ridecamp@endurance.net: Re: Whoa there, folks! was: Sending Our Horse to a Trainer

Re: Whoa there, folks! was: Sending Our Horse to a Trainer

Becky Huffman (hhcc1@htcomp.net)
Tue, 22 Apr 1997 00:01:41 -0500

There was a trainer I had been taking lessons from and he was wonderful for
me and Shadow. Shadow can be very explosive and he was able to handle him
and get him to do new things without blowing-up.

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 <lizh@best.com>
> To: ridecamp@endurance.net
> 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
from a
> >trailer accident, or did the owner just assume that (it wasn't stated in
> >account).
> 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
portion was
> >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
working with
> >horses?
> 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
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