Has anyone ever had this happen to them? - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 Old 06-09-2009, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
Chat Moderator
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: western Kentucky
Posts: 3,744
• Horses: 2
Has anyone ever had this happen to them?

Someone call you about this horse, it is a deal of a lifetime. Saturday, I was called by a nonhorse friend, and told there is a great horse for $400, and it will save another guy from going to the auction. When I get there the horse owner's 4 year old daughter is riding it. This horse is a race bred Qh that is Supossedly bred back to War Admiral, and wanted to go. The horse was alittle thin, easty enough to fix.

reason i didn't buy her

#1 I don't trust the owner, former personal experiances with him.

#2 i don't need another horse exspecially a "race bred" one, or a horse for my buddy to ride.

#3 At that price I firgured something was wrong with her.

#4 The mare's leg started bleeding after a short ride, they calmed it was a stratch.

Yes I went in there with the idea I was not going to buy that horse.

Anyone else had similar experiances buying horses?

A good cowboy always has a better horse at the end of the ride, a poor cowboy will be afoot reguardless of the horse.

Mis Raices Estan Aqui (my roots are buried here)

Last edited by Kentucky; 06-09-2009 at 06:41 PM.
Kentucky is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 9 Old 06-09-2009, 06:43 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 2,807
• Horses: 0
Yeah, my best friends did.
I went to a barn, supposed to have rolling fields with fat happy horses. Got there, a greasy fat guy ran the stable and he did not have the horses in fences, they were all sick, not bedding in the stalls, his "prized" Andalusian stallions were all sick and flat out nasty. It was terrible.
ilovemyPhillip is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 06-09-2009, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
Chat Moderator
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: western Kentucky
Posts: 3,744
• Horses: 2
oh I almost forget

#5 he said i don'thave the paper work but I have a copy of it and can't find them

A good cowboy always has a better horse at the end of the ride, a poor cowboy will be afoot reguardless of the horse.

Mis Raices Estan Aqui (my roots are buried here)
Kentucky is offline  
post #4 of 9 Old 06-09-2009, 09:23 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 666
• Horses: 4
More times than I can count Kentucky. I have walked away from many horses that I have went to look at for all of the reasons you listed.

Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne
close2prfct is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 06-09-2009, 09:37 PM
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Vermont
Posts: 18
• Horses: 3
Same here, but the horse I went to go and check that was suppose to be "perfect". The poor mare was underweight, and her hooves were curled in the front, also she was supose to be 7, but she was 18 from what I could tell by her teeth. Luckly for me, my friend who is a vet. Took her home with her and she lived for 5 years before she passed away

What can be said, about feeling free? The rush of the wind, the beating of your heart and the sound of pounding hooves echoing in your heart and soul. Leaving the world behind with it's worries and ties, just your horse and you.
NokotaWildHeart is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 06-10-2009, 01:39 PM
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 408
• Horses: 0
A friend of mine sold a horse to a mutual acquaintance for $1000 about 2 months ago. She tried to sell it to my boyfriend for $1600 last week, after she's been roping off of it and running the hell out of it for the whole time she's had it; not to mention the fact that she weighs upwards of 300 pounds. Of course, she wouldn't let him take it and try it, and she won't let him come see it unless she knows in advance that he's coming. Gee, I'm sure that's not because she wants to ACE/Bute him or anything like that...
xilikeggs0 is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 06-10-2009, 08:16 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: on a farm, duh!
Posts: 3,475
• Horses: 2
My mom rode this awsome horse that she fell in love with, but when he was checked out he had a history of laminitis I think

Jumping a horse = Getting wings!
Why live on the edge when you can jump off?- Greenwood Horse Trials Tee-Shirt
StormyBlues is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 06-11-2009, 08:03 AM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 31
• Horses: 0
It is truly a buyer beware market out there, now more than ever. I looked at a few that were questionable. The owners weren't bad just had the horse over priced. I almost always get a vet check. I have lucked out with the last two horses I have bought and have had no problems and delt with very honest sellers.
Stock Horse Show Source is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 06-12-2009, 01:38 AM
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Australia (NSW)
Posts: 693
• Horses: 1
I've tried out sooo many horses in the past two months and not bought any of them for a variety of reasons. I have found some very honest owners but also some VERY dishonest and unreasonable owners. I have not bought horses because they have not been what the ad or owner said they were, they were unsound (although the owner would swear there was nothing wrong with them, they were just lacking work), one horse which was supposedly quiet and educated did more backward and sideways steps than forward steps when the owner hopped on, not worth what the owner has priced them at and they are unwilling to negotiate. So many supposedly perfect wonderful horses really are not.

Boxer Diligent, loyal, strong
boxer is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OMG what will happen now? hrsjmpr32 Horse Training 18 04-05-2009 12:57 PM
It could only happen to a cat !!! Spyder General Off Topic Discussion 8 11-16-2008 12:32 PM
is this supposed to happen? help! luvmystandardbred27 Horse Breeds 7 01-07-2008 05:46 PM
The best thing to ever happen to me. SPIRITEDone Horse Pictures 11 03-19-2007 12:56 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome