I had a training/sales call today and.....You would not believe it!
So 7 AM I get a call from a woman who is trying to sell a couple of horses. Hay is high, they are moving, blah blah blah. Not selling on the major equine web sites, can I help? So I get out my note book and ask for the particulars:
Sassy 10 yr old ApHC on a breeding certificate - is not broke, and kicks & bites if you do not feed her the treats she likes. But is really pretty red roan.
Elfen - Sassy's 6 yr old half paint baby - not broke to lead - but will follow for a snack. Has kicked chased and bitten the kids.
Elvira - Sassy's 5 yr old half paint baby - charges if you come near her - do not go near her ever! Never been weaned from Sassy
Tango Elfen's half STB STUD COLT 3 yrs old - may have bred the other three - They tried to break him at their last Memorial day party in 2007 - He put someone in the hospital that day not touched since. Also not really halter broke.
WHAT THE H E DOUBLE HOCKEY STICKS AM I SUPPOSED TO HELP THEM SELL????? I told her "Ma'am you need to call a meat buyer, these animals are not salvageable in my opinion". She go so PISSED. I said "What did you think was going to happen to these animals when you bred indiscriminately AND FAILED to train them properly????!" "I can not, would not help you even if I could." And i hung up.
Followed by another caller "I have a 20 yr old mare that i have had for 15 years with EPM I do not want any more. I would like to donate her into your riding camp program." I just said "No thanks. You should be kind and put the poor thing down if you won't properly care for her." and hung up -
Honestly people WAKE UP! Don't have horses if you can not or will not properly care for them - then do not be pissed at me when I tell you I can not help you :sigh: DING BATS!