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Sport Horses Of Rohan / Awful experience

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It's unfortunate that this so-called horse riding instructor cannot be jailed for putting children's and animals' lives in danger. Melinda Routh has no business teaching children, teaching riding lessons, or taking care of animals. She calls herself an equine professional, yet lacks even basic ground control skills.

All her clients are newbies, or better yet, people who don't know any better nor have any knowledge of horses to even realize that Melinda really doesn't either. She has children, who have only 1 month EVER being on a horse, jumping 1 1/2 jumps. These kids can't even sit a canter and she has them jumping verticals!! There have been several kids and horses hurt under her care and instruction, and those accidents were completely due to a incompetent horse trainer not knowing what she was doing.

The worst part, though, is she is a complete alcoholic and is DRINKING WHILE INSTRUCTING YOUNG KIDS. There is always booze in the barn, which she first claimed is what 'warms her up in the winter cold'. But her drinking had developed into a serious problem when she is gets completely lit while instructing new riders on very green horses. All her clients have left her on a bad note. Just this weekend 10 horses and riders walked out on her and left to go to a different barn to get away from the dangerous situation. Enough is enough, this woman needs to have charges brought against her and be shut down for good.

Beware that Melinda Routh preys on newbies. Do your homework and seek out a reputable professional instructor and ask for local references. You will see that Melinda has none. In fact, if you ask around, you will find out that she's nothing but an inexperienced drunk with no regards for safety who's looking to make a quick buck.

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  • Ho
      7th of Jul, 2009
    +1 Votes

    I got a beautiful mare from one of the directors of Rohan she warned me of problems but said the horse had training she lied also said the horse had training none said the horse enjoyed showers umm not really. also said the horse had not been bred lied again, the horse also was delivered drugged to the gills. Anyone else would have shipped the horse to auction at the site of the hives from the ACE tranq. I am having a trainer work with her but who knows ... Oh yeah and age said the horse was 13 and she had her from a baby had pictures of kids on a horse that looked like her but wasn't her horse is closer to 15 -16 years old. Do yourself a favor stay away from these people they are dis honest at best and even after giving the woman a chance after sale to be honest she still lied about the tranq. And yes a blood test will show ACE in the horses system .as well as a skin test on the hives that comes from the allergic reaction .

  • Ti
      15th of Aug, 2009
    0 Votes

    To horse lover77 or if thats what you call yourself...i know who you are woman lol ...and the horse you got was not from a director of rohan...she was a border and friend of melinda who's daughter takes lessons with melinda. The for sale add of that horse I MADE IT !!!Would you like me to copy and paste the part where it says this mare has a rearing problem and needs to go to a home with a trainer who can fix the problem or to someone who wants to use her as a brood mare? Be careful to not get sued for slander since i have a copy of that add. You were made fully aware of the issues this horse had and you yourself went around telling people you were going to dump her at an auction. Crazy's like you dont belong in this buisness.

    And to miss crazy up top...everyone is so sick of hearing you complain since you and your daughter got kicked out of Rohan...quit crying and move on. Envy green isnt your color.


    Here's a pic from the last show...Kids look happy and healthy to me!

  • Lo
      3rd of Sep, 2009
    +1 Votes

    Hey Tiffany this ad was forwarded to me from a friend. I really don't care what happens to you or Melinda!!! I didn't write any of these postings and don't care who does but when you bring my daughter into it this is when I get involved! You need to find another scape goat for all these postings I am not responsible if you would open your eyes instead of your mouth you would see that I was not the only unsatisfied client there. I am over what she has done to me and my daughter so why dont you move on and keep your mouth shut about things you know nothing about! I helped you on Christmas Day because I felt bad that you were not with your family that was the only dealings I ever had with you! Let Melinda fight her own battles we know she has a lot but thats what she brings upon herself. If you think that all these people are crazy because that is what melinda is telling you than fine but at least find out the truth and who exactly is responsible for it or you are being just as bad as they are. If you need to confront me melinda has my number I am open for discussion. My horses are at a great place my daughter is safe and excelling where she is she did nothing wrong!!! Just because melinda and I had a difference of opinion does not mean it gives you or anyone the right to put blame on someone else. I had nothing to do with people leaving that barn or posting anything on the internet. The only way I hear about Melinda is not by choice but by people sending info to me so if you want to express your opinion about me call me and find out exactly the truth!!! This is the first posting I have ever put anywhere about Melinda or her barn and that is only because you brought my daughter into it if you want to threaten slander I will also threaten because it works both ways!Now you are messing with an 11yr old girl who is innocent!!!?? I am bigger than all that nonsence that is going on I am happy with my life why dont you to take some great advice and move on too!!!

