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        02-11-2009, 05:44 PM
    OK guys lets settle down. Sometimes people do things in a way that is contrary to the way we would do it. Sometimes it is a matter of timing, sometimes it is misunderstanding, sometimes it is inexperience, sometimes it is an unscrupulous seller and a trusting buyer - sometimes it is all of the above.

    Asking "Why didn't you...." or "You could have (or should have)" now is counterproductive. I think Moxie was only trying to relate a bad experience. Let's let it go instead of jumping all over her case for her mistakes.

    I think we've given her good advise for her next purchase and I hope it works out better then this one did.
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        02-11-2009, 11:15 PM
    I just have to say, please give Moxie a break. This was her first horse. She did not have a laptop in her vehicle during the argument, she was emotional, as anyone would be in the situation. She did not realize she could google for a horse hotel, and the only thing she could think of was to get out of the deal. That was then. This is now. Chewing her up and telling her what she "should have known" is not helpful. It is actually very rude.
    If you're not going to be helpful or supportive to her, then don't post.
        02-12-2009, 01:47 AM
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    We all make mistakes when buying horse, you can either get bitter ie all horse traders/ breedsrs are liars thieves and whatever you want to call them. You can stay nieve (sp) think only one of them is like this. Or you can realy learn form this and learn what questions to ask form anyone trying to sell you a horse. The next one may not be dis honest but won't tell you anything unless you ask about it.
        02-12-2009, 09:40 AM
    Awwww Moxie, im sorry you had to go through this . At least you turned this very bad experience into a learning one. You will know how to handle things with the next horse you buy. I bet you learned some things about horses while working with Rogue also. Maybe you can buy the horse you were going to trade Rogue for? Some people will even let you make payments if you need to, but if you do go that route, you will be unable to negotiate price...wich means you will probably have to pay a little more. Im glad you will now be able to find a horse that suits your needs! Gl to ya!!!
        02-12-2009, 12:32 PM
    Alright everyone, cut Moxie a break.
    It was her first time EVER buying a horse; we all know how stressful and wonderful that can be, that we can forget things that we normally wouldn't.
    She already feels awful, even though I'm not quite sure why - she did what she had to; the mare was not ill-cared for, and won't be abused or malnourished while left with these people.
    Moxie has well-deserved respect on these boards for being a wonderful person with a huge heart. Some of you newer people posting on here should perhaps go do some reading of her other posts.

    Bobbie, I wish you all the best with the roan mare, it sounds like a great match.

    Thank you.
        02-12-2009, 12:57 PM
    I have to agree with the others, that are saying "Give Moxie a break".
    IMO, she did the right thing for her situation.

    Sometimes things (including horses) are just not worth the nightmare of aggravation that go with it. Trailers & boarding are not just found at the drop of a hat. I had to have a horse trucked to a vet hospital and had a horrible time digging up transportation. No the vet couldn't help with that. Its not always as easy as it sounds.

    There are to many nice horses out there to worry about one that was basically "free" (that seems to had lots of invisible strings attached to it) . I see and hear about cheap & free horses all the time. This is definetly a "Cut your losses and move on" situation in my mind.

    I have seen these types of deals before, here you own the horse, I'm giving it to you, you pay the bills and then when you want to move it or sell it, its a whole new story.
        02-13-2009, 11:27 AM
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    Thanks friends for the support. It was a crazy situation, one of which I have learned from. Not only about how people can be, but also a little about temperamental horses as well.

    I've also learned not to think with my 'heart', something I wish I knew then, but eh. Live and Learn, right? I am taking a more guarded approach to this other mare I am trying out. I am trying to see her for what she is, and not just going ga-ga for her.

    Yes, I might have to pay more, but if she works out to be everything that I want, then she is well worth the price.

    As far as the 'shoulda, woulda, coulda' game, it's just a little too late, as unfortunate as it is.

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