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American School of Riding -- Legit or Scam

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  • #61
    Originally posted by clanter

    in this day and time of gender correctness please note this snake oil salesperson is a woman ... or claims to be such
    I stand corrected.

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    • #62
      Originally posted by clanter

      in this day and time of gender correctness please note this snake oil salesperson is a woman ... or claims to be such
      Maybe it’s safer to stick with person, after all you never know.

      Originally posted by Wanderosa View Post

      Excellent!! I'm sure many other people have also ridden a PSG horse. But I feel that I'm more better than them.
      More better? More better, Oh please, betterer than them is what it is!

      "He's not even a good pathological liar." Mara

      "You're just a very desperate troll, and not even a good one. You're like middle-school troll at best. Like a goblin, not even a troll." et_fig

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      • #63
        I looked at this tread the other day. Was not logged in and did not comment.

        Today I get an email from this outfit. So much for "privacy" COTH?? WTF

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        • #64
          Originally posted by gumtree View Post
          I looked at this tread the other day. Was not logged in and did not comment.

          Today I get an email from this outfit. So much for "privacy" COTH?? WTF
          Is your email address visible in your profile?

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            #65
            Originally posted by gumtree View Post
            I looked at this tread the other day. Was not logged in and did not comment.

            Today I get an email from this outfit. So much for "privacy" COTH?? WTF
            They're probably hitting up barns that pop up on Google searches for different areas.

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            • #66
              Originally posted by gumtree View Post
              I looked at this tread the other day. Was not logged in and did not comment.

              Today I get an email from this outfit. So much for "privacy" COTH?? WTF
              I would first think "google".

              Google can be set to give you all kinds of information, independent on where they are fishing it from, even from cruising COTH.

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              • #67
                Originally posted by Wanderosa View Post

                I've ridden an honest to God PSG horse. For 30 min at a relaxed walk on the buckle (horse was rehabbing from an injury). Does this mean I can hang out a shingle and charge people $2k? Lol.
                Of course you can!
                And if you need a partner, I rode my trainer's GP horse in a quadrille.
                Apparently I offended him at one point, as he bucked
                Lucky for me his buck was kinda like riding a dolphin.
                So I'll handle the "problem" horses.
                Surely, at our pricepoint, we can afford to line the arena with mattresses. Just in case one gets me off
                *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
                Steppin' Out 1988-2004
                Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
                Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015

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                • #68
                  Oooooh, I’m booked to ride a 1m 20 jumper tomorrow, can I claim jumping as a skill, even though I’m a chicken shit rider who can’t go above a raised ground pole?
                  "He's not even a good pathological liar." Mara

                  "You're just a very desperate troll, and not even a good one. You're like middle-school troll at best. Like a goblin, not even a troll." et_fig

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by 2DogsFarm View Post

                    Of course you can!
                    And if you need a partner, I rode my trainer's GP horse in a quadrille.
                    Apparently I offended him at one point, as he bucked
                    Lucky for me his buck was kinda like riding a dolphin.
                    So I'll handle the "problem" horses.
                    Surely, at our pricepoint, we can afford to line the arena with mattresses. Just in case one gets me off
                    With the money people at our rarified level make we can afford to line the arena with judo tatami mats! We'll bounce back onto our feet!

                    Lol. I couldn't believe it when they asked me if I wanted to ride instead of handwalk the horse. They were almost apologetic. I might have stammered something like "ride him? As in sit in a saddle on him and walk around?"

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                    • #70
                      I finally heard back from the American School of Riding! Someone named Kristi responded to the email I sent to info@schoolofriding.com. She gave me Emily's phone number and said that she would be happy to help me. The charge is $250/hour and can be 60-120 minutes over the phone or in person in Wellington. I am so relieved that the cost is greatly reduced from $1000/hr to $250/hr.



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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by KBC View Post
                        Oooooh, I’m booked to ride a 1m 20 jumper tomorrow, can I claim jumping as a skill, even though I’m a chicken shit rider who can’t go above a raised ground pole?
                        JOIN US!

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by gumtree View Post
                          I looked at this tread the other day. Was not logged in and did not comment.

                          Today I get an email from this outfit. So much for "privacy" COTH?? WTF
                          Saw a story a few days ago about some apps or programs piggybacking apps tracking your activity and location, even with the app closed and location turned off. Data is sold to brokers who, in turn, sell to mainly small businesses. Caught me attention because I I got an add for a restaurant I never heard of and some other random services in a city I recently pased though without ever leaving the airport. I did get online but via my data plan, not public internet access and did not go on here. Just checked my messages and the weather at home via a local TV station app.

