Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
BE CAREFUL selling him. If there's one thing I've learned dealing with less expenisve horses it's that kill buyers come in many shapes and forms; some may say that they're looking for a quiet pasture pet for their daughters, some say they're looking for a horse to keep as a companion; when really they're just kill buyers.
Make sure that you get references, and if possible, go visit the prospective buyer's barn. Get a written agreement that this horse is not to be sold without notice to you, if you'd like buyback rights.
It is very hard to find a good home for chronically lame horses; the market is saturated with horses right now, and you can find a really good, young, broke horse for about the same price you bought this one for, so you have to take precautions when you sell.
Here is my honest opinion:
In all honesty, take pity on this guy and put him down... chances are you'll be saving him from a lot of heartache down the road. It might be hard for you to do, but he's 23 and lame - the chances oh him finding a perfect home (I hate to say) are slim.
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