Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Hour and a Half from Town!
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!
You can get a lot further with a ladder than you can with crutches!! What do you mean what do I mean?