Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Your trainer, in this case, is acting like a buyer's agent. If I were a seller that she is taking you to and you bought my horse, why would I expect to pay a commission to her? I didn't authorize her to find me a buyer - but you authorized her to find you a seller.
10% is the typical commission you would expect to pay but that should have been worked out in advance. It is very poor business on her part to take you around without advising you as to a cost involved. I would talk to her immediately so that there are no hard feelings latter.
It is possible that she could collect on both ends if she takes you to a seller who asked her to find a buyer and you are the buyer who asked her to find you a horse. Even in that case, you should expect to pay a commission for her services.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
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