I have this odd habit of looking up horses for sale on dreamhorse and equine in a 200 mile radius of where I live on a daily basis just to see what's out there, fair market value or to see if I know any of the horses. Well, yesterday, lo and behold, my old boy popped up as for sale. Now this is the horse that I leased the broodmare, bred her, kept her through the pregnancy, and then raised the baby, broke him and then showed. I had the horse from his first steps to a 5 year old and then I had to sell him because of health issues at the time :( Regardless, I loved the horse and placed him in a good home. Unfortunately, the girl that bought him 2 years ago had to sell him because of financial difficulties and let him go to a young man who claimed he was low on money, wanted to event and do big shows but couldn't afford an expensive horse (she was selling him for dirt cheap) and he was so excited to have him. She believed him, told me what had happened, and we both felt good about it.
Here's where the story goes bad...that young gentleman it turns out is a trainer/dealer. He had the horse maybe a month and took him to Devon, Plantation Fields, and some other top notch shows to get his name out and now has him for sale again. But that's not even the part that bothers me. The part that bothers me is that in the ad he claims that the horse is a TB/Percheron cross, which I know is a lie. He also claims the horse is unregistered, another lie, but then he would have to admit the breed is wrong. And he claims he has had the horse a long time, yet another lie. Since he also was not honest about his intentions when he bought him, and now he is lying in the ad, I'm very concerned about his horse ethics. I was shocked to see a horse that could hardly jump going over huge fences at Devon and the horse trials at Plantation so now I'm worried there is also some other unethical things happening. While what he does with the horse is out of my control at this point, I am wondering if I should report him to Dreamhorse and Equine as a fraudulent seller. He has at least 10 or more horses for sale, and if you lie about one, I'm sure it's not hard to lie about the others. What do you think? Sit back and let it happen since he's not mine anymore or report it? He also has a website for selling so I could contact him and confront him about the lie?
Sorry for the long spiel, this whole situation has me in tears