Originally Posted by Eclipse295
Oh sure, I would love to trade my Bomb-proof, begginer safe horse for your green horse that rears, especially when you are to lazy or not knowledgeable enough to know that putting a tie down on isn't a permanent fix for rearing, and it isn't a substitute for good training.
I know people who would make that trade.
There's one horse I know who has been there, done that with everything. He's quiet, but still can move out. He's older, and can't keep up with his owner anymore. He would be a perfect first horse for a beginner trying to learn the basics.
She would love to trade him for a project OTTB.
There's an arc in price range. Young green horses are generally cheap. Older done-everything horses are generally cheap. The middle range is more expensive. So it's really not a bad trade.
As far as her not being knowledgeable, I give her credit for admitting to it. How many people do we see come to this forum every day, way over-horsed but determined not to "give up on him/her"? Those are the disasters waiting to happen. The seller here is smart enough to get out before the disaster occurs.