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  • is this guy FOR REAL? how does he believe his horse is 25k? And that he is a "trainer"....so hypocritical after all her did to try and say her wasn't a trainer. I have no words...omg

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    • Someone here needs to make him an offer of $5k cash money, no vet check, just take her.

      I'd do it if it didn't mean I'd have to ship her all the way across the country which would cost just as much, probably.

      She's a lovely mare who deserves better.
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      • Here are two youtube vids he has up now:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgbEWbENuTw

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1Je2IV5uH8
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        • That would be a decent training level test. I think?

          I love how that mare mostly just ignores him and defaults to hunter mode. "Lead change here? Seriously? OK, I guess you're the boss....." She'd make some adult ammy a very nice starter horse.

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          • Originally posted by seriously? View Post

            I guess you could email him personally and ask...

            Um, he is riding in running shoes and advertising to teach or judge?
            I was JOKING! I think its funny he has his own swag, that's all.

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            • The videos are very disheartening.

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              • Yup, add some energy and balancing and she'd be a good training level horse.

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                • honestly.... I think you are all pretty crazy... I have seen a lot worse riders..... the 2 videos are showing somebody focussed on riding his horse and doing something with the horse... And the horse looks pretty relaxed.... I see and hear things in the video from other people which I like less....... Yes he might not be 4th level, but I am sure everybody discussing here is and is riding a lot better then him.....
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                  • I'm sorry, the level of cyber stalking bullying behavior exhibited here is what is disheartening.
                    He isn't abusing the mare. She is in fine weight.

                    Clearly many of you haven't been horse shopping lately. I have been looking at 15-30000 dollar horses for two clients and that mare is definitely average for that range. Now, what she may actually sell for is another story.

                    As to the rider, his scores tell the story about the present level of training. Why not let them speak for themselves.

                    In this day and age, you have to be a complete noob to not look online at a trainer's work.

                    I cannot believe the mods are letting this go on.
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                    • Originally posted by Manni01 View Post
                      honestly.... I think you are all pretty crazy... I have seen a lot worse riders..... the 2 videos are showing somebody focussed on riding his horse and doing something with the horse... And the horse looks pretty relaxed.... I see and hear things in the video from other people which I like less....... Yes he might not be 4th level, but I am sure everybody discussing here is and is riding a lot better then him.....
                      Of course there are a lot worse riders, me for instance, but then I don't pretend to be anything other than I am. The issue is not poor riding, but deception, and the fact that poor mare is being asked to do things that he has little idea how to achieve....
                      I'm not sure if I grew out of stupid or ran out of brave.

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                      • Originally posted by dotneko View Post
                        I'm sorry, the level of cyber stalking bullying behavior exhibited here is what is disheartening.
                        I believe everything that is shared is out there in public domain, easy to find, not so much stalking. Is any of this bullying? Mmm not sure, but on the other hand what he has done in the past to people was certainly bullying.
                        I'm not sure if I grew out of stupid or ran out of brave.

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                        • I agree the horse looks relaxed, and the rider is pleased with her and seems to be treating her kindly. And I have seen much worse.

                          And if it was anyone else other than this bullying jerk of a wanna-be dressage trainer who Just. Keeps. Popping. Up. as a "legit pro", I wouldn't even bother to comment. But now snarking on this guy is blood sport (for me at least). I'm not proud of it, but I will continue without shame. And if he's just putting all of this on as a show to get internet attention, hey, I'm entertained.

                          And, based on the videos, I think I ride better than he does. But I'm also not attempting to compete at 4th level, nor am I offering my training services. I'm just an ammy, puttering about at Tr/1st and trying to get to the barn more than 1x/week.

                          I do wonder what would happen if he tried his "piaffe" groundwork on a more explosive-type horse. I'm pretty sure my pissy, opinionated Alpha Mare would have double-barreled him before they got down the long side of the arena.

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                          • Originally posted by Manni01 View Post
                            honestly.... I think you are all pretty crazy... I have seen a lot worse riders..... the 2 videos are showing somebody focussed on riding his horse and doing something with the horse... And the horse looks pretty relaxed.... I see and hear things in the video from other people which I like less....... Yes he might not be 4th level, but I am sure everybody discussing here is and is riding a lot better then him.....
                            Most of us aren't advertising for clients, either.
                            Originally posted by PeanutButterPony
                            you can shackle your pony to a lawn chair at the show...so long as its in a conservative color.

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                            • Originally posted by soloudinhere View Post

                              Most of us aren't advertising for clients, either.
                              There's the rub. Most of you are anonymous. And therefore feel safe hiding behind your keyboards.
                              The above poster who said this has become a blood sport is correct. To be proud of it? smh......

