Sport Horses Of Rohan / Awful experience
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.