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    01-20-2012, 11:24 AM
  #11
Weanling
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Originally Posted by myQHpaul    
Nope, I don't have anything against all horse traders We just have some very shady ones around us and the ones who have Ace have built up a reputation as selling horses that are sane for about 24 hours and spazz out after that. We have another one who claimed to have papers on a baby colt and then conveniently couldn't find them. Owner found out baby was never registered and is getting very frustrated. It's been 6 months since she bought the baby and no papers yet
The whole turning into a pumpkin at midnight thing? Those are my favorite!!
     
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    01-20-2012, 02:05 PM
  #12
Foal
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Originally Posted by Sinister    
The whole turning into a pumpkin at midnight thing? Those are my favorite!!
I've purchased a few of those in my day
     
    01-20-2012, 02:23 PM
  #13
Weanling
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Originally Posted by feistymomma    
I've purchased a few of those in my day
I haven't yet, but if I'm buying from a questionable seller I go up multiple times and have some of my friends go and look at the horse on different days and talk to people around, like a little private investigator. LOL
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    01-20-2012, 02:55 PM
  #14
Trained
I wouldn't count him out. The best horse I've ever had came from a trader, he had a good eye. Bought the mare for his wife, then she found a taller older gelding two weeks later and sold the mare to us. He has several bad reps for various reasons, we just lucked out getting ahold of her from them!
I purchased my gelding from some traders who were in deeep water with local authorities. They were getting ready to haul a bunch to the (meat) sale. Wanted $550 for mine, said he was 8, dead broke, etc... He's 4! Sent him off to the trainer, so not broke. But I knew what I was getting and couldn't let him go to the sale where he had a 99.9% chance of heading to Mexico. I had $1,000 in my pocket, bought him for $300 delivered. They knew he was crap and wouldn't get much for him at the sale! He's turning out great!

Ace looks lovely! Go see him, then get in writing that if it doesn't work out they'll buy him back. Tell them you heard they have a great reputation and surely would stand behind any horse they sold. Boost their egos!
     
    01-20-2012, 03:26 PM
  #15
Weanling
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Originally Posted by FlyGap    
Ace looks lovely! Go see him, then get in writing that if it doesn't work out they'll buy him back. Tell them you heard they have a great reputation and surely would stand behind any horse they sold. Boost their egos!
Great idea, if they don't go with that, then something is surely fishy!
Good luck
     
    01-20-2012, 04:18 PM
  #16
Weanling
Going with my horse friends on Sunday to look at the Haffy. It's very odd to find one so tall. Usually they are under 14.3 but he's 15.0. I have my horse friends with a combined 40 years experience with riding and training horses that will be looking him over with a fine tooth comb. The woman who owns Dan says that she rescues the Haffy's from auctions in amish country because it's cheaper for the amish farmers to get rid of them at the end of the summer and get new ones in the spring then feeding them over the winter and getting their feet done and giving shots ect. She got Danny from craigslist and is looking to just recoop the money she has invested in him so she can rescue more horses. I have my handy horse questionaire sheets and if it works, that is great but if there is no connection, my search for the perfect horse continues :)
     
    01-20-2012, 04:48 PM
  #17
Weanling
Good luck!! I was lucky to find mine pretty easily!
     
    10-29-2012, 11:55 AM
  #18
Foal
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Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
He looks pretty good. I think he's a bit overpriced but that depends on horse values in your area. At 3 he can't be considered a solid trail horse as he still has a young mind. Handsome boy. Let us know after you try him out.
Just because he's 3 doesn't automatically make him not a solid horse, I am his current owner and I can tell you he certainly is a solid trail horse, he is very well trained and is the best horse on our farm, he's bomb proof my friends 7yr old sister rides him on the trail, and he is amazing
     



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