Polka Dot Ponies

This will most likely be just a collection of my ramblings. I ride and train horses, so there is bound to be a lot of horse stuff. But I also just like to vent and this seems the perfect place.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Dumb Horse People

So I called the owner of Vickey to get directions and to let her know that I was on my way and her response was, "Oh someone already picked her up."
Was she not going to let me know before I drove 3 hours to get Vickey? So I asked her about the new people that picked her up. The new owners are new horse people. Vickey will be their first horse. She is for their 8 yr old daughter who has never taken any lessons. BLEH! Who thinks that was responsible of Vickey's old owner?? NOT ME!
I told her that if Vickey didn't work out for them to let me know and I would go pick her up. She said that she doesn't even know their last name and she told them not to bring the mare back.
Prediction: 8 yr old girl is going to break an arm or leg (or both) and then Vickey is going to get the lable 'crazy', she will be sent to auction where no one will have a clue of her breeding, training level or potential. She will be led into the auction ring exactly how she was pulled out of the pasture (because no one can handle the 'crazy' horse) by 8 yr old girls non-horsey dad. She will be sold for next to nothing and shipped to Canada. I think I just threw up a little.


Blogger Nicku said...

You have every right to be upset, I'm upset too...that is a really crummy end to that story for all involved. All we can hope is that maybe they have a good trainer (then again, most good trainers would not let their 8 yr old students go grab a 'free horse' ). You're so amazing for even having tried to help that mare though!!!

February 7, 2010 at 8:42 PM  
Blogger Jean said...

Oh, no, I think my stomach just turned over too. You're right, this does not bode well.

We can only hope some miracle will take charge and Vicky will end up with a good home after all.

February 8, 2010 at 5:51 PM  

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