Why do people do it? This is a vent! I've worked in the racing industry, full-time and then part-time... but still don't get it.. We had a lovely young couple move to town and buy a horse from Perth, they were told (i've read emails and txt), that he was super quiet and had kids riding him. This horse, got off the truck, ran over her OH, concussed him, dragged him down the road. They managed to get him in the paddock. OH is a beginner and she wanted a horse to get her confidence back. I realise they were very niave (and young), but they are lovely people and in the emails (and she said over the phone), that she was needing to get her confidence back AND her OH was a beginner rider, or though had handled horses before. This horses feet are a mess, he has is a stunner and has obvously still on the "hot" food. He hasn't seen a padddock in a long time. Normal typically badly trained racing tb. Bolshy, nervous with no respect. It is gonna take a long time to get this horse quiet enough for this lovely young lady to ride. In the meantime, she has my pony to handle and she will be riding one of my quiet ones to get her confidence back. My recommendations for her with this horse, if she would like to keep him. Is let him down, and then work with him on the ground with say Jayne Lavender and then send him to a trainer like Watkins or someone. Other ideas... Feel better now, thanks!