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    02-06-2009, 12:16 PM
  #1
Foal
Buying draft from Amish

I am getting ready to go buy my belgian back from the amish next week and im a little nervous. I am an at home mom right now and i'm only able to get him back thanks to the tax return. Although we arnt getting back what we needed. Last year I asked him how much he wasnt for him and he said 1200 now I know he's worth it with his training but I really can't afford it. He was broke to ride at about 2 and about 3 months after that I had to sell him to the amish (we moved from MO to CA) . Since then he has only been used to work and they have not taken care of his feet much at all. I have no intention of using him for anything other than ridding mainly cause I don't have the equipment to do anything else with him. So im wanting to try and talk him down to maybe 800-900. Have any of you ever dealt with amish? Would you have any suggestions on how to do this. Im not the kind of person to really finagle someone, so im pretty nervous. But I really could use some advise. Im not even sure if im going to be able to get him in the trailer lol I might have to walk him home or something, about 10 miles or so LOL JK. Thanks everybody.
     
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    02-06-2009, 06:04 PM
  #2
Showing
The Amish people that I know are really no different than you or me. If you want to haggle with them to try to get the price down, then just do it. Most of them are really good people. After all, the worst that can happen is that they say no and stick with the higher price tag.
     
    02-06-2009, 07:07 PM
  #3
Showing
My experience in dealing with the Amish is that they can be shrewd people to deal with - fair but difficult. They will always want more then top dollar but are open for offers.

I wish you good luck in getting him back. I know how it must feel to have to have given him up in the first place.
     
    02-07-2009, 11:12 PM
  #4
Started
I also hate asking if people will accept a lower price... but the only way to find out is try it! Good luck :)
     
    02-08-2009, 09:27 AM
  #5
Foal
Well we went to talk to them yesterday and he wont budge on his price. Oh well personally I would pay 50000 for him if I had it lol. I get to go get him this comming thursday.
     
    02-08-2009, 06:12 PM
  #6
Showing
I have never dealt with them on a horse buying basis. I have had many of them as patients, I tho they tend to be quiet and more reserved and to themselves, I much rather deal with them than you average joe

Also the horses I have seen come out of their farms were really well broke and worked with so I'm sure your guys will be great.

Keep us posted on how things go, good luck
     
    02-13-2009, 06:34 PM
  #7
Foal
I must just be unlucky then, or our Amish are different. But I saw your other thread and looks like they treated him right! He's a cutie!
     
    02-14-2009, 08:54 PM
  #8
Showing
I am so happy that you got him. I demand pix when you get him home. LOL.
     
    02-25-2009, 01:07 PM
  #9
Foal
Amish are different everywhere you go, each community has their own rules. We are surrounded by Amish here, I even put some horses my neighbor has for sale on my website. They definitely try to get top dollar, but in the end they would rather sell the horse than have to feed one that they don't really need.



I sold this one for him in under 1 week, he might still have the sleigh for sale if anyone is interested.

     
    02-25-2009, 10:32 PM
  #10
Started
Like the sleigh! Sure wouldn't get any use here in Az haha ;)
     

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