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  1. #1121
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    Quote Originally Posted by TequilaMockingbird View Post
    Regarding the use of your pictures on Facebook, I think you can report them to Facebook. The report function is on each picture.
    Can you use the report function on a page you are blocked from?


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  2. #1122
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    OP, I saw your posts on facebook and had to go look up your farm. You have a lovely place!
    "smile a lot can let us ride happy,it is good thing"

    My CANTER blog.


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    Quote Originally Posted by trubandloki View Post
    Can you use the report function on a page you are blocked from?
    Maybe we could.

    Which pictures?



  4. #1124
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldenGaitFarm View Post
    I apologize in advance for bringing up an "old Thread" however, it was brought to my attention after the original thread was closed and I feel my encounter with Mr. Peronace could save unsuspecting people from being taken advantage of.

    I want to take this opportunity to announce that I am NOT affiliated with Nick Peronace Dressage in any way, shape or form! Mr. Peronace applied to my farm for a "trainers" position back in November 2013. He was barely qualified to talk about riding and training in person, yet perform a service. I did put him on a young horse (6) who tested him, and he failed. He actually could not get the horse to walk around the indoor and I had to "rescue" him in the corner. This was after he asked myself and a trainer to put his spurs on for him! After going to get him and leading him back to the end of the ring, he asked me to get on the horse, and I granted his request. I showed him how to make the mare walk, trot and canter. He declined getting back on her and opted to put her on a lunge-line. I politely told him the interview was over, thanked him for his time and said good bye. The very next day he sent me a proposal to work at my farm for $500/week and train as many horses as I could give him, and he would "train" my horse for free. When I declined his offer, he became irate to the point I had to hang up the phone because of his vulgar comments. Never in all my experience in this business have I been spoken to in that manner by a so-called "professional." I was raised where men did not speak to women in that manner. He even went so far as to call back and leave a very unprofessional message on my voice mail. If anyone has any doubt of my encounter, there were 2 VERY reputable trainers working here on that day who experienced Mr. Peronace's "performance" I also saved the voice mail because it is so hard to believe this even occurred.

    He has since posted photos of my farm on his Facebook page and attempted to use my farm for personal gain. When I requested he remove the photos as they were taken and used by him without my permission, he blocked me from his page. I have now consulted with an attorney. Please do your homework as he is persistently "cold calling" farms to host clinics. He is now offering them for "Free" Please beware. I have also forwarded correspondence to Dressage at Devon CEO and President and they are now aware, as well as other very big named trainers who's names he has been throwing around.

    I feel the horse community is so small, and tightly woven that we all have to watch each others backs in order to keep scammers such as this out.

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    Jacqueline A. Hundertpfund
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    (732) 616-3355
    Jacqueline, I hope you've heard the last of this guy. [edit]
    Last edited by Moderator 1; Jan. 8, 2014 at 04:53 PM.
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  5. #1125
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    Yeah, this is why I don't think it's a good idea for anyone to join his group to try to do good. If you read his posts on his public page you'll get the impression he has a unique perspective. For example he offers to run a free clinic to show his talents and then observes that there were over 700 views and nobody has taken him up on his offer and he seems to think this means we're full of crap. He rants about his frustration that people think he's a fake and uses very strong language but doesn't seem to connect his belligerence to the lack of credibility.

    In my view, as someone with zero experience in psychology, behavior or anything like that, he would only take your joining his group as validation for his position. I would also be concerned about commenting or otherwise making your identity known by interacting on his page for fear he retaliates by harassing you.

    I think the best thing to do is be aware of his existence, especially if you are in his neighborhood, but you should refrain from engaging him in any way shape or form.

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    Paula
    He is total garbage! Quick! Hide him on my trailer (Petstorejunkie).


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    I agree with Paula - I would not touch his FB page with my real identity with a 10 foot pole!


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    Another one who occasionally throws up and "clinics"
    https://www.facebook.com/Namaste76
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    Thanks to the OP for a calm, firsthand account of Mr. Peronace's attitude and "skill".

    How did the 6 year old mare "test" him - just the usual green horse feeling out a different rider thing?


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    The truth is so important! Thank you, OP, for relaying your experience. Posts like this are the only way people will learn the truth. It's good that nothing more happened than the 6-year old just wouldn't walk out of the corner... She could have been openly "labeled" as untrained/dangerous/"nuts"/"ruined by previous training", etc. on a certain facebook page...
    Proud member of the Colbert Dressage Nation


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    Although I would love to see someone post the thread in his closed group, this guy shows signs of severe anger issues and becomes hostile to anyone who doesn't "agree" with him. [edit] He personally scares me! This is his reply to all of us:

    "Do you critics not see how light I get the horses I train? Do you critics not read me saying that I will give a free clinic to show I'm no fake? Haven't I openly said I would answer any question? Haven't I been honest about my credentials REPEATEDLY? Haven't I done my best in proving any claim I have ever made? What more can I do for you critics? I don't mind if someone doesn't appreciate my artistic abilities, but when you start calling me a fake or a fraud or have me confused with someone else that happens to have my name that's just completely uncalled for! I am certainly no trick rider, and I TRAIN every horse I sit on! Then you rude people openly post on my page your idiotic comments instead of private messaging me like a normal human being or a decent professional, then you actually wonder why I ban and delete you people!?!? I have done NOTHING WRONG, and seeing how I have been ever so transparent, I do not appreciate the witch hunt! I am moving my page to a closed selected support group of my riding, as I do not live a negative lifestyle like all these critics. I have done great things for my community and I do not appreciate my character being assassinated by evil, jealous, nincompoops! I live a quiet drama free life. I have certainly contacted an attorney over some of this rubbish and we are definitely drawing of the papers.

