How to locate the horse trainer from hell
Please read this first
If you are looking for a horse trainer and don't know who to avoid then just look them up here. Look under your location (if no location then just suggest one under any of the posts as a comment and I will add it ASAP) for horse trainers from hell and look at the comments. See if the horse trainer you are thinking about taking lessons from or sending your horse to has a tale from hell. If you have experienced a horse trainer from hell either a professional or amateur then let off some steam here and let the rest of the horse world know about them. Don't forget to name names. Please read this first before posting If the trainer in question disputes the claims they find on here then they are very welcome to post a comment too. Tell only the truth. Comments are only moderated to screen out ads for websites or "buy this or that" spam and for not staying on topic. General comments should be made under the "General Blog Posts" category.
The Cleve Wells saga
If you have not heard the horse beating saga of BMT Cleve Wells (BMT: big name trainer) then take at look at what the Fugly blog stirred up here. Cleve Wells is a very well know trainer in the AQHA world and he is being accused of major horse abuse. This is not the first time I have heard about him and his little bag of tricks. I think it was almost 20 years ago when the whispers started in the horse training world about his methods. He also has a "kit" that he sells to get your horse started and he claims that " If this package of equipment won't help you train your horse, then it is not worth training". How's that for a so called horse trainer to say? Don't believe me, then go here to see if for yourself and take note, there are no regular bits in his "kit". Not one smooth straight bit in the bunch. It is a bag of torturer devices aimed at inducing pain until an animal submits to the will and strong hands of it's abuser. Oh, and don't forget the price tag of $680+