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post #1 of 9 Old 06-09-2009, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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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?

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post #2 of 9 Old 06-09-2009, 06:43 PM
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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.
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post #3 of 9 Old 06-09-2009, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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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

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post #4 of 9 Old 06-09-2009, 09:23 PM
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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.

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post #5 of 9 Old 06-09-2009, 09:37 PM
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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

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post #6 of 9 Old 06-10-2009, 01:39 PM
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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...
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post #7 of 9 Old 06-10-2009, 08:16 PM
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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

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post #8 of 9 Old 06-11-2009, 08:03 AM
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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.
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post #9 of 9 Old 06-12-2009, 01:38 AM
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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.

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