Originally Posted by With Grace
Fahntasia- Im sitting here jaw dropped after reading your post.
Im so angry for you, what a horrible person to try and take advantage of you. A 15k green broke TB? I would have laughed out loud if I werent so stunned! You must be heartbroken, Im so sorry this has happened. I do believe he quoted you 1500 from the beginning, because no one takes only 200 deposit on a 15k horse. Did you get your deposit back???
Originally Posted by LostInTheWoods02114
Fahntasia...I am so sad to read about what happened to you. He really expected you to hand over that additional amount because you loved the horse. What if he comes back and agrees to his original offering? No one is going to pay that kind of money for this horse and he knows it. He will come crawling back, my prediction.
: I was so stunned when I realized no way was I getting him, that I couldn't even argue with him. He took the heart right out of me.
I was thinking the same about the deposit, if he was in reality a $15000 horse I would have left 2k as a deposit not 200$....Yes I got the deposit back, but the week I spent on tino breaks my heart that it just wasn't meant to be. The money I spent buying things for him doesn't matter, i'll use it one day. This incident made me wiser that's for sure!
Glad to hear Kestrel is doing great, so glad for you, don't worry about being a mama hen about her it's normal =) Lost:
He did expect it, I think I kind of shocked him with my immediate "no way am I paying 15k for a green broke paperless horse" comment. If he would call me tomorrow with the original price I would take tino in a heartbeat, he really wormed his way into my heart fast, never has happened before.
Did your instructer explain to you what a "half halt" is? It sounds harder then it actually is and is great for getting your mount collected and balanced, it's like a little check up "hey im about to ask you for something" or a "hey remember what we are doing" keeps the rider from being a "passenger" and more of a partnership. Here's a linky: How to Perform a Half-Halt
good luck with the horses, the gelding sounds a dream, and i'm sure the mare will warm up soon, they always seem to take a little longer