HATE peoples ignorance just because hes "free"....RANT

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    08-31-2009, 11:20 PM
HATE peoples ignorance just because hes "free"....RANT

Ok, so we are "selling" our horse, Stan O Polka. Actually, he's free. We put $1,400 into him last year for sugery on his knee to remove a chip. Now he broke a sesamoid behind. We can't afford surgery or to keep him as a pet anymore. So he will be free. People are just jumping at the fact that he is free. The last e-mail I got was that he's sooooo cute but she didnt know what a sesamoid was and asked if he could be ridden..... I simply stated that if she doesnt know what a sesamoid even is, that this isnt the kind of horse for her. She got mad at ME!!!! She acted like I was STUCK UP for telling her that. Ugh some people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I tried to explain that he has issues and is not a cute horse that needs no upkeep. If that were the case he wouldnt be free!!!! And that he means a lot to us and it breaks our hearts to have to get rid of him and he needs a good home and I WILL NOT let him go to anyone who can't manage him!!!

Why do people always have to be so ignorant?
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    08-31-2009, 11:57 PM
Some people don't know how to read between the lines lol I hada horse up for free for a friend simple stated older horse can be lightly ridden has bone chips in both front legs...

Everyone was like omg she is gorgeous can she do jumping??
    09-01-2009, 05:30 AM
Oh boy, I had a horse advertised as free once... it strictly said in CAPS in the ad he is NOT SOUND and can NOT be ridden... oh the inquiries I got... most wanted a trail horse, can he canter, ect ect ect!!! It took a long time but I finally found him the perfect happy home (I had no problems keeping him if I couldn't, but if I could, would rather him go somewhere he'd get more love and attention and not have my younger horses chasing him around!). So, I feel your pain! Good luck!
    09-01-2009, 05:35 AM
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Good luck,
I'm glad you care about this horse enough to not send him to any old home:)
    09-01-2009, 11:23 AM
I love it when you list one free or not and clearly state in caps "not sound, not broke, not kid friendly" and they say oh I love your horse is she safe for a 2 yr old to be led around on? I think the only thing they see in the whole ad is "free horse" nothing else. And yes I've made a few mad myself by telling them if you can't understand this mare is not safe to be around small children or anyone without a lot of experience in dealing with difficult horses you need to look elsewhere.
    09-01-2009, 01:32 PM
Have you thought about retiring him to a sanctuary or something (I don't know if there is a fee per month or year, but atleast you'd know where he'd be and those people will understand that he cannot be ridden and that he needs care)

Sorry that you have idiots e-mailing and the fact that they cannot read a simple ad. Makes you wonder sometimes doesn't it.

I do hope you find him a home
    09-01-2009, 06:57 PM
He may have found a great home.

An older woman e-mailed me and was a little intimidated at the fact that he was a racehorse (they think of the TBs dragging their tiny grooms around lol) and stated how she was older and getting a little arthritic, but just wanted a horse as a companion, as she had owned horses most of her life.

Polka would be wonderful for her.... he's soooooo calm. No bad habits and does nothing wrong, no kicking, biting, rearing, striking, etc. and he is so easy to walk. My 3yr old neice walked him (with me there of course) down the isleway of the barn to the crossties with a rope lead by herself. He would rather walk lagging behind you or calmly next to you with his head slightly down, he never drags you ever. I think this would be a good home for him
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    09-01-2009, 07:13 PM
Thats great ^^ I'm happy for both you and him.
    09-01-2009, 08:01 PM
Ugghh! I hate it when people don't read the freaking ad! I hate it when I am selling a mini breeding stallion and I speacificly say "HE IS NOT A KIDS HORSE, HE IS A SEASONED BREEDING STALLION AND IS FOR AN EXPRIENCED HANDLER". And then I get all these people inquiring on the mini for there 2 year old kid.
    09-01-2009, 08:13 PM
Oh that's great that you might have found him a home! Just ask for references and everything to make sure he's going to an actual home and not a trip to the local auction

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