  • Na
      30th of Sep, 2009
    0 Votes

    I sued Melinda Routh of Sport Horses of Rohan and attached is proof (judgment) that she was found GUILTY for having engaged in GROSS NEGLIGENCE for the care and custody of my horse - I was awarded full compensation for all my vet bills. No surgery or anything could be done for my mare, which is fortunately why the vet bill costs were not sky high. But it took 4 months of stall rest and careful reconditioning for another 6 months to help her recover from Melinda's careless act.

    Oh, and let this also be a warning for anyone who is about to enter any kind of business dealing with her - she had the audacity to outright LIE and attempt to countersue me, saying that I didn't pay board for 3 horses for 5months (mind you, she would brag that I was her best money-making client - she took me for nearly $25k). What kind of ruthless and very unintelligent ### would attempt to do this in court? You need to ask yourself if you really want to get involved with a person who is capable of doing this to you? The only skill she has is at manipulating people, and plenty of people around here will attest to that at the drop of the hat she will turn on you and completely stab you in the back. Naturally, I had a ton of proof to bury her in her malicious attempt to countersue me, and of course the judge ruled in my favor on that as well (again, you can see that on the attachment as well).

    So next time Melinda tells any of you that its always "all the crazy boarders", why don't you think logically for a second about that. Anyone who has spent enough time with with her and has more than a rudimentary level of knowledge of horses will attest that she's psychotic. And if she still has you convinced that she's sane and EVERYONE else is nuts, then I suggest you go down to Judge Thode in the North Porter Court of Porter County, IN and check out the public file to see exactly who's crazy here...

  • Na
      30th of Sep, 2009
    -1 Votes

    Trying to attached the judgment

  • Ti
      24th of Oct, 2009
    +1 Votes

    Tonya I have never seen such a stoning in my life! And how horrible it was for Melinda crying her eyes out in disbelief when she found out that you... her supposed best friend went behind her back to try and take over her business! And at a birthday party someone told us that you were supposedly from your own mouth the owner of the company??? So that came from other sources not Melinda. I have never said a bad word in regards to your daughter except to say that you were asked to leave after she found out what you had done and she debated it on it for days because she was so upset about your daughter having to leave and how close all of the little girls were. You shouldve just been a woman and apologised she was your best friend! I felt so bad for her crying and upset over the whole situation and you just walked away from it all. The lies and gossip wrapped up in the whole situation are just disgusting to me and Im thankful that she is able to stand up and walk away from the situation.

  • Ho
      13th of Feb, 2010
    +2 Votes

    Ms Melinda is the kind of person i wanna be when i grow up. She helps kids with their riding abilities and she offers a fun place 2 go 2 after school. She let me help out with the horses and she CARES about the safety of the horses and of us kids! I was there for a while and she makes sure that everyone is safe, comfortable, and is having fun.

  • Re
      25th of Feb, 2010
    +1 Votes

    This is so not true i was there for a while and i love ms melinda and all the people there, sure people got hurt but that was because of the horse spooking NOT MS MELINDAS FALT!! she also NEVER had alcohol in the barn, the barn is not big and she is not an alcoholic! i love ms melinda so stop talking bad about her. just because you got kicked out of the barn for who knows what, does not mean that you talk crap to her to every one else and i agree with ms tiffany. so just stop being so rude and she does care about the horses and the riders she is a great person and i really dont like that you people are sitting on your computers complaining about something its stupid if you really had a life you wouldnt be doing this

    Reilly

  • Ho
      25th of Feb, 2010
    +1 Votes

    i do agree with u reilly. by the way this is Devin. theses people tht said the nasty comments r all wrong!!! it is like they dnt have anything better 2 do with their life then write rude comments about people.

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