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        03-17-2012, 12:20 AM
      #21
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
    Those are all the reasons I won't deal with rescues, but people know going in that they'll never own the horse, so it's on them if they want to agree to what amounts to nothing more than a lifetime foster arrangement.

    If a private party takes money for something, they have no right to make any stipulations. They should do due diligence in making sure the animal us going to the best possible home, but have no rights to it once it leaves their ownership.
    I looked into adopting from a rescue once. It's way too much work for not enough rewards. They basically wanted to have full rights to the horse while I payed for it. When I buy a horse, I want to own it.
         
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        03-17-2012, 06:59 AM
      #22
    Showing
    I recently went to see horse advertised as free (Anna - in my barn). I went to see the horse, spent some time with her and her owner, decided that I could work with the horse and he was OK with me taking her (he was her breeder). NO stips but I took out a pen and paper, wrote out a bill of sale for $1.00, "as is".

    The $1.00 was "consideration" in the "sale", I loaded the horse and took her to her new home. Had there been conditions, I would have left without the horse.
         
        03-17-2012, 07:21 AM
      #23
    Weanling
    I struggled with this issue, the selling part, not the rearing. My gelding is a great horse when rode by a confident rider, if your like me, low confidence and if
    He spooks you end up on the ground lol So when I decided to sell him I went over all of it with my husband and he looked at me like I was crazy. He said when you sell your horse, your selling your rights to that horse as well, and your just asking to be lied to, by the buyer. I listed my horse and I made sure that I was very honest about him and when the buyer came I went over all of his faults, probably more so then his attributes. I didn't get a lot of responses at first, but finally a girl came out got right on him and rode him and he looked awesome under her hands. He is hers now and I'm very happy with it.
    On a side note my friend bought a buckskin, she even rode him and our friend rode him as well, so she bought him. She got him home and the next thing you know he started rearing, not just once but everytime she got on him. This horse was her first purchase and her first fall from a horse. It was very dissappointing for her and luckily we had a friend who worked with her and the horse and now she rides him and isn't afraid of him. She has learned to recognise the signs of when he might potentially rear, and get him through it. I don't think it would have been fair to her to have to keep this horse if she hadn't been so lucky to have someone to help her.
         
        03-17-2012, 11:55 AM
      #24
    Foal
    I recently gave away a young mare that I spent quite a lot of money for. I rode her several times after I got her, she seemed fine. Then she started bucking and threw me off and I got hurt pretty bad. I realized I was too afraid of getting hurt again to ever get back on her. My vet knew of someone who was a good fit for her and I gave her to them with no strings attached. According to my vet she's doing well with them. Since I have no control over what happens to her after giving her away this was the best I could hope for. She wasn't unrideable, I just couldn't get back on her and she needed a stronger rider. This mare was well broken and I still had a hard time finding someone to take her. I also disclosed everything I knew about her to the people who took her-and I mean EVERYTHING!! Including her history of bucking. Let me also add that I turned down offers from people that I knew were not going to be able to handle her (several green riders, first time owners with little experience and not working with a trainer, and people looking for a kid-safe horse.) Unlike the woman I bought her from (who lied right to my face and claimed she was safe for kids and beginners), I refused to lie about this horse and what she would do. If I could not find a suitable home for her, I would have kept her as a companion for my other horse. I gave her up because to keep her would have meant she wouldn't ever get ridden and she was too nice of a horse to not have a job in life.
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        03-17-2012, 05:33 PM
      #25
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by mypets    
    I recently gave away a young mare that I spent quite a lot of money for. I rode her several times after I got her, she seemed fine. Then she started bucking and threw me off and I got hurt pretty bad. I realized I was too afraid of getting hurt again to ever get back on her. My vet knew of someone who was a good fit for her and I gave her to them with no strings attached. According to my vet she's doing well with them. Since I have no control over what happens to her after giving her away this was the best I could hope for. She wasn't unrideable, I just couldn't get back on her and she needed a stronger rider. This mare was well broken and I still had a hard time finding someone to take her. I also disclosed everything I knew about her to the people who took her-and I mean EVERYTHING!! Including her history of bucking. Let me also add that I turned down offers from people that I knew were not going to be able to handle her (several green riders, first time owners with little experience and not working with a trainer, and people looking for a kid-safe horse.) Unlike the woman I bought her from (who lied right to my face and claimed she was safe for kids and beginners), I refused to lie about this horse and what she would do. If I could not find a suitable home for her, I would have kept her as a companion for my other horse. I gave her up because to keep her would have meant she wouldn't ever get ridden and she was too nice of a horse to not have a job in life.

    It amazed me when I went looking for a horse for my niece, how many people put kid safe, babysitter blah blah I went to try out this mare and I asked the guy on the phone "I'm not being insulting but is this mare everything you say in the ad, I'm driving 2 hours to see her" oh yeah she is blah blah we got there and he had me ride her in a barn and I was like hmmm seems weird so we went in the paddock area and my niece wanted to get on her, so with a lead rope she did and while she didn't do anything stupid, it was the guy who suggested the lead rope, I was like ok lets go she isn't for her. I think if you give the situation time you can find good homes for horses that aren't a good fit.
         

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