A friend bought a colt from the ranch and I remember standing in absolute
disbelief as this trainer tried to use a bull whip to load the colt for
his first trailer ride. The second time he flipped, my friend flipped.....
(story goes on but is not relevant.)
Why the difference, I dont know, but I wont use him again.
Semper Fi & The ShadowRat
Huffman Horse and Cattle Company
Fine Endurance Arabians and 'Horned Cows'
> From: Liz Henry <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Whoa there, folks! was: Sending Our Horse to a Trainer
> Date: Monday, April 21, 1997 5:02 PM
> This is in response to Jo Long's post, I'd like to clarify some details
> in my state-of-mind, I didn't cover in enough details and can help paint
> even more accurate picture:
> >A couple of points about this case: one, did the leg injuries result
> >trailer accident, or did the owner just assume that (it wasn't stated in
> Yes, the accident resulted from a trailer accident. We talked to the
> trainer's assistant who admitted that she tied April "too long" allowing
> to back out and, without shipping boots on, injure her legs against the
> steel of the trailer.
> Two, note that we have two very different descriptions of the extent
> >of the injury -- one says "huge gouges on both her hind legs, one
> >scraped to the bone" and the other says "she just has some hair
> Yes, there are always two sides to a story. Beleive me, it had only been
> some "hair missing", I wouldn't have had to call the vet, he knows that
> money IS an object and that we don't call on him unless necessary. It was
> fitting that this trainer would try to minimize the injuries, heck, they
> didn't bother to call us, their vet or even treat her legs, flies were
> doing that!
> >As far as the trainer's uncooperative attitude -- how you might react if
> >in the middle of a stressful situtation and someone gets "in your face"
> about an
> >injury you consider to be minor and part of the normal hazards of
> That is THE point. I understand about the hazards of working with horses,
> i.e. a horse trips on a trail, etc. However, this injury was 100%
> preventable, had the trainer and/or her assistant used shipping boots for
> trailering like, we, the owners had requested. This is in one word,
> negligence, period.
> Liz Henry
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