                              Interesting that there was not the same blood lust after LP when she had video of her whacking that
                              poor one eyed horse with a bull nose snap on a lead...........was it because she could afford better lawyers?
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                              • Originally posted by dotneko View Post

                                There's the rub. Most of you are anonymous. And therefore feel safe hiding behind your keyboards.
                                The above poster who said this has become a blood sport is correct. To be proud of it? smh......

                                Interesting that there was not the same blood lust after LP when she had video of her whacking that
                                poor one eyed horse with a bull nose snap on a lead...........was it because she could afford better lawyers?
                                The truth is the best defense.

                                If you extend the definition of "cyberbullying" to be "stating facts about someone online" then I guess we are. However, nobody is making up stories or telling lies, except of course for the rider in question.


                                However the facts remain:

                                1. He has not accomplished what he says he has accomplished

                                2. He continues to solicit clients on the basis of invalid credentials and at the same time devalue the hard work everyone else, including yourself, puts in by calling himself a grand prix rider and trainer.

                                Leaving the charlatans alone because you might hurt their feelings is exactly why these people continue to have success in the horse industry.
                                Originally posted by PeanutButterPony
                                you can shackle your pony to a lawn chair at the show...so long as its in a conservative color.

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                                • Originally posted by dotneko View Post

                                  There's the rub. Most of you are anonymous. And therefore feel safe hiding behind your keyboards.
                                  The above poster who said this has become a blood sport is correct. To be proud of it? smh......

                                  Interesting that there was not the same blood lust after LP when she had video of her whacking that
                                  poor one eyed horse with a bull nose snap on a lead...........was it because she could afford better lawyers?
                                  I was the one with the "blood sport" comment. And I do recall there being quite a bit of outrage about LP and the one-eyed horse. Every time her name is in a thread that vid gets posted. The difference appears to be that she hasn't recently released any new footage of her "dressaging" for us to make fun of or to be outraged by. If the Maestro under discussion here would stop advertising himself as a trainer, we'd all just fondly remember the threads where we poked fun at him, rather than continuing to do so.

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                                  • Would it be OK for you (general) to post - 'hey I saw fat Sally at the donut shop today, what a porker'. Sally may be fat. Sally may have been at the donut shop. Doesn't make it right. Not lies, but still bullying.

                                    Those videos are on his own facebook page? They aren't on the cover of USDF news.

                                    Has he shown 3rd level? Yes. Clearly not well from the scores.
                                    He may overinflate his credentials, but those people are a dime a dozen in the horse world.
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                                    • Originally posted by Manni01 View Post
                                      honestly.... I think you are all pretty crazy... I have seen a lot worse riders..... the 2 videos are showing somebody focussed on riding his horse and doing something with the horse... And the horse looks pretty relaxed.... I see and hear things in the video from other people which I like less....... Yes he might not be 4th level, but I am sure everybody discussing here is and is riding a lot better then him.....
                                      The difference being the people here who ride worse aren't delusional / con artists promoting themselves as experts available to teach, train and judge. And again, if this were a Training Level test few people would have complaints but it's supposed to be Fourth Level. I don't see who wouldn't have a problem with that.
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                                      • Originally posted by dotneko View Post
                                        I'm sorry, the level of cyber stalking bullying behavior exhibited here is what is disheartening.
                                        He isn't abusing the mare. She is in fine weight.

                                        Clearly many of you haven't been horse shopping lately. I have been looking at 15-30000 dollar horses for two clients and that mare is definitely average for that range. Now, what she may actually sell for is another story.

                                        As to the rider, his scores tell the story about the present level of training. Why not let them speak for themselves.

                                        In this day and age, you have to be a complete noob to not look online at a trainer's work.

                                        I cannot believe the mods are letting this go on.
                                        Cyber bullying? Not even close. Unmasking a fraud? Yes.
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                                        I'm a Canadian dressage addict and I've got the blog to prove it!
                                        www.dressageaddict.ca

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                                        • Originally posted by dotneko View Post

                                          There's the rub. Most of you are anonymous. And therefore feel safe hiding behind your keyboards.
                                          The above poster who said this has become a blood sport is correct. To be proud of it? smh......

                                          Interesting that there was not the same blood lust after LP when she had video of her whacking that
                                          poor one eyed horse with a bull nose snap on a lead...........was it because she could afford better lawyers?
                                          Ummmm...yes there was and there are dozens of threads devoted to exposing the LP type scammers too, in the hopes of protecting at least one poor ammy with more money than brains from falling victim to their sales pitch.
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