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  • Originally posted by HorseKrazy View Post
    Of course she knows what they are, don't you? The are round, small, metal and link together to form a chain..... Lol. Sarcasm...
    Don't "bell" boots jingle?


    • Originally posted by Nestor View Post
      Don't "bell" boots jingle?
      Dang it! I knew I forgot something!


      • Originally posted by trubandloki View Post
        As much as I think that guy is ... well pick your word of choice.
        Freeze branding is a pretty accepted tool in identifying horses so I am not sure that just because this woman is looking for information about freeze brands she is a complete animal abuser.

        PS, my dogs like beer. No we do not go around giving it to them.
        I don't think it's abuse either...I do think it is painful. I'm not sure chains are abuse either, but they are pointless.
        Boss Mare Eventing Blog


        • I agree, in this case I don't think the chains are anything but a gimmick (sp?). But they are obviously there


          • Originally posted by lovey1121 View Post
            I suspect that due to the owner's posting of this thread on her page, there's a whole lotta reading going on in Iowa right now
            And just a reminder to all that this woman should be treated respectfully by all of us. While we may disagree NP we don't know anything about her. COTHers are a classy respectful bunch. Lets not cross any lines by attacking her or posting links to her FB page.


            • Originally posted by pony-girl View Post
              And just a reminder to all that this woman should be treated respectfully by all of us. While we may disagree NP we don't know anything about her. COTHers are a classy respectful bunch. Lets not cross any lines by attacking her or posting links to her FB page.
              I have to agree.


              • Originally posted by pony-girl View Post
                And just a reminder to all that this woman should be treated respectfully by all of us. While we may disagree NP we don't know anything about her. COTHers are a classy respectful bunch. Lets not cross any lines by attacking her or posting links to her FB page.
                We DO know one thing about her...she has a lovely lovely horse


                • Originally posted by Unfforgettable View Post
                  And they come down over the hooves.
                  I have seen bell boots on horses with very large hooves that didn't fit correctly and rode up to the pasterns. Useless, of course.


                  • I won't comment on what I can't see, but I will say that regardless of what he is wearing on his legs, he is not being ridden all that well. I won't comment on the owner, but I hope she decides to look into a more reputable trainer for her horse.

                    On the assumption that the owner will be reading this I will say that no one here is saying that the horse is not beautiful or talented, the critique is strictly about the sub par rider.


                    • Originally posted by Bristol Bay View Post
                      Agreed. A line has been crossed here.
                      I'd like to retract this statement.

                      Thank you.

                      Carry on!
                      A helmet saved my life.

                      2017 goal: learn to ride like TheHorseProblem, er, a barn rat!


                      • I think this might be him and Chevy? :-p

                        "Show me the back of a thoroughbred horse, and I will show you my wings."


                        • Could they be petal boots? I will say that I have heard that hissing, clicking sound from very granular footing - it's surprisingly noisy. That's a lovely horse, and I hate that the owners of these horses and the people being sucked in to NP's mind games are liable to be hurt more here.

                          The man is not what he says he is, but that's not the horse's fault, or the owner's.

                          That DAD trophy is a damned good con though - just look at the picture and advertising he got out of it!


                          • You can clearly see they are bell boots at the end of the video. They are the same as my horse wears, the davis shiny ones. You can see the light reflecting off the plastic at the end of the video. If you cannot see them you need glasses. Or better glasses. My guy wears them on all 4 all the time and they make a horrible amount of noise as they go slapping about the foot.

                            Leave the poor woman and her horse alone, jesus christ.


                            • more drivel.

                              I have recently posted that I am willing to provide a free clinic. If I was this con artist person that they're making me out to be, wouldn't I be hiding instead of practically begging for an opportunity to prove myself? The fact is, I stand behind my abilities and these people are just a group of jealous haters. I have not received one single inbox yet taking me up on my offer of a free clinic.

                              I and thankful for all of my supporters, and I encourage everyone to call the Chronicle and try to have the thread removed.


                              • "I have not received one single inbox yet taking me up on my offer of a free clinic."

                                There is a message in there (i.e. not taking you up on even a free offer).


                                • Originally posted by Reddfox View Post
                                  more drivel.
                                  He's artfully dodging all of the questions because the only people who will take him up on his offer are people who can't google his name. He said he "trained and showed" his horse Chevy to Grand Prix yet there are no scores anywhere, he later said he has no show record and took 11 years off of riding, and the only footage is some God-awful frantic trotting sort of in place. ??? He said he trained same horse through the High School movement but only read books and has no footage or "finished" pictures. ???He said he was writing a book with a certain publisher (publisher denies and doesn't know who he is). ???? Says he's writing an article for Dressage Today Aug 2014 (DT denies and doesn't know who he is). ??? Equates sending a note to a Dutch barn about a training job, getting a blanket decline letter with "was seriously considered for the job" (barn denies knowing him much less seriously considering him for a job). ????? Appears to conflate auditing or taking clinics with "training with". He doesn't seem to understand that THE POINT OF THIS THREAD is that he makes claims on his website and associated pages that are patently wrong or that there is no evidence for. People don't want lessons from him, people want evidence of his claims. He calls himself a professional and a businessman- any professional/business person *ADVERTISING SERVICES TO THE PUBLIC* should be able to back up/provide proof of their claims. As someone said on about page 10 of this thread, if he just directly addressed the questions asked on about page 5 rather than posting all of those round-about posts, and if he didn't make all of those ridiculous posts on his facebook page (now deleted), we wouldn't even be here right now on page 52 or so!
                                  Proud member of the Colbert Dressage Nation


                                  • I finally caught up on this thread...I kept seeing it pop to the top of the forum and figured it was worth a look.

                                    And all I can say is another Seinfeld-ism: "That's GOLD, Jerry! GOLD!"
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                                    • Slow down you guys. I need to go grab a beer.
                                      "Everyone will start to cheer, when you put on your sailin shoes"-Lowell George


                                      • Whoa ... Just noticed that this got unlocked. At least now I have something to do since it's 7 degrees outside!


                                        • That's it in a nutshell, J-Lu. Would any reasonably intelligent person hire a builder to build their house on his assurances of excellence alone? Not me. I'd expect access to a list of building accomplishments, verification of licences and permits, and a goodly list of glowing references. And if there was one whiff of dishonesty, I'd drop him like a hot pile of steamers. Caveat Emptor.