    I will post the link here to my group page, and this will free us of the drama, and all the evil these people live in. You won't have to worry about it anymore and I will continue to post pictures and links to videos and we can discuss training, FREE from some 300 pound nobody who just sits in front of their computer screen all day because they can't ride worth a shit, so they want to criticize me and my abilities out of sheer jealousy and Evil.

    As you know, Nuno Oliveria is my equestrian Idol, and he too, believe it or not was criticized almost exactly the same as I am. They called him a "fake" a "trick rider" and a "conartist", because they did not understand his technique. I love how he answered them and I am answering my critics in the same fashion:
    "I am not ashamed of my horses, and I am waiting for these critics to present a horse like them. Beethoven wrote divine music but also his compostitions were criticized. I understand less and less how people can talk about equitation without showing anything. They talk to much. How crazy people are! I advise you to let these people write without getting into a debate with them. Be a philosopher. These discussions only give fuel to the editors allowing them to fill their pages"- Nuno Oliveira, 30yrs with Master Nuno Oliveira" - Nick Peronace
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    Methinks "drama-free" in his world is nothing at all like the real world......
    HaHA! Made-est Thou Look!


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    Holy fruitbat.

    Someone also debunked his award on FB...they contacted the Italian community or whoever he supposedly got it from...and it was all a lie and made up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by smoofox View Post
    Thanks to the OP for a calm, firsthand account of Mr. Peronace's attitude and "skill".

    How did the 6 year old mare "test" him - just the usual green horse feeling out a different rider thing?
    The 6 yr old mare gave him the "gimme what you got...Ooooo...you ain't got nothing, I'm not going" He was equipped with spurs and a whip at that point.


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    This man appears to be dangerously delusional. He seems actually not to be able to perceive his own shortcomings or to recognize that he is lying.

    As a former police officer, I have some serious concerns about him [edit] and recommend that you ALL stay far away from him.
    Last edited by Moderator 1; Jan. 8, 2014 at 04:54 PM.
    Visit Sonesta Farms website at www.sonestafarms.com or our FaceBook page at www.facebook.com/sonestafarms. Also showing & breeding Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.


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    OP, were you able to find out if you have any legal authority in regards to him using your photos? Did he remove them on his own?



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    Quote Originally Posted by J-Lu View Post
    The truth is so important! Thank you, OP, for relaying your experience. Posts like this are the only way people will learn the truth. It's good that nothing more happened than the 6-year old just wouldn't walk out of the corner... She could have been openly "labeled" as untrained/dangerous/"nuts"/"ruined by previous training", etc. on a certain facebook page...
    I'm sure that will be next...Once someone puts that idea in his head, he will say it was "her fault"


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    I agree....OP I would keep an eye out. [edit] I guess he can't come back now and say none of us have seen him ride etc.
    Last edited by Moderator 1; Jan. 8, 2014 at 04:54 PM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by alternate_universe View Post
    OP, were you able to find out if you have any legal authority in regards to him using your photos? Did he remove them on his own?
    I do have legal authority if he is posting that he "rides" here or is permitted to bring horses here to train. He has since to the best of my knowledge (I am blocked from his page) removed my photos on his own and I have people who will continue to monitor this.


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    It's what those in the biz refer to as "narcissistic rage".
    "I was walking through the woods, thinking about Christ. If He was a carpenter, I wondered what He charged for bookshelves."


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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldenGaitFarm View Post
    Although I would love to see someone post the thread in his closed group, this guy shows signs of severe anger issues and becomes hostile to anyone who doesn't "agree" with him. [edit] He personally scares me! This is his reply to all of us:

    "Do you critics not see how light I get the horses I train? Do you critics not read me saying that I will give a free clinic to show I'm no fake? Haven't I openly said I would answer any question? Haven't I been honest about my credentials REPEATEDLY? Haven't I done my best in proving any claim I have ever made? What more can I do for you critics? I don't mind if someone doesn't appreciate my artistic abilities, but when you start calling me a fake or a fraud or have me confused with someone else that happens to have my name that's just completely uncalled for! I am certainly no trick rider, and I TRAIN every horse I sit on! -Nick Peronace
    OK, every ride is a "training ride". I too could get on a horse and through ignorance and incompetence "train" all kinds of bad habits into said horse.

    I don't really think he's an "intentional" fraud; he's flat-out delusional which IMO is more indicative of a dangerous personality. I think he really believes he's this great rider and super-talented and knowledgeable horse trainer.
    Last edited by Moderator 1; Jan. 8, 2014 at 04:47 PM.


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