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post #21 of 39 Old 06-29-2010, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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I can get some pictures tonight, as I still stop by to feed for the BO (we became friends).

What happened is, his owner called him up two nights ago and said she had to urgently sell him, and she couldn't keep him anymore. She was asking $900, plus the new owner had to pay one month's boarding, as she was behind. Dave (BO) told her to lower it to $350, but she refused.

This morning, the checks she'd given him for the last two months' boarding bounced. He's out $370. He called her to see if he could get the money, and she told him he'd get it if/when Samson sold. He doesn't allow horses with money owed on them to be sold, as he's had people sell them, tell the new owners to pick them up, and then never give him his money. He confiscated Samson.

Now we just need to pay him $370. It works out, because she left two bridals, a saddle, brushes, and other tack there - and we get that, too.
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post #22 of 39 Old 06-29-2010, 06:22 PM
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I would make sure that all that is legal. I would hate for you to get attached to him only to find out that the law was on her side when she came to get him. If that was part of the initial contract with her, then you should be in the clear, but I would be very cautious about that situation.

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post #23 of 39 Old 06-29-2010, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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It's part of the contract. Missing three months or hot checks = animal being sold.
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post #24 of 39 Old 06-29-2010, 06:52 PM
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Cool, then you should be in the clear. Congrats!!!

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post #25 of 39 Old 06-29-2010, 06:58 PM
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wikked! Im soo jealous! And congrate! And I think every one would LOVE pictures! :)
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post #26 of 39 Old 06-29-2010, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you both. :)

I'll try getting pictures of him tonight. He's a sweet boy.
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post #27 of 39 Old 06-30-2010, 10:56 PM
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you re lucky you ended up finding what you wanted!
Is it the draft you mentioned at the beginning of the thread? That's kind of funny you ended getting him

I just hope the first horse you looked at found a better owner than the one he had, poor thing
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post #28 of 39 Old 07-01-2010, 12:59 AM Thread Starter
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The one we ended up getting is differant from the one at the start.



He's 18hh (I'm 5'10 and he's about 4 inches taller than me, so he's... 18.2, right?), broke to ride, broke to drive. He hasn't been ridden much the last year, and his feet desperately need to be trimmed, but he's sweet as can be, an easy keeper and leads, picks up feet, bathes, etc. like a dream.

His old owner has boarded him for a year; she boarded him at one place for 2 months and another place for 4 months, before boarding him at Dave's barn for 6 months. She didn't pay her full bill at any of the places, and was made to sign a slightly differant contract, meaning 3 months of no money = him being recalled. We're paying $370 for him (3 months' board + fee for him damaging his stall).

I'm really glad she's selling him. He was her first horse, and she got a draft because she's... maybe 5'8 and weighs about 160, and she decided she needed a draft to carry her. She couldn't handle him (she was deathly afraid of him, and I find him less intimidating than my other, much smaller horses!) and couldn't ride him.

I saw her ride him once. She put the bit in his mouth backwards, and tugged on the reins constantly while kicking at his sides. She then screamed bloody murder when she slid off him. Yup.

He's taller than he looks in the picture; it's a bad angle. He's considerably taller than the roundpen's wall.
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he is gorgeous! You're soo lucky , im sure in other situations he would have been much more expensive?
Do you know what breed he is?
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post #30 of 39 Old 07-01-2010, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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Certainly. She paid $1000 for him a year ago.

I did some stuff with him last night (groomed him, messed with his feet, etc). He's easier to handle than my pony is! I'm surprised, because two of the barnhands are terrified of him.
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