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post #31 of 49 Old 07-09-2010, 03:37 PM
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I have only kept in touch with one pony and that was only because i saw her regularly at shows.

If as stated in your other threads your using a friends bridle, just get that size or ask your instructer. What size is your horse?

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post #32 of 49 Old 07-09-2010, 10:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Jordan S View Post
It was one simple email so I am still a bit in shock. IDK. lol, i just feel a little offended they couldn't do a better job hiding the fact that they woke up on some crappy side of the bed that morning.
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post #33 of 49 Old 07-10-2010, 12:09 AM
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That stinks that the people you bought your horse from are so goofy about things. I agree with a lot of what others have said on here (there are a lot of variables such as where you bought the horse (private seller, broker, foreclosure, etc), why the people are selling the horse, whether the people regret selling, and even potentially how your parents handled the "negotiation" of the lower sale price) that may influence their attitude towards you.

I was very greatful to the lady I bought my mare from. She knew it was my first time buying a horse and when I contacted her later with questions and photos, she was always helpful and is a wonderful contact to have. She tried her best to help me with as much as she knew (they'd only had the horse a little less than a year when they sold her). However, I've also been on the other end of the deal where I've sold horses only to have the new owners dismiss any "Hey, just thought I'd check in to see how things are working out between you guys" contact. Such is life, I suppose...

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post #34 of 49 Old 07-10-2010, 12:42 AM
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Hi Jordan S,
I have just purchased my first horse too! Congratulations! It's a lot of work trying to figure out what to buy and what works for your particular horse. I've found that the majority of people who have horses are quite willing to share their knowledge with you as a newbie. If I were you, I would cease contact with the previous owner since they don't appear to want to be very helpful for whatever reason, and just rely on your trainer and perhaps other friendly people in your boarding facility (that's what I do) for perplexing questions. And don't worry about the bridle question. I think it's legitimate. I went to buy one and had all sorts of questions about sizes and types because my boy has a huge noggin. Standard sizing doesn't fit him. You're much better off asking lots of questions rather than buying expensive equipment that doesn't fit properly. Good luck and enjoy your new horse!!!
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post #35 of 49 Old 07-10-2010, 02:31 AM
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Even if the seller didn't want any further contact, it looks like she could at least have emailed you back and told you so instead of having someone else email you and then calling your trainer. That's just weird to me and a bit dramatic don't you think? I wouldn't think twice about asking someone what bit they were riding with on a horse I just bought. If the horse has a bit that he is doing well with and likes , then why go through all the trial and error.
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post #36 of 49 Old 07-10-2010, 12:55 PM
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I can see both sides in this issue.

My opinion is:

Many people do not want to sell their Horse, but may be forced to, so calls or email, etc. may keep bringing up the wound of having to sell a friend.

Many people that sell a Horse are in a business, similar to selling a car, once the sale is done it is done.

As with any thing I buy, I do the research and ask questions before the purchase, not saying that with a Horse there may be something unexpected I may need to know, but I would not contact the seller more than once, unless the seller offered, even then I probably would not contact them more than once afterward, not saying how anyone should do it, just my preference.

I bought a Horse once and the seller called me every month asking how the Horse was, was it eating OK, etc, etc. It really got on my nerves after 6 or 7 months, I am glad she finally gave up, I never try to be rude, but I thought I might have to be if she didn't quit.


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post #37 of 49 Old 07-10-2010, 08:05 PM
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That strikes me as odd. If I sold a horse, I would want regular updates and possibly be allowed to come visit him. I would help the new owner any way I could.

I've heard that my horse's first owner wants to come visit him, but she's never tried to contact me and I don't have any of her contact info, either. I am glad that she's at least interested in him, though.

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post #38 of 49 Old 07-11-2010, 12:13 AM
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I have always figured it to be normal to keep in contact with buyer/seller about previous horses.
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post #39 of 49 Old 07-11-2010, 12:20 AM
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Some people are just nuts..... sad to say someone should act that way....
Look on the bright side I had a woman who gave me a horse that was bones when I got her, OMG she was a pain telling me what to feed her and when to ride her... that fact she was around 33 when I got her I made her my garden pet... don't worry if you need help there are a bunch of good people on here that will help you out... take care shazz...
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post #40 of 49 Old 07-11-2010, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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At this point I wish they could've just ignored my email. I also wonder, if they didn't wanna be contacted, why does this previous owner put up her contact info on Eragon's sale profile..???? Why not take it down immediately after we got him??

Well, at least I got an amazing horse out of it all. I'm posting pictures soon! For now I may post the videos of him that are already on youtube.

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