Originally Posted by KANSAS_TWISTER
keith we all own horses here because we took years of ridding lesson beofre jumping in and buying one....i did not wake up one day and thought it was a good day to buy a horse and learn later...i'm not trying to be mean i'm just concerned...troy look's like a great horse but did you ask your self why she sold you him at a low price?, did you have a coggins and vet check on troy or even have him x-ray?, some people out the will take any one for a ride and not on a horse, we had a newbie who thought she knew every thing in our barn and bought her first horse, shipped it in that night and it was dead by morning, yes dead by morning, because she did not vet check it she asumed she was buying a healthy 3 year old on good faith of what the seller was saying, the vet came that moring to inpect the body and said that the horse was in it's mid 30's, boy did that seller go in to hidding fast, $2,500 down the drain also, you also have to ask your self how well you know this person in order to buy a really good looking horse at that price, did you find out all of his history?, i've been around horses for over 30 years and by no means am I a pro, I would love to try team pennning and barrel racing but can't get back in to the saddle before late april of 08.
I would like to comment on your post. First of all let me introduce myself. I am Keith's wife Angelia. I would like to understand why most people on here are being so negative. My father had serval horses when I was younger. Unfortunately he had to give them up because he was in the Navy at the time and was being shipped out. Now that he is retired and has more time he has decided to work with them again so his grandchildren have a horse they can ride. (and not just my children they have 15 grandchildren and 3 great grands with one on the way) My children have been taking riding lessons from our neighbor and are riding very well. They have caught on very quickly. I have not jumped into anything without weighing everything that is involved. We now have two wonderful horses that they can ride and the horses are very gentle with them. I trust my neighbor in what he says about horses. He has grown up with horses and I have seen him with his horses, As a matter of fact his horses have stayed in our pasture several times while he is working on his place. During that time we were able to learn about how to take care of horses and what their needs are. I understand that you have your concerns but our horses are doing great. They are much better off here where they are then where they were. They are getting more attention than ever and all the grass they can eat. They are getting daily exercise to get them back in shape and are being cleaned and groomed. As far as the price goes, it is not unusual for a horse to be sold here in Mississippi at a low price this time of year. Horses are going for anywhere between 500.00 to 3000.00. I have seen more horses for sale in the past couple of months between 500.00 and 800.00 than anything. You see the people down here in the south are not as worried about money when it comes to animals as they are finding them a good home. It may not seem like it to you but our horses are a blessing to us. We are very much animal lovers in our home and we give our animals nothing but the best. On days that we are not able to ride because of work or school, we still make time to go out there to love on them to build the bond that we need to have. I am not ignorant to the fact that these animals can hurt me or my children that is why we have taken precautions until that bond is made. I have already seen it forming. We can just walk out in the field and here comes all three of the horses. We are building their trust just like they are building ours. I hope this does not come off as being rude or hateful I am not writing it in that tone at all. I just wanted to understand why everyone is being so judgemental when you do not even know us or know the whole story.