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My horrible experiences with Texas horse trainer/instructor Ellen Doughty-Hume

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  • #41
    Also Scribbler, since you seem to be enjoying the research, please know that the horse you linked a picture to died in a tragic accident on Sunday. Perhaps be a decent human being and take that link down so that when Stormy comes through later and reads these posts she isn't visually reminded of her recent loss.

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    • #42
      Gotta love it. So much time spent critiquing the OP and her profession than what is being said in the post.

      Knowing the OP personally, I can attest that all of these events are, in fact, true. And no, I'm no houseguest. I may not be active all the time, but I'm not the OP. With that being said, these events are not exaggerated nor are they false. I think it is interesting that the automatic focus is on what the OP "should have done" rather than the events themselves. As for those of us who have spoken up to verify the events in question (ahem, SendenHorse), it because it seems to be quite necessary.

      And so what of the OP's profession? Does that automatically make her a liar and someone who shouldn't be believed? If so, that's really rich. It's not even remotely relevant to this post, but kudos to you for bringing it up.

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      • #43
        Advice to the houseguests: if you're going to create multiple COTH id's you need to vary your writing style. Other than the OP, this thread reads like the same person posting over and over again from multiple screen names.

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        • #44
          Originally posted by Scribbler View Post
          https://www.facebook.com/stormy.dani...54269622601483

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          http://twitpic.com/43r5e0

          OK, this is genuinely getting interesting!!


          Please help me understand why this is even relevant to the conversation?

          Since you're determined to deflect from the real conversation and focus on things that are totally irrelevant let me add a few comments for you to consider.

          Stormy17 is an amazing person. She is smart, determined and one hell of a businesswoman. She is one of the most generous and kindest people to walk the face of the planet. She loves her horses. She loves her friends. She loves her family. Not that any of this matters either.

          All that matters is that she is stating the facts and is the first person to actually have the guts to say something.
          Last edited by Moderator 1; Dec. 22, 2016, 05:18 PM.

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          • #45
            I will freely admit I and Flaxenfilly23 are the same person. Not trying to cause confusion, I am just logged onto one account on my phone and one on my computer.

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            • #46
              Im not a "house guest" either.. Im not all that active, but been a member since 2008. As a personal friend of the OP, I can wholeheartedly attest to the internal debate shes been going through as to whether or not to speak up. Ultimately, this post boils down to wishing to warn others and keeping other people's horses (and finances) from a similar fate. This is not mal-intent or "dirty laundry," this post stems from the fact that no one ever speaks up or says ANYTHING for fear of reprisal. It took immense guts to say what she did.
              Rural Property Specialist
              Keller Williams Realtors

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              • #47
                This thread is crazypants. Even for COTH.

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                • #48
                  For those calling fouls on house guests, consider that sometimes house guests are actually alters. I post regularly here but specifically made an alter for this thread.

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                  • #49
                    I am not the same as anyone else on this thread. I am just me, and I have no use for multiple accounts on here as I only come on for certain things. I've been on here longer than any of the other accounts who have posted.

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                    • #50
                      Except me, pictureonemore! Haha. And I have only posted as myself. I know a few of the other posters IRL, and theyre using their regular screennames as well.
                      Rural Property Specialist
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                      • #51
                        Sometimes asking more questions is not anymore than simply asking more questions.

                        I think asking why someone did not leave sooner is a fair question. Pouncing on people for asking something that basic is kind of crazy. Maybe the OP is the greatest person there is, maybe not. That does not make the question any less a reasonable question.
                        It has been answered now.

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                        • #52
                          I am not the same as anyone else on this thread. I am just me, and I have no use for multiple accounts on here as I only come on for certain things. I've been on here longer than any of the other accounts who have posted.

                          **I meant to add "older than the 'houseguests', but I posted too quickly.**

                          My bad.

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                          • #53
                            Gotta love it. So much time spent critiquing the OP and her profession than what is being said in the post.

                            Knowing the OP personally, I can attest that all of these events are, in fact, true. And no, I'm no houseguest. I may not be active all the time, but I'm not the OP. With that being said, these events are not exaggerated nor are they false. I think it is interesting that the automatic focus is on what the OP "should have done" rather than the events themselves. As for those of us who have spoken up to verify the events in question (ahem, SendenHorse), it because it seems to be quite necessary.

                            And so what of the OP's profession? Does that automatically make her a liar and someone who shouldn't be believed? If so, that's really rich. It's not even remotely relevant to this post, but kudos to you for bringing it up.

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                            • #54
                              Sorry for your loss, OP.

                              And for what it's worth, what you do for work has nothing to do with anything.

                              I'm deeply invested with my trainer and if I had to move and find a suitable place to bring my collection of horses and equipment, it is probably not something I could do quickly. I also understand the feeling of helplessness when that is the case and you are trying to get out with nowhere to go. I'm sure you're not feeling very good right now (and over the holidays, too!) and I'm sorry that it's come to this to defend yourself.
                              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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                              • #55
                                Well, Scribbler, if the OP can afford 7 (SEVEN) horses, then she obviously has a very lucrative career, whatever it may be (didn't click any of the links)
                                Can't learn anything with a closed mind! with thanks to mug

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                                • #56
                                  I am in zero way affiliated with anybody on this thread and yet I am baffled by the callousness shown toward OP.
                                  A) it is fine to be curious regarding why she stayed at this facility, but tact is required to not berate her for doing so when you don't know the details. Even I was curious as to why she stayed, but it appears she may have legitimate reasons for doing so
                                  B) her profession has ZERO impact on her credibility. Absolutely none. So to bring that up is ridiculous, at best. If she can provide for her horses' care then what does it matter how she does so as long as she's not harming? Perfectly legal profession.
                                  C) regardless, we need to approach this post with caution and try to see both sides of the "pancake". Unless we are there we genuinely do not know exactly what has occurred but perhaps we should realize that multiple people are, in fact, vouching for this trainer'a poor behavior along with lack of care to the horses in her charge

                                  I'm so disappointed to see profession being brought into this and victim blaming occurring. Even if there are inconsistencies you don't bash the person reporting, you ask for more information in a non-judgmental manner.

                                  And yeah, put a warning on your posts if they aren't safe for work.

                                  Shaking my head right now.
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                                  • #57
                                    Sorry for the multiple posts. My computer clearly doesn't like me right now and I won't let me edit the repeats. Sorry.

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                                    • #58
                                      Here are the facts.

                                      Fact #1
                                      Ellen Doughty-Hume worked out of my barn at one point.

                                      Fact #2
                                      She is NEVER welcome back!

                                      Fact #3
                                      I will call the cops if she ever steps foot on my property and have her immediately escorted off the property.

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                                      • #59
                                        Nobody can edit or quote at the moment, which makes some threads like this more confusing.

                                        The OP owns at least one very promising young event horse, so I can't say any of us should be complaining that someone with the means and time is supporting eventing and American riders in this way. Both the good ones and the bad ones, as it may be.
                                        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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                                        • #60
                                          Originally posted by pictureonemore View Post
                                          Sorry for the multiple posts. My computer clearly doesn't like me right now and I won't let me edit the repeats. Sorry.
                                          It is not you. The forum is having an issue right now.


                                          I admit it, I did not even notice the post about the profession of the OP. I think there is only one post on it, now that I look back. No one else but that one person seems to care.

                                          I am sorry the OP has had to go thru this. I feel very sorry for her horses, having had to go thru this. Hopefully moving will allow the OP and her horses to start over and move forward.

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