                          Theres a bill being proposed in DC to deal with this ( good luck with that), the rub is the apps are innocuous and basic information, like weather and road conditions. Note TWC is not one of them.

                          Makes you wonder....
                          When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

                          The horse world. Two people. Three opinions.

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by HorseAlter View Post
                            I finally heard back from the American School of Riding! Someone named Kristi responded to the email I sent to info@schoolofriding.com. She gave me Emily's phone number and said that she would be happy to help me. The charge is $250/hour and can be 60-120 minutes over the phone or in person in Wellington. I am so relieved that the cost is greatly reduced from $1000/hr to $250/hr.

                            250 an hour over the PHONE or in person? Ohhh...I have ridden a WC Show Jumper, call me, only 150 an hour.

                            WC horse was, like 90 years old and full of Ace, hence the discount.
                            When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

                            The horse world. Two people. Three opinions.

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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by Wanderosa View Post

                              JOIN US!
                              We can bill ourselves as American Maestresses!
                              (The Supremes is taken)
                              *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
                              Steppin' Out 1988-2004
                              Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
                              Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by Wanderosa View Post

                                JOIN US!
                                Join you, screw that, going to lead you...bought the horse, so now I am obviously proficient at jumping, and 2nd level Dressage...
                                "He's not even a good pathological liar." Mara

                                "You're just a very desperate troll, and not even a good one. You're like middle-school troll at best. Like a goblin, not even a troll." et_fig

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                                • #76
                                  Originally posted by 2DogsFarm View Post

                                  We can bill ourselves as American Maestresses!
                                  (The Supremes is taken)

                                  Looks at body, sighs, in my case that’s more mattress I fear.
                                  "He's not even a good pathological liar." Mara

                                  "You're just a very desperate troll, and not even a good one. You're like middle-school troll at best. Like a goblin, not even a troll." et_fig

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                                  • #77
                                    Originally posted by HorseAlter View Post
                                    I finally heard back from the American School of Riding! Someone named Kristi responded to the email I sent to info@schoolofriding.com. She gave me Emily's phone number and said that she would be happy to help me. The charge is $250/hour and can be 60-120 minutes over the phone or in person in Wellington. I am so relieved that the cost is greatly reduced from $1000/hr to $250/hr.
                                    Wait, in your OP you said they contacted you about hosting a clinic and now want to charge you an hourly fee if you call to ask them questions about hosting a clinic there - that was apparently their idea in the first place.

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                                    • #78
                                      I'm not the OP. What I did was contact the email associated with that website to inquire about clinics and consulting fees. I received one reply from a "Kristi" saying that the hourly fee for business consultation is $250/hr which is different than the $1000/hr on the website.

                                      In addition to that, after not responding for a couple of days, I received another email from "Kristi" asking me if I had contacted Emily Abbate. She also let me know that the first 1/2 hour of the phone call would be free.

                                      So apparently, someone does monitor that webpage. The fees being mentioned are for their business consulting, not for clinic fees or questions about clinics.

                                      Originally posted by gottagrey View Post

                                      Wait, in your OP you said they contacted you about hosting a clinic and now want to charge you an hourly fee if you call to ask them questions about hosting a clinic there - that was apparently their idea in the first place.

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                                      • #79
                                        Originally posted by HorseAlter View Post
                                        I'm not the OP. What I did was contact the email associated with that website to inquire about clinics and consulting fees. I received one reply from a "Kristi" saying that the hourly fee for business consultation is $250/hr which is different than the $1000/hr on the website.

                                        In addition to that, after not responding for a couple of days, I received another email from "Kristi" asking me if I had contacted Emily Abbate. She also let me know that the first 1/2 hour of the phone call would be free.

                                        So apparently, someone does monitor that webpage. The fees being mentioned are for their business consulting, not for clinic fees or questions about clinics.


                                        Oh my bad. But still they wanted to have the meter running just for an introductory phone call. Certainly an interesting business model to say the least. haha

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                                        • #80
                                          Originally posted by KBC View Post


                                          Looks at body, sighs, in my case that’s more mattress I fear.


                                          KBC Fine, you can be the Diana Ross.
                                          I call Flo.
                                          Wanderosa you okay with Mary Wilson?
                                          *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
                                          Steppin' Out 1988-2004
                                          Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
                                          Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015

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