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        06-06-2009, 12:51 AM
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    Yearling
    Is this Fraud??

    I came across this ad for a 3 yr old friesian mare, trained and beautiful movements, gorgoues conformation, everything!

    ONLY $500!!!
    here is the link::
    BuySell Classifieds : British Columbia : BEAUTIFUL LOOKING MARE WITH a long flowing mane, great conformation, impressive movement with a high stepping trot and she is a very people friendly horse, good with farrier, grooming, leading etc. She is 3 ye

    Does anyone think this is fraud or what?
    Kinda seems like it to mee.. most friesians are over $6000, and some not even trained... also, its only three, how is it completely trained

    Seems kinda too perfect to me...

    What do you think?
         
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        06-06-2009, 01:16 AM
      #2
    Weanling
    Could be but won't know till you contact the owners and go from there, it's possible they fell on hard times and need to make a fast sale for one reason or another.. she's a beautiful horse that's for sure I don't think I could let her go for that
         
        06-06-2009, 01:32 AM
      #3
    Yearling
    Thats crazy. I emailed asking about her price. I guess we'll see.
         
        06-06-2009, 01:46 AM
      #4
    Yearling
    BEWARE

    Big thing in the UK at the moment is horses being advertised ' cheap ' or just pay the shipping fee and we can agree on a price after you have had the horse for a couple of weeks.

    After you have parted with your money you will never hear from them again and a horse will never be delivered . Not saying that this is the case here but the old saying of - you get what you pay for - still applies.
         
        06-06-2009, 01:48 AM
      #5
    Yearling
    I would never put any money on a horse without seeing it. I trust nobody! I don't understand how someone would. It makes no sense. It happens alot with puppies too. Free, just pay the shipping and he'll be at your door in a few days.
         
        06-06-2009, 01:53 AM
      #6
    Yearling
    There is no shortage of stupid people out there
    Another saying is A fool and their money are easily parted
         
        06-06-2009, 02:19 AM
      #7
    Foal
    Perhaps they are missing an extra 0 from the advert?
         
        06-06-2009, 07:19 AM
      #8
    Banned
    ^^true, mabey there 5y.o daughter typed it?
         
        06-06-2009, 02:26 PM
      #9
    Yearling
    Well - I got my Level 4 trained Dutch Warmblood mare for $500.
    Admittedly she's been in a pasture for 2 years.
    But... I'd never seen a DW for less than $8000 so I didn't believe it either.
         
        06-06-2009, 02:45 PM
      #10
    Showing
    Beware of buyers wanting to send you a cashiers check and then arranging for shipping. I've sold horses and a couple of saddles on web sites. I've been contacted several times by someone with very poor language skills wanting to send a bogus cashiers check too. Then they want to ship the horse to Spain or something bazaar like that.
         

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