It has been brought to my attention lately, that there are a few trainers in my community that for some reason can not tell the truth. They simply tell the owner what they want to hear, so they can keep a paycheck coming in. The horse was in training for over a year, and when the owner wanted to see the horse work on cattle, it was a disaster. The horse was ringing his tail and mouthing the bit constantly. Definitely unhappy.
What has happened, is short while ago, I got an email from a potential client, that is interested in my training services. The problem that they had was that, the trainer they were with, was telling them that they have the greatest potential working cow horse and that he was going to show him and take them all the way to the Congress. Yet, the horse shows no interest in being a working cow horse, he is lazy and has since been moved to another trainer that specializes in western pleasure horses and is now doing very well.
I know another trainer that is telling everyone that they are so busy and making a lot of money when I know for a fact that they are not. As I have had the pleasure of talking to some of that trainers clients, and I know for a fact that this particular trainer has only one or two horses in the barn.
So what is my beef on this post.......I can not stand people that lie all of the time, they can not tell the truth even when it is looking them in the face. The fact that you have only a few horses in the barn is not a problem, but when you lie about what you are doing, that pisses me off. And when you lie to a client to keep their check coming in, that is just as bad. Not only does the client lose money, but the horse suffers as well.