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post #1 of 4 Old 02-12-2009, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
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I have a question

I am trying to sell my quarter horse. He has surface quarter cracks on the fronts. Farrier says nothing serious and has not caused any lameness. I have done everything to fix the problem but nothing works 100%. I need to sell my guy cause I have dr. orders that I can not ride for atleast a year. I don't want him to just sit in the pasture for that year. Can anyone help me on what I can do to sell him? I have him listed for $1,500 and everyone says he's worth that but when I mention he needs shoes for riding cause of the quarter cracks they turn and run.

Am I going to be stuck with this horse? I over looked the cracks cause he is such a nice guy and the cracks didn't bother me. Ok so sure he may need alittle extra care but personally I think he's worth it.
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post #2 of 4 Old 02-12-2009, 06:06 PM
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ANy pics? Who's been doing his feet? Perhaps another farrier or another trimmer would have more success. I doubt you'd be stuck with him over surface cracks. Many, many horses need shoes for different issues. Maybe it's just the way you are saying it? Because, maybe you don't *want* to sell, you just know you *have* to... sucks sometimes doesn't it?
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post #3 of 4 Old 02-13-2009, 02:05 AM
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If it's not something that has ever been a concern to you in the past or now, why mention it? every buyer is entitled to having the horse go thru a vet for a pre-purchase exam so let them work thru if its actually a concern. If it were a behavioral thing ok or if it were a health problem then you should but if it's never been a problem why point it out?
If you are set on selling the horse and that crack were to actually affect a sale then why not offer to lower the selling price? $1,500 isn't much at all for a horse to begin with so I could imagine it would close off a deal.

As it was already posted, I also wouldn't mind seeing a photo of the crack.
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post #4 of 4 Old 02-13-2009, 06:44 PM
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If they're not bad enough to cause problems, I wouldn't make a big deal out of it. Obviously the people are going to come look at him before they buy him, and you can use that as a test; if they don't notice or ask about them, maybe they're not ready to be a horse owner. If they do ask, and you calmly tell them you don't know what caused them but that he's perfectly sound with shoes like you say here, then it's their decision...if they like him, surely they won't let some light cracks blow the sale. I know if I liked the horse, I wouldn't let it stand in my way of buying it. Maybe give them your farrier's number and let them know they can ask him any questions they may have about the situation. Be courteous and truthful, but watch that you're not subconciously 'sabotaging' the sale if you'd secretly like to keep him... :)

Or could you contact your local 4-H group and see if there's a local girl that might like to keep him in condition for you? You can't ride, but that doesn't mean you can't sit in a chair with a cool glass of lemonade and watch a kid do the work :)
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