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    04-16-2011, 11:42 AM
Question Anyone know this dealer's number (east mids, UK)

Hello there,
I was just wondering if anyone know's the dealer, Jimmy Doran's, number? He's based around the East Midlands, UK.
I know you shouldn't trust dealers, however, a colleague recommended him to me, and said he was a decent guy. I want to get in touch with him (but his business is hardly the kind if thing you'd find in the yellow pages )
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    04-17-2011, 10:36 AM
BUMP - Someone must have his number... or the number of a 'safe'* trader in the East Midlands?
* I say safe, I know you shouldn't trust dealers, I just mean a dealer that someone has traded with before, and hasn't had any trouble.
    04-17-2011, 03:15 PM
Green Broke
Who said you shouldnt trust dealers? Way to tar every dealer with the same brush.

You NEVER trust any one. Infact I would say the worst of the lot are the private sellers.

I have bought many horses off dealers, I have bought many out of markets and I have bought many privately.

If you look for a reputable dealer then not only are you covered under the sale of goods act but the dealer will be protecting thier reputation so are not going to sell you anything doped etc. Of all sellers I would be most inclined to trust a reputable dealer.

Private sellers it is a case of buyer beware and you have absolutly no legal comeback at all

Markets if you know what you are doing can actualy be fairly good places to buy. Markets always put me on my guard as generaly horses are there for a reason, you just have to work out what that reason is and if you can cope with it. Being on your guard means that you notice things oyu wouldnt normaly.
    04-17-2011, 05:55 PM
Okay, thanks, I was just saying it, so that people understood I'm not just one of those people that will go to any old dealer, and have the wool pulled over my eyes. I was just saying because some people get kinda mean and say 'dealers are all gypsies out to make a quick ' which I know, in some cases may be true, I was just trying to cover my back from people having a go, saying I should know better than to trust a dealer, that's all.
    04-17-2011, 06:06 PM
Green Broke
Just go for a reputable dealer.

Under UK law you have more protection going with a dealer then with a private seller. Whoever you go with be careful people do lie about horses and if they don't lie they with hold the truth or understate problems. Always get a vetting WITH Bloods and get any garentees in writing.
    04-17-2011, 06:19 PM
Thank you for your advice Faye, I'll definitely do that. I just need to find some reputable dealers in my area now :p
    04-17-2011, 06:30 PM
Green Broke
Best place to look is actual by word of mouth. Go to local riding schools, equestrian centres and show centres. Pony club DC's and instructors are good sources of ponies and Riding club secretaries often know of good ones that haven't been advertised yet.
Also make yourself known to the local tackshop owner, I've had many jobs and rides because she has been asked if she knew of anyone and I am well known to her. I often get asked if I know of anyone who is looking and I get told of lots of horses for sale simply because of my presence in the local horsey community. (BTW if you know of anyone looking for a 6yrold very green section D, a 12 yr old 16.2hh project horse or an 11hh leadrein pony then let me know!)

I KNOW that often the best horses are never advertised as they are sold before the advert even hits the papers/internet.

What do you want the horse for? If you are looking for a competition horse then be prepared to travel extensivly to find the right horse. If you want a good hack then often riding schools will have a horse for sale that is arena sour or not happy giving lessons.
    04-17-2011, 06:45 PM
I will let you know if anyone's looking Faye
And I want the horse purely as a good, 100% safe hack (okay, again, I know there's no such thing as a bomb proof horse, but as safe as can be really, and that can hack out alone) but not a cob, because they're more often than not, very unresponsive to aids. And thank you again, I didn't think of contacting local riding stables
    04-17-2011, 07:19 PM
Green Broke
Again don't automaticly assume cobs are unresponsive. It all depends on the scholing that has been put into the horse.

I have never ridden an nresponsive cob. I've ridden a traditional cob who did dressage, a show cob who happily did one day events and lots of welsh cobs who wher "interesting" to ride.


Show cob (not in show gear as we were eventing)

Welsh cob
    04-18-2011, 03:47 AM
I agree with Faye - NEVER TRUST ANYONE! I once bought a 'quiet' horse from a private seller who turned out to be anything but and he must have been doped to the eyeballs when I tried him out.

I have also bought a mare from a reputable dealer and she turned out to be pretty much as he described her. She is still with me 17 years later. This dealer bought horses for trekking centres and came recommended through them. Sadly he's no longer alive.

Whether you buy privately, or from a dealer, always ask around and try and find people who know them or have bought horses from them before.


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