TNJ............... Wrapping Up Loose Ends............

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on March 25, 2011, 1:20 am

Part OneThere's not much left on BG's accounting sheet but, like everything else on that list there's a manipulation hanging there along with his so called charges. The last item was stated as "h" but it really should have been "j" so people don't get confused I will refer to it as the second h) Reflections full care and training will adjusted when cancelled checks that are verified amount that could change as stated above. It's been previously stated that I paid for Reflection's stall and that
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TNJ........................ BG's Just in Case Fatal Flaw.................

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on March 24, 2011, 12:09 am

Part One When it came to the next two items on BG's "Just in Case " charges, I must admit for months I read them wrong but by the time I began building my discovery requests the light bulb in my head finally went on. Thank goodness, there was an important piece of evidence there and I was totally missing it.Stated as item i) The stall here for Rising Rainbow was used to float a horse that was currently being trained but needed additional work either on the day of training and days where horses were
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TNJ............. BG's Just in Case List Gets Creative................

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on March 23, 2011, 12:55 am

Part OneThe next thing on BG's "Just in Case " list was another one of those things he must have thought sounded good. It was one thing to manipulate information to suit his needs, another to just out and out make stuff up and this would be one of those things. It sure isn't anything he did and how he thought he was going to prove he had was beyond me. I just shook my head when I saw listed as item h) 10 days that I (BG) went to your facility and worked horses while Mikael was traveling (3 horses)
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TNJ.................... More Issues with BG's Added Charges.........

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on March 22, 2011, 12:32 am

Part OneAs if the whole fiasco with Louie at the horse show was not enough, the next item on BG's accounting sheet really takes the cake as far as I am concerned. This item appeared as d) Damage to horse trailer $825. (Hauling Louie from Region V)BG talked to me about this damage maybe a week or more after the horse show and showed me the trailer. To be honest I don't know if my horse did the damage to that trailer or not. I did not see which slot the horse was loaded into the trailer.Considering
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TNJ................ Louie's Experience at Region 4.....

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on March 21, 2011, 2:07 am

Part OneBecause Louie did not get shown at the first show, I guess I missed BG's role in getting horses from his barn into the ring. Had I noticed that BG really did not do anything to see that horses were prepared to show maybe I could have saved Louie some of the trauma that happened at the second show. I certainly would have known not to rely on BG to act like a trainer in any way had I been paying attention.Even thinking about this experience and others with BG at the horse show causes me to
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TNJ.......... A Little about Louie....... the First Show......

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on March 20, 2011, 12:48 am

Part OneAs I mentioned in the last post, BG did oversee, if that's what you want to call it, things with Louie at two horse shows. I don't really know what to call BG's role there with Louie. He didn't do what any trainer I have ever seen does in terms of taking horses to horse shows and getting them shown. At that first horse show we were there, stabled with them that part is true. If I hadn't been the one keeping track of Louie he probably would have been totally forgotten. I had to remind BG
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TNJ............. BG's Just in Case Sheet..........

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on March 19, 2011, 12:27 am

Part OneI'm going to skip over the big issue of BG's accounting of the training done and go directly to the last page of that sheet. That page claims that BG is entitled to over $5000 more from me based on the items listed there. Since part of those items has direct bearing on the number of horses that BG claims to have worked, it's necessary to proceed in this order. Before I progress I will reiterate BG was not entitled to credit for anything but training under the terms of our contract. There
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TNJ........... More of BG's Creative Accounting......

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on March 18, 2011, 12:20 am

Part OnePersonally I thought the problems with BG's accounting sheet spoke loudly to the arrogance of BG and WF. They thought they could say whatever they wanted and get away with it. The problem was when you tell lies, they come back to bite you because it's hard to keep them straight. BG did not keep his facts straight in any way shape or form on that accounting sheet. If you noticed in the monthly accounting BG made references under a number of months that say "horse show did not affect." What
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TNJ......... BG's Accounting....... Let's Talk about Dandy.....

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on March 17, 2011, 12:33 am

Part OneNext on the list of inappropriate charges made by BG were those made for training Dandy. While BG mostly did not identify the horses he worked on his accounting sheet by specifying their names, he felt pretty comfortable with charging me for training for my 19 year old gelding who was used solely by his clients. The horse's name is clearly visible on that accounting although it is stated incorrectly.This fact they tried to use his registered name in the notation screams at me this was WF's
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TNJ.......... BG's Accounting....... Perspective on a Credit..........

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on March 15, 2011, 11:56 pm

Part OneOne of the next things that really jumped up and smacked me on BG's accounting was the credit he gave me for Totally Klear. Now you must be wondering why would I complain about a credit? Once again I will say the devil is in the details.Totally Klear was that yearling BG had in for training to show halter. If you remember I had agreed to do the training, as a favor to him, while BG did the conditioning on that horse. This was the horse he couldn't take in for training unless I helped him
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The New Journey........... Looking at BG's Accounting ..... a Little Talk about Board.......

