01-12-2011, 01:27 AM
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I backed out of a horse purchase..is it wrong to ask for my money back?
I was looking to buy a horse for me to pleasure ride plus I needed a companion for my colt. My colt was a rescue and barely 3 months when I got him. My friend needed to wein her mare from her 5 month old filly and asked if I wanted to borrow her for a companion for my colt till I found a horse. Her mare was also for sale at the time but I didn't consider her because my ved advised me to get a gelding not a mare. He said my colt was stunted and I should wait as long as I could to geld him. Hence..a gelding. I found this beautiful arabian gelding, rode him, and loved him! Seller and I agreed on $2,000. She also was letting me make payments. He was kept at her house in the meantime. After working with him, riding him and spending a lot more time with him I started to realize he was way too much horse for me. He constantly tested me, I could not get him to trot he would always try to buck me off when I'd ask. When I first rode him the seller rode her older gelding and I followed her. But now that it was just me and him everything chaned. The seller raised him. He is very good with her. I knew he would be a great horse I just didn't have the experience and the confidence he needed to become that. I also was falling in love with my friends mare. My friend told me she had a buyer for her and I freaked out. The mare had been at my house for 2 months by now. I became so close with her and she was so good with my colt I could not even think about letting her go. Plus I was so frustrated with my new gelding getting bucked off just made me a little on edge around him. So I talked to the seller. She was really nice. I knew she spent the $1,000 I paid her so far. I did not think it was fair of me to ask her for my money back. She has lots of pasture and I said maybe I could pasture my horses there to help square up on the money. That was 5 months ago. We still keep in contact a little. She just told me she has another buyer for the gelding. Would it be wrong for me to ask for my money back? Or at least some of it? $1,000 is a lot of money and I could really use it. I don't feel as bad now that she's selling him again. What should I do?