So Friday, my husband and I made a nearly 5 hour trip one way, to go look at a horse. A girl was interested in Danni, so of course, he was coming too. Well we tried each other's horses, talked about them for a good while, and decided to go ahead with the trade.
Well last night I recieved a call from the mom, and she said that upon a vet check it was discovered that Danni was 15, not 7, like I was originally told. I was in shock; I had just had a health check two months ago, and the vet looked in his mouth, but didn't say anything????!!!!
Anyway, she believed me, but the vet was a total jerk about it and was accusing her and I of fraud, and accused her of trying to get a vet certificate to resell him at an untruthful age; so she needed to come and get Faye. I contacted his former boarding facility, and she had no clue either; all of his prior coggins papers even said that he was younger. This totally sucks, because the girl is devastated. She also wanted a younger horse, who would be able to perform in gaming events for a long time, so she was in a rock and a hard place.
It sucks for me too, because Danni really clicked with her, and he and I just don't; I can ride him just fine, mind you, but his attitude is "I wanna go, I wanna go, I wanna go.", and I want a horse who is more laid back and willing to do pleasure, and dressage.
So I've got my goofy Appy back, but I'm not extremely excited about it, because of the circumstances surrounding why...I can see if they didn't click, or he started having issues, but over age, and no way to prove whether he is or isn't 15? He could be 7, but maybe he was severely neglected when he was younger, I know that can cause 'premature' wear on teeth, but I'll never know, because there is no way to contact his previous owners (the ones who abandoned him) and no way to find out where he came from before then.
If someone did lie about his age before, I'd like to stangle them right about now! I mean, the previous owners had him for 3 years, I think, and that would have put him at 12? That's not a bad age, so why lie about it? Uggggh!!!