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        05-29-2009, 02:54 PM
      #11
    Trained
    I would ride Montana if I could. I'm 4 months pregnant and am not going to risk anything happening to me or the baby. If they don't like that, they can leave. I'm not going to endanger the baby's life just to please someone. I do lunge (if they want) him before they ride so they can see how he moves, how he is at the w/t/c before they get on. They don't have to ride him if I don't, its all what they have decided.

    I know Montana will not be a perfect match for everyone, I'm not saying he is, but to come out for almost 2 hours and ride him for over an hour, I think it a bit excessive if the horse isn't a perfect match. I would think experienced horse people (which everyone has been except for a mother and daughter) would know off the bat if a horse was a good match or not. I know I did when I went looking at horses.

    When I put negotiable, I knew I'd get offers, but $500 for a $2,000 horse is ridiculous IMO. I will edit out the neg. Part and see what happens. I just think this girl was looking for a great deal. IMO she'd have better luck at the auction.

    I will revise my game plan for when people come out. I don't mind showing him to people. I just don't like the fact when people are out there for around 2 hours and seem like they're really interested and then they hit you with the BS. So IMO they came out for a "free ride".

    If he's not going to work out, then have the decency to get off or leave and just say that "He's a nice horse but i'm looking for something different" or whatever. I'd be fine with that.
         
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        05-30-2009, 09:06 AM
      #12
    Started
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    Originally Posted by Walkamile    
    Did you put in your add serious inquirier only? Not sure if that would deter someone with brass looking for a free ride, but might help.
    I'm looking for a horse now. I will tell you that I don't call the ads that say "serious inquiries only." There's a horse I'd love more info about but it says that in the ad. I'm not calling. I am seriously looking at horses but I don't know if I am seriously looking at THAT horse. That phrase is off-putting.
         
        05-30-2009, 11:01 AM
      #13
    Trained
    I did that mostly so I wouldn't get kids e-mailing or calling just to get more pictures.

    I'm not saying they have to want Montana when they see the ad, but atleast have an interest in him to be contacting me and not someone who just wants to add to their picture collection.

    And if someone's put off by it, then it wasn't meant to be. (no offense Joshie, I understand completely where you are coming from)
         
        05-30-2009, 02:37 PM
      #14
    Showing
    I think its just one of those things you have to bite your tongue and put up with the BS when you have anything for sale.
    I've sold a few horses, cars, houses. Etc. Its all the same, gotta wade through the mud to get to solid ground. Very rarely does a sale of anything go without a few pains in the patooty.
         
        05-30-2009, 06:56 PM
      #15
    Trained
    That's what I was figuring.
    I guess what really sparked this was having a young girl come out twice and then basically want him for little to nothing when I feel I have him priced reasonably.
         

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