My question is not meant to attack the OP or anyone else.
It is simply pointing out that a story like this comes off as … well… unbelievable when you look at it from the point of view that the vast majority of people with a string of horses dying or becoming damaged to this point would rather go almost anywhere than continue to board with the person who it sounds like does not care that they died. It is not a list of little issues.
To me mind games can only go so far as a reason.
I suppose if your one and only goal is show and win then sure. But, I would think that most people, when things are going this bad, would put the health of their animals above the need to show.