Okay, so I had a beautiful cobb sized bay here. We bought it for our boys more then a year ago, but they took no interest in him. They prefer to ride our other, more familiar horses. I rode him for the past year and had him performing really nicely on the trails. This horse never bucked, never reared, never ran away, never bit, never kicked. Very safe horse, if a little hard mouthed at times. A very, very good friend and her family is looking for a horse and this one fits the description. The dad of the family started riding in Jan. He hasn't had any formal lessons. The two very young girls began taking lessons this past summer. They are interested in my horse and ask if they could take him for a week. I agree. I had a friend tell me that this was not a good idea. That these folks weren't experienced enough and with the horse being somewhere new, he would act up at some point and they would try to overcorrect him and do everything wrong until there was a blow up. I said " Nahhhh, no way with this horse." Thats exactly what happened though. She called tonight and said the horse sort of ran away with them at one point. He flew into bucking when the dad got on to correct him and then ran away with him "sort of" too. So, they've decided not to buy the horse. Which is fine. The problem is that this is a small town. How am I going to sale this horse now. Everyone is going to hear what happened and I'm stuck. This was not this horses fault. This HAD to be rider error. I do not at any cost want this horse ran through the auction barn. I don't know what to do.