Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum
When we picked up the first saddle, he was there and the lady confided that he was pretty well useless. Sold himself as a ranch hand, but doesn't hardly know how to halter and lead a horse, much less saddle one. The lady was friends with my boyfriend when they were in high school, so that's why we felt we could trust her.
Another red flag should have been that when we went to pick up the first saddle, she had just bought a horse less than 24-hours before that was colicking when she bought her (according to the lady...I saw the horse first-hand and she looked exhausted and not feeling well, but not exactly colicky). Who buys a horse when they even remotely suspect that it's colicking?
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In that case, shame on her, she used her previous connection with your BF against you. Yeah, smells of real old fish! Well, once you get rid of the one saddle, if you can wait and save up a bit of money, then go looking for a good one.