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        09-27-2012, 01:57 PM
      #31
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by FlyGap    
    Hey, I came across this site while searching Appaloosas, they have dozens of REALLY nice broke horses.
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    Oh, and I want EVERY one of their ponies! E would freak.
    FlyGap, I found this site also. They seem to have scooped up every gaited horse in GA. Unfortunately, (because I REALLY like some of their horses) there are just a few problems: 1. You can't go there and look at their horses. They don't want visitors. 2. You're supposed to talk with them on the phone and let them pick out a horse for you and ship it to you! If it doesn't work, you can send it back and they'll send out another for you to try.

    I'm trying to figure out how they stay in business!!!! 'Cause that's something I'm not doing!!!!
         
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        09-27-2012, 02:03 PM
      #32
    Yearling
    Gunslinger, and Walkin...

    Thanks for the recommendation. I've seen them online, and I've been thinking about them, but hoping like heck that I could avoid paying those prices!! I understand that what I'm looking for isn't going to be inexpensive....broke, broke, calm and experienced horses don't grow on trees!!! But money is ALWAYS an issue. At least until I win the lottery! LOL
         
        09-27-2012, 02:03 PM
      #33
    Trained
    WOW!
    I've been thinking about calling on the blanket App they have (Heart), I also really like one of their ponies for my kid... Was thinking about a trip out there, now maybe not. There is absolutely no way I'd purchase a horse without riding him!!!
    Geez, what if it rode like a bouncy house, or we just didn't click! Who pays all the return shipping!?!?

    Grrrrr!

    ETA: What if you told them about your accident? Surely they would understand!!!
         
        09-27-2012, 02:17 PM
      #34
    Yearling
    I did. They gave me a list of horses they thought would be suitable. Some of them were actually the horses I was looking at on their site! All of them ran between $4,000 - 6,000. Before I did that, I'd rather spend the money at Evening Shade!

    Send them an email and ask. I MIGHT be wrong (God knows I'm not perfect) but I was absolutely shocked. The advice I was given was to call back and talk to Mike. He's the matchmaker. Look at their policies about visiting....

    ETA: I really liked Rocky!
         
        09-27-2012, 02:49 PM
      #35
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by walkinthewalk    
    I'm sorry the roan is sold

    If you were willing to drive 5+ hours to see him --- how far are you from Middle Tennessee? As in 60 miles SE of Nashville.

    All Tennessee Walking Horses Tennessee Walker Gaited Trail and Pleasure Horses For Sale Tennessee Walking Horse Gaited Horses for sale

    I know these folks - they live on the other end of the county from me.

    I know they are honest and ethical. I know they do their d**ndest to match a horse to a person and have been known to by a horse back, more than once, if things just didn't work out.

    They once sold a Spotted TWH to Cheryl Crow<---the singer

    They are not cheap - lol lol lol But they do not cover up, shuck n jive, or otherwise try to hood wink anyone in a horse sale.

    Ooh, I like Beaucoup's Shadow Granted, I don't know much about Tennesee Walkers but, he is a darn nice looking horse to me. The price does seem a little high though.
         
        09-27-2012, 03:02 PM
      #36
    Trained
    Ohh I liked Rocky too! Nice little guy, beautiful neck!

    What about Trixie at ES? She looks solid, I don't really care for mares but that girl is BUILT! Sounds nice too.
         
        09-27-2012, 03:29 PM
      #37
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Inga    
    Ooh, I like Beaucoup's Shadow Granted, I don't know much about Tennesee Walkers but, he is a darn nice looking horse to me. The price does seem a little high though.
    LOL I like him too, but I would be the ONE person in the world who couldn't ride him! He's 16.1hh and I get vertigo being that far off the ground. Plus, you'd need a crane to get me into the saddle! I really, really don't want to go any higher than 15 hands. 15.1 if the horse is a saint and I'm infatuated. 14.3-15 would be perfect.
         
        09-27-2012, 06:41 PM
      #38
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by HagonNag    
    I did. They gave me a list of horses they thought would be suitable. Some of them were actually the horses I was looking at on their site! All of them ran between $4,000 - 6,000. Before I did that, I'd rather spend the money at Evening Shade!

    Send them an email and ask. I MIGHT be wrong (God knows I'm not perfect) but I was absolutely shocked. The advice I was given was to call back and talk to Mike. He's the matchmaker. Look at their policies about visiting....

    ETA: I really liked Rocky!
    Not being allowed to visit -- that is something I have never heard of and ditto that I would never-ever buy a horse (or anything for that matter) from somebody like that

    Evening Shade would load you up and take you trail riding to trial ride the horse that was of serious interest to you annnnnnnd after that, they would probably stop on the way home and buy lunch

    If you were really serious they may even trailer over to some portion of the old Natchez Trace trails that were the original trail of the Natchez Pierce.

    They are at the top of the "price point" without question but they are also at the top of the "A" list when it comes to ethically selling horses.

    With winter coming, they might negotiate
         
        09-28-2012, 08:12 AM
      #39
    Foal
    I've looked at their horses before, had no idea you couldn't try any before you bought. I've never seen any prices either. I guess their sentence "many of our customers are first time horse owners" explains things.

    Years ago there was a sales barn out in California that did pretty much the same thing, you could come look at the horse, watch someone ride, but could not handle or ride the horse until you paid for it. I remember talking to the woman on the phone who seemed pretty annoyed at the idea that someone would want to ride a horse before they bought. She had quite an attitude. But it's always been a seller's market out here, so I guess she got away with it.


    Quote:
    Originally Posted by HagonNag    
    FlyGap, I found this site also. They seem to have scooped up every gaited horse in GA. Unfortunately, (because I REALLY like some of their horses) there are just a few problems: 1. You can't go there and look at their horses. They don't want visitors. 2. You're supposed to talk with them on the phone and let them pick out a horse for you and ship it to you! If it doesn't work, you can send it back and they'll send out another for you to try.

    I'm trying to figure out how they stay in business!!!! 'Cause that's something I'm not doing!!!!
         
        09-28-2012, 09:45 AM
      #40
    Yearling
    There are some "red flags" in dealing with sellers. A "closed" barn or a reluctance to permit a "trial ride" are two of them.

    As a seller, however, I have to be a bit careful with buyers. Overstatement of riding ability is very common. If someone wants to try a Marchador I have for sale I usually put them up on one of our very well trained and experienced horses first so I can evaluate their skill. Then we'll move up.

    One way for a buyer to protect themselves against shenanigans is to arrive an hour or so before an appointment time. Of course they should be very apologetic (misread watch, misunderstood time, "phat phinger" used to put appointment in Outlook, etc.). This will often give the opportunity to see the horse "in the rough" and be able to see if they can be caught in the field, grooming manners, etc. It's also a good opportunity to watch the horsemanship skills of the seller. Those are important in evaluating the horse, too.

    The horse seller/trader is the spiritual ancestor of the used car salesman. Anyone who touts how "moral" or "ethical" or "humane" they are is one to watch very carefully.

    G.
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