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    09-25-2012, 10:10 AM
  #4511
Yearling
Tianimalz, the reason it annoys me is because this person clearly didn't care enough about the horse to know anything about its past. It's clear that they bought it just for the looks, and that's something that really gets to me personally. If they wanted a paddock ornament, why not go and rescue one rather than get a horse like him who would obviously have a future ahead of him?

I also don't appreciate my opinion being called ridiculous. I'm sorry if you don't find the ad annoying but I do, and that's all I was trying to express.
     
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    09-25-2012, 10:37 AM
  #4512
Trained
I've got a few of those Tracer. But one is 25, the other a lame 14 year old, and a 17 year old who I bought bred, sight unseen who lost her baby and will probably never foal again. My young guys are for sale to keep room for my seniors.
A broke six year old gelding has great potential. A 10 year old unbroke gelding is just meat potential in this market.
     
    09-25-2012, 10:37 AM
  #4513
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Tracer    
Tianimalz, the reason it annoys me is because this person clearly didn't care enough about the horse to know anything about its past. It's clear that they bought it just for the looks, and that's something that really gets to me personally. If they wanted a paddock ornament, why not go and rescue one rather than get a horse like him who would obviously have a future ahead of him?

I also don't appreciate my opinion being called ridiculous. I'm sorry if you don't find the ad annoying but I do, and that's all I was trying to express.
You missed Tia's point as well, she was merely pointing out that some people may not care about the bloodlines/past. They merely love a horse, or any animal, just for the simplistic beauty that they are.
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    09-25-2012, 10:40 AM
  #4514
Yearling
I don't know about my new ponys past besides the fact she's been in and out of sale barns the last year. That doesn't mean I don't care. I bought her from a trader, I doubt he knew, and that's that. Sometimes you just don't know and can't find out. Nothing wrong with that.
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    09-25-2012, 10:48 AM
  #4515
Yearling
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Originally Posted by WSArabians    
I've got a few of those Tracer. But one is 25, the other a lame 14 year old, and a 17 year old who I bought bred, sight unseen who lost her baby and will probably never foal again. My young guys are for sale to keep room for my seniors.
A broke six year old gelding has great potential. A 10 year old unbroke gelding is just meat potential in this market.
I can more than understand your case; those horses deserve a good home to live out a retirement. My big concern is that this horse has an unknown background, and that's all well and good for someone who just wants an ornament. But what about the person who buys him to use, only to find out that he is unsound or something of the sort? I just can't fathom why someone would buy a horse without knowing their past.

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Originally Posted by AbsitVita    
You missed Tia's point as well, she was merely pointing out that some people may not care about the bloodlines/past. They merely love a horse, or any animal, just for the simplistic beauty that they are.
I can understand that too. But my problem lies in the fact that they are selling it on without any knowledge of it's past. Like I said above, what if he had an injury as a foal that has caused him to be unridable? What if whoever buys him wants to register him?

I didn't mean to start an argument/debate about this. I found the ad ridiculous/annoying because I don't know anyone who would spend that amount of money on a horse with an unknown past. And, like I said, it annoys me that people buy horses like him who could have all the chances in the world rather than some poor older horse or an unwanted horse, who can make just as pretty of an ornament. It seems like a waste to me, both of this horse and of any other horse they could have bought instead. I'm a big one for rescues and as you can all probably tell, I can go a bit overboard.
     
    09-25-2012, 10:52 AM
  #4516
Trained
I hear you, Tracer. I wouldn't spend that much on a horse that I knew nothing about. Hopefully,.for that much, a prospective buyer will get a pre-purchase vet exam.
The thing that bothers me is having a sound, healthy gelding and no training. At six he has potential, as a 15 year old he doesn't. Really takes away from his odds of having a safe life.
That being said, people will always do what they want and most times it isn't worth the brain power to think about why. As with most of the cases posted in this thread.
     
    09-25-2012, 10:53 AM
  #4517
Banned
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Originally Posted by Tracer    

I can understand that too. But my problem lies in the fact that they are selling it on without any knowledge of it's past. Like I said above, what if he had an injury as a foal that has caused him to be unridable? What if whoever buys him wants to register him?

I didn't mean to start an argument/debate about this. I found the ad ridiculous/annoying because I don't know anyone who would spend that amount of money on a horse with an unknown past. And, like I said, it annoys me that people buy horses like him who could have all the chances in the world rather than some poor older horse or an unwanted horse, who can make just as pretty of an ornament. It seems like a waste to me, both of this horse and of any other horse they could have bought instead. I'm a big one for rescues and as you can all probably tell, I can go a bit overboard.
You'll be thrilled to know the type of horse I have as a 5-days a week pasture ornament ;) What's it matter to anyone else? That horse made someone very happy and had a happy life overall, really I can't see why someone would complain about that, but oh well.

They probably won't get the amount they're looking for, but all the luck to them. Also, it's the buyers job to get a PPE done to make sure the horse is suitable for what they want it to be, if they want a registered horse then for petes sake go get one that is registered, why look at one that can't be? That is griping over the silliest things.

Happy Tuesday to you, Tracer, I have little interest in arguing over someones opinion of what a happy horse needs to be considered "useful." There appears to be little on craigslist in my area today, so I'll probably just be loling along with everyone elses posts today :)
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    09-25-2012, 11:02 AM
  #4518
Yearling
This has nothing to do with what makes a horse useful. Yes, this horse is happy, and I'm glad about that. I'm not even going to try this any more, you clearly can't even attempt to see my point.

WS, I hope that someone will do that, because I daresay he'd be a lovely horse. If I had even slightly enough money or the experience he'd probably need, I'd probably be tempted myself; he's a beautiful solid boy.
     
    09-25-2012, 04:27 PM
  #4519
Yearling
This one had me laffin', then I cried a little.

free horse (goodrich)

8 yr old hefflinger/quarter mix chestnut color. Has not been rode in about 3 yrs. Green broke, but I have had her on the trails and she has done good. Likes to bolt. I fell off her 3 yrs ago due to a wrong fitting saddle that I was trying out. I an no longer able ride her. We currently have her in a electric fence, but breaks out daily. I no longer live in michigan as my parents are keeping her . She got out this moring and caused a ruckus, so my parents want her gone. I can't afford to board her anywhere. She is just sitting in the pasture not being used. She needs a coggins and shots. I can't put anymore money into her. Responed only if you intend to come get her, I don't have time to waste waiting for all the "yup I want her, but never show up's anymore!"





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    09-25-2012, 04:44 PM
  #4520
Green Broke
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Tianimalz, the reason it annoys me is because this person clearly didn't care enough about the horse to know anything about its past.

Im not trying to start an agrument here since this thread isnt about this but I can't just read this...


My colt is the LOVE of my life. He is definitely my heart horse.

But I don't know CRAP about his past. I have NO idea who his sire is, I no next to nothing about his dam no bloodlines beyond her either because she was grade....
Does that mean I don't care about him? HeJJ no. I love this horse...but im not worried about where he comes from, what his past was like, etc. I just love him for how he is now.


I think that's what Tia was going for as well.

End rant*



Omg Dimsum....thats epic! Rofl
     

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