I know she might be the only one but I'm worried about what she's going to do with her. At first she said she was looking for something to do shows on and then she decided she was just going to hack and then when she came to to see her she said that she was going used in lessons for some beginner rider she knows. She keeps on changing what she's doing with her and complaining about the price. My grandad said that we might end up putting her in an auction or something but I'm not too keen as most of the horses end up going to slaughter.
My grandad was shocked to find out that the saddle is worth more than the actual horse
WSArabians- I think it's just her friends opinion
The horse isnt going to be sold for slaughter as I doubt your passport allows it - you can check this yourself but most UK horses are passported as 'not allowed for slaughter' as they will have been given various medications that prevent them going into the food chain. There is no slaughter money at all in a horse that can't be sold for meat - you pretty much have to pay to have them put down so not many riding horse do get sold for slaughter at auctions. If you put a reserve price on her then you are in control and if you speak to the auctioneers about your concerns beforehand they know all the 'dodgy' buyers and the regulars and will give you a nod if they think the bidder is going to give her a good home.
If this sale falls through I would be tempted to sell the tack/rugs separately
The Galvaynes groove - like I said - not foolproof but generally if it isnt visible the horse is 8 or under or its over 25
I think you need to get your own vet to check things out
What is the age on her passport?
Where does the woman who has her on loan live? Please don't give out any names!!!!