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        03-25-2010, 12:06 AM
      #11
    Super Moderator
    Bravo! I would have stopped her at the crappy saddle part! Haha I woulda been like "use my saddle or get off my property, ya jerk!"

    And actually, I'm not too surprised about the steering and all that. I met a girl a few months ago (who claimed she used to own 7 horses and barrel race them), then had "the pleasure" of seeing her around horses, and saw her ride them. Well, this girl was flinching each time a horse stomped at a fly, she didn't know how to direct rein (which is more common than I had ever thought possible... weird stuff), and she had never cantered before. How did she do barrels without cantering? I have no idea. I was having a hard time believing that she had actually been around horses before so I asked her best friend who was in another of my classes, and evidently she grew up around hoses! Scary stuff, for sure.

    I hope you find that perfect home for Honey! =)
         
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        03-25-2010, 12:43 AM
      #12
    Yearling
    That girl would not have come near my horses with her crappy saddle, and that alone showed enough ignorance to have her kicked off my property. Unless you have a person who has been out before and is serious about buying the horse and wants to test fit, there is no reason to bring your own for the first ride. You have the patience of a saint compared to me. Good luck in selling your horse!
         
        03-25-2010, 05:12 AM
      #13
    Foal
    I think you handled the situation very well. And were very patent(more than I would have been) and a applaud you for not just selling to anyone, I see a lot of this.

    I would have said sorry she's not for you when the girl was attempting to cinch up.

    I have a vaulting barrel named sheepy that would be a good quiet mount for her. Haha
         
        03-25-2010, 07:14 AM
      #14
    Showing
    I've sold many horses over the years and I've had all sorts of people come out to look at them. If their saddle is a piece of junk , I stop right there and we don't go any further. I don't mean that it has to be custom made, but if it isn't safe I can't, in good conscious, allow a horse of mine to go to those buyers. In my mind, if they don't know good tack from bad, they don't know about taking care of a horse.

    Last year I had a buyer come out with a saddle that had the fenders held on with bailing twine, was dry rotted in places and I'm fairly certain the tree was broken (I didn't handle the saddle myself but there was a crease in the seat that shouldn't have been there). They claimed that this was a borrowed saddle - didn't matter, I "no sale" the horse.

    Also, if I don't think the weight of the rider is proper for the horse I'm selling, I won't let them on.

    There is no telling for sure what will happen to your horse after the trailer lights go down the road but I do my best to at least give my horse a chance with a proper buyer.
         
        03-25-2010, 07:57 AM
      #15
    Weanling
    I agree, you were a lot more patient than I would have been. I don't even think I would have let her on to begin with.
         
        03-25-2010, 08:23 AM
      #16
    Showing
    Wouldn't have mattered about the saddle, because if I eyeballed her and knew she was too big for my pony, she'd never have gotten the chance to tack up.

    You don't have to let every idjit who 'wuvs horsies' ride one of yours. She was obviously a no-go right from the start, and I'd have had no trouble telling her that.
         
        03-25-2010, 08:33 AM
      #17
    Yearling
    If I saw her step out looking like you describe, "my pony" would unfortunately be lame with a mysterious hard to tell lameness, or some other excuse, sorry no rides hahah.

    Sounds like you are awfully patient, I can't stand when people lie about ability or purpose. Just tell the truth and you will be happier!

    Fingers crossed you can find Honey a nice home soon!
         
        03-25-2010, 08:40 AM
      #18
    Banned
    I think you were very patient.

    I agree with the others. I would have found a reason (real or imagined) for her not to ride. If you can not say, 'you are simply too large for this pony' then make some excuse that the pony is lame or such.
         
        03-25-2010, 08:49 AM
      #19
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SorrelHorse    
    Trust me, I almost didn't. I just kinda hoped she'd have a little more sene once she was in the saddle. Hmph.
    SorrelHorse, when people show you their stupidity, take them at their word. LOL!

    Agree with majority of posters, that "rider" wouldn't have been allowed near my horse, just for the horse's sake alone.

    Good luck to you and Honey.
         
        03-25-2010, 10:22 AM
      #20
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by TheRoughrider21    
    You have more tolerance than I would have. I don't like anybody riding my horses and that even counts for my friend who is experienced with horses, though I don't mind when my trainer rides her. I wouldn't have let her near my horses lol. Sorry you ahd to go through that though! =)

    Same here. My trainer is the first person that was allowed on my mare (also named Honey) since I've owned her (Coming up on 4 years now). My husband has been on her, but he wasn't allowed to touch the reins and I led him around the property, lol.

    You handled it better than I would have!
         

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