO there is a big difference (or at least there should be) between a horse trader and a 'horse rescuer'. I might would have believed it was an honest mistake about the horses, except that she lied and said that they weren't from the same guy that she bought her mini from (2 days ago). It's the same guy. She claims to be working with our farrier to get his horses seized because they are so malnourished and mistreated. So if the horses are fat and healthy, why would she be trying to get them seized? I know for sure our farrier has been trying to get animal control to do something....maybe that explains why the guy is all of a sudden selling off his horses.
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