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    09-19-2011, 07:55 PM
Lol Saddlebag! At my house it was a hundred.
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    09-20-2011, 02:29 AM
Green Broke
Super glue it works a treat
I am keeping count and No I will not divulge the number. Ten when one is a kidd then whats the number when north of, oh, north of 21
    09-20-2011, 03:15 PM
Lol you should still have good bounce north of 21 its north of 31 when you begin to lose the bounce affect...kinda is splat for me now lol....
    09-21-2011, 03:08 AM
Green Broke
If its a splat for you Jannette. I should not get out of the indentation I make in the ground. But that is why I carry a little extra around the middle. Shock absorber
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    09-25-2011, 10:23 AM
When I bought Monty I actually got him sight unseen. The agreement was that I would have him on two months' trial instead of having to come up and see him as he was 3hr away and seller's schedule was pretty hectic. When he got here he'd freaked out in the truck and injured himself, so he was on paddock rest for a week before I could ride him, and when I did eventually ride him, it was bareback.

It wasn't smart that's for sure!

Seller knows us and had been to ours before, so she knew Monty would go to a good home if all worked out. I'm still not sure why she took the risk of the trial with no payment upfront. She said I could have as long as I wanted to pay him off, which was an EVEN bigger risk on her part! Nevertheless, things are working out and I set up an automatic direct debit so I could never forget to make a payment.
    09-27-2011, 09:40 PM
I'm an artist and in my work we say "good art ain't cheap and cheap art ain't good" this also applies with horses!
Last year I was in a BAD car accident and couldn't continue working on two of my
Green horses, we had just moved into a new farm and my daughter was wanting
A pony for christmas. My idea really! So I worked out a trade with some people
Who had a "handicap broke" pony ridden by austistic children!
Perfect, they agreed to take my two PERFECT endurance prospects (1/2arab/QH's) in trade, they swore they were
So excited because they were going to train them for their grandkids who had outgrown the pony. She's the one in my pict! A week later and $2,000 less I had a SEVERELY COPD pony who about died on us, with a cloudy eye going bad by the second and she was riddled with lice!!!!!
Apparently they had doped her up, bathed her, and when asked about the eye they told me it had always been that way!
Now I have a $3,000+ 1/2 blind pony with COPD.
I tried to get my horses back and get compensation for the vet bills but it turns out (crying) they were sold at auction and were purchased by a (crying) meat buyer. I also found out they had purchased the pony for $50 at the same auction house the week before they put out the sale ad. We were still trying to get compensation but the man had a heart attack and is in really bad shape so we dropped everything and chalked it up as life. And stupidity if you want to put
It that way....

So from now on, I will only purchase by recommendation from my trainer and fork out top dollar for top dollar horses. You get what you pay for!
    09-28-2011, 02:08 AM
Green Broke
Flygap. I, on the norm would never advicate an eye for an eye. However after reading what you have been through, and if I had absolute proof they purchased the Pony as you say. I would continue with the court action heart attack or not.

If they are prepared to rip you off like that, whats to say the heart attack is not a ploy to get your sympathy. I'm not hard hearted, but work in an industry where I deal with persons that are void of integrety, and think nothing of doing what you have experenced, and will keep on doing it, because they have found a way of making good money with no consequence to them self.

They rely on the fact that most folk will not pursue with a damages suit, or a complaint to the police.

The cold hard facts are. They did not give a toss about you when selling you the pony. If you do not take a stand they will go on to do it again, and again. I feel for you and am angered by what you have been put through.
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    09-28-2011, 02:58 AM
Stan, thanks.
If it was ANY other situation I would! But, I know for sure the man probably won't make it and he is losing his "ranch" !slaughter house! Due to medical bills.
It's in bankruptcy.
Normally I would NEVER have traded horses, they were so dear to me, but
I was "certain" they were going to a good home, they even showed me pictures
Of children riding Rosie. My daughter loves her, but I'm afraid she won't make
It much longer and has become dangerous with being 1/2 blind. She was gentle.
Anyone else dealing with loss of sight? I need some help :(

I just hope this thread/story helps BUYERS BEWARE!!!
    09-29-2011, 11:41 AM
Flygap, sooo sorry about your ordeal....unfortunatly I too have learned that little old people in bad health can still rip you off...if they're cons that doesnt change with age just makes it easier to disguise....on the $$$ gets you what you pay for though im still on the fence...we baught my husband a beautifull sorrel mare 2 years ago with papers to prove her worth...she was just a nasty bratt....put her into training and was advised to sell her, that her disposition would never be what we were looking for (layed back, saddle horse) she he said would need 90days +++ ....we sold her and have been told she has joined a local stock contractors up and coming saddle bronc line lol....i got a fraction of what we spent on her back..baught a 4 yr old appy from an acquaintance (also paperded, for what that matters) and paid 200 for her...she is easy keeper, smart, very layed back, good head on her shoulders and is coming along great...so bring your trainer for sure, but don't judge by the $$$
    09-29-2011, 12:53 PM
Oh I agree! My BIL bought two mares from a "famous" breeder's auction for
$4,000 each! Both had GREAT papers, 90 days training and had been "well handled" from birth.
YEAH! Got those mares home and the rodeo was on! Couldn't catch
The crazies unless you had them penned and with grain, and forget about easy haltering, they were TERRIBLY head shy!
So off to the trainer's they went. They were so badly started that it took me YEARS to get them settled.
I just meant that now I take my time, purchase horses with great reputations
From their trainers/farriers/vet's/etc. And typically they turn out sane.
I also recently purchased a $450 horse and now have him at the trainers even
Though he rode well in the arena, was said to be "well broke, no kick, no buck,
No nonscense!" I didn't listen to my own advice and he's going to cost me $1,450
Now! I've also been given a horse that I had for 20 years and my daughter started riding him when she was 2.
So who knows!

Thanks potucek for starting this thread!
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