Though I am more of a pleasure rider type (can only afford the occasional lesson, sorry) I have seen situations such as those she very eloquently describes and all I could think of at the time was, "Why doesn't someone DO something about this?"
It's about time someone pointed out that the emperor indeed has no clothes. Let's just see if the masses will listen.
"I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning to sail my ship."
-Louisa May Alcott
"My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world." ~ Jack Layton
How do we write a letter of thanks to this woman? I tried to call her on the phone but couldn't find a listing to personally thank her. This was so on point I was yelling YES, YES, YES when I read it.
And as far as selling horses - well we NEVER sell a horse to anyone without a contract and it is directly with the BUYER - no one else. If someone is being paid a commission relative to the sale - it's stated in the sale and we issue a 1099 to them - so to get their money they have to provide us with a Tax ID #!!!
If I have to pay taxes on my horses business then the commissions are an expense and the trainers/agents/etc. can pay taxes on their income.