Here is the letter we received from Lanita about her gelding:
"Hi Keely, we were riding Magic around today and you are right. He is very gentle. Stands great for mounting and dismounting. He was pretty thin when he arrived here. I think the two day ride to Montana was a little tough and also noted the vet commented that he as a little thin to begin with.
He is very sweet and loves attention. The only thing that disappoints me a little is that he doesn't neck rein. I'm not that talented at direct reining...My daughter is going to work with him on neck reining though, and hopefully he will work a little better for me. We will keep you posted!! Thanks again!! Lanita Bondell
-We wanted to add that Lanita saw SEVERAL, several different videos of the horse being ridden bareback and with just a halter, in all types of settings and environments, to him riding saddled and bridled up, showing him at the walk, the trot, the canter, stopping, backing up, standing to mount and dismount, etc...ALL OF IT. Besides, we also gave her at least a half a dozen references (offered more if wanted) from people that have purchased our horses, just like she, sight unseen, and people that have been here, and PARTICULARILY people that knew the horse, had trail ridden him (including a couple that have purchased three horses from us, and trail rode on Magic several times with us). In addition, the horse passed his USDA Health Certificate and Soundness check with the Veterinarian with flying colors.
Lanita was told the gelding was on winter pasture, and that although he was not a finished neckreining horse, he was started well.
Now, what transpired between all of them and the horse after a month they had him and with him being non-professional "trained" upon~we have no idea, nor can we be held responsible for their actions. We did respond to Lanita when she contacted us, but after her basically threatening us, or blackmailing us with that "unless we did this or that NOW she would go Postal on us"~she would do something like this, we discontinued dialogue.