After my lesson with Carrie I was thinking this horse was not what he was reported to be. So, I started to do some searching. Blueheron also started to search. Well, he was a Hunter. Had been ridden by kids. Okay, not exactly the froot loop, dangerous type, right? So, why I was wondering all the dire warning about this horse. He's nervous, he's unpredictable, he spooks, he bucks, he bolts etc... Things just weren't making sense for me.
Blueheron watched the YouTube video again. Decided she would register, and try and contact the person that had posted the video. The response from the previous owner was almost immediate. She had been worried about him. She had repeatedly tried to get a hold of the girl I got him from. Never got a response. Odd, don't you think? If someone had given me a horse I would answer any questions they had. Ask them to come out and see him anytime.
Blueheron forwarded me the girls response.
>>I am so happy to finally hear from someone about Laptop. I gave him to Robin awhile back and have not been able to get ahold of her since, her phone is always off. I have been worried about him as he is a sensitive guy but am so glad to hear he is doing well. Thank you so much! I was given him by Rudy Leone, a very high level hunter/jumper trainer in Sacramento. I was given Laptop because I was the only one who could get him to jump. It was thought that he had a traumatic experience with a young girl who had bought him and then sent him back to Rudy. He refused to jump and was a completely different horse when he returned to Rudy's. He trusted me but was unsellable as a jumper because of his inconsistant jumping. Laptop was also owned and shown by John French, another very high level rider, before Rudy owned him. I trail rode Laptop a lot and he was amazing at it, far outdid any Arab. The least spooky he has ever been so I hope he has a chance to be out of the arena sometimes, but probably not. I had him at a stable in the bay area for awhile with a trainer who was trying to sell him for me but apparently he bucked a woman off. He has never bucked me once in the entire time I rode and owned him. Robin mentioned that they could have been holding his head in too tightly and he couldn't breathe or something else because it is so not like him to be a jerk. Insecure maybe but not a jerk. Anything else you can tell me about how he is doing I would really appreciate it. I wish Robin would have let me contact her just to know he is alright.<<
So this does not sound like a derelict owner. Or someone that just was dumping a horse. I had Blueheron give the girl my email address. She contacted me right away.
HMMM...the plot thickens. What's real? Right.