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on March 15, 2011, 12:43 am

Part OneAs confusing as those statements by BG were, the real piece of work is his accounting sheet. Most of the questionable things on that sheet are not obvious, except to me, but I was pretty sure the practices used to come up with this accounting sheet would not be condoned by the court.At the top of the paperwork BG made a statement about Reflection that really didn't make much sense just like his statements in the emails. The amount of time he claimed the horse was in training was all wrong
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The New Journey...........Exposing the Contradictions and the Lies

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on March 13, 2011, 11:58 pm

Part OneTo show how I developed the requests I did for the court, I'm going to specifically explain the inconsistencies I already had in evidence. To build a stronger case I planned to utilize that information to seek items in discovery. Gathering more information either to prove I had received those items or to get another statement on the subject would help reinforce their inconsistencies. I think if you can see those issues, then you'll be able to make sense of my motivations for the particular
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The New Journey..... Partnerships, Horses, and More Help.....

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on March 13, 2011, 1:33 am

Part OneSometime during the summer I learned that supposedly one of my grandson's had saved up his money and bought into a partnership with BG on a horse for his mother. I remember being puzzled at a couple of things when I heard this. Why would MD get into any kind of deal with BG knowing he was trying to get a horse from me under fraudulent circumstances? What kind of money could we talking about if one of my grandson's had save it up? AND what horse did BG have that MD would want to be partners
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The New Journey............ MY Discovery Process.....

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on March 12, 2011, 1:27 am

Part OneBecause of my conversation with the equine attorney referred to me by my friend, I already had realized that I probably should go outside the scope of this case to seek evidence that would show the true nature of BG and WF. How they normally conducted business could reflect on their procedures in this case. Maybe there was a pattern of behavior that would expose inconsistencies between our business dealings and their norm. If that was the case, it could be something that would work for me.I
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The New Journey........... A Light Bulb Moment......

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on March 11, 2011, 1:20 am

Part OneI know you're probably getting as overwhelmed by legal jargon as I was at the time. The three friends who were my normal support were getting pretty sick of it too, I suspect. Although I have to give them credit, they hung in there and listened to me mull the information over and over and over again until I finally figured out how to make each piece work for me.There were so many times I was asked, "Are you sure this is worth it?" that I couldn't even guess a number. My answer was always
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The New Journey............. Enter the Homeless.....

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on March 10, 2011, 1:20 am

Part OneIt was the beginning of summer when I encountered the homeless people in the park. Before I realized their status there, I had become involved in a conversation with the woman as we began to talk about horses. With all of the pressure of the lawsuit on me such a conversation just didn't happen without some form of mention of it and Storm. That's when this woman volunteered the information she was a paralegal and she would like to help me with my paperwork if she could.After I invited them
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The New Journey........ Just More Stuff........

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on March 9, 2011, 1:28 am

Part OneSomewhere after the Region 5 All Arabian Horse Championship Show, I learned the owners of both horses MD had in her care were getting more and more disgruntled. While neither woman was initiating a coversation with me about the situation, when I spoke about my concerns over the deteriorating relationship with MD and GD, I guess it only made sense the topic would shift from my issues with them to their issues with them. I found myself in the predicament of listening to both women tell me
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The New Journey................A Realization............

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on March 8, 2011, 1:21 am

Part OneI never did hear from GD about which classes she had entered at the horse show. I figured I had done enough to get the information at this point. The schedule was too spread for it to be reasonable to pick a date and hope I made a class GD had entered by just showing up. I did go midday on the last day of the show to see the yearling halter classes. I arrived just in time to see GD's class moving across the courtyard after leaving the arena. WF walked by me and spoke directly to me, which
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The New Journey............. Unexpected Input............

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on March 7, 2011, 1:28 am

Part OneNot long after we had been to court for our first hearing, I got a call from one of my horse friends. She was calling to tell me that I should "keep the faith, " in her words. She wanted me to know there were lots of people in the industry locally rooting for me in my lawsuit. According to her, people I didn't even know were pulling for me to get my horse back. Ya gotta love that grapevine, it doesn't miss a thing, even though I was pretty much keeping the details of this case to myself.After
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The New Journey............. A Dicovery............

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on March 6, 2011, 1:27 am

Part OneSometime in the late spring, I learned that GD was telling people that I hated her. MD was also repeating to others that my GD believed that to be the case. People hearing it thought this information was being shared as some proof of some short coming in me for the purpose of turning others against me. This behavior was, however, having the opposite effect on the people that knew me. I have no idea how others were reacting to it. I didn't know what to think when I was confronted with this
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