Reason for selling? - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 Old 11-09-2009, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 274
• Horses: 1
Reason for selling?

Okay, this is really random, but I have to get it out of my system. WHY do people never say why they are selling their horse on a for sale ad? It really bothers me because there is ovbiously a reason that they don't want the horse anymore, but WHY?! What if it's a major issue the horse has that is never mentioned, which makes the horse dangerous or a waste of your money and time? Does anyone else here get annoyed by this, or is it only me?
EventingIsLovee is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 Old 11-09-2009, 11:39 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
Posts: 21,973
• Horses: 24
I imagine that it would annoy me too, even though I never comb through for sale ads except for fun. I think many people just don't know that any knowledgeable horse buyer is going to want to know first off why they are selling the horse.

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
smrobs is offline  
post #3 of 12 Old 11-09-2009, 11:41 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 3,217
• Horses: 0
Ha, I never say why i'm selling my horses! Then again, all of my horses are investments so when people ask why i'm selling them my answer is, 'um, this is what I do.' I never knew it bothered people so much... There are so so so many reasons why people sell their horses and a lot of them aren't bad. The kid lost interest, kid's ready to move up and needs a more competitive horse, can't afford it anymore, sitting in the pasture going to waste, don't want to feed it through the winter... I could go on and on!
upnover is offline  
post #4 of 12 Old 11-09-2009, 11:44 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 4,260
• Horses: 15
Good post upnover! I got Piper at an auction because the person who bred her got out of halter horses and into reining horses. I paid $275 for her and as far as I can see I'm glad she sold her! Whatever the reason, lol.
ShutUpJoe is offline  
post #5 of 12 Old 11-09-2009, 11:44 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: alberta
Posts: 2,747
• Horses: 1
I've seen a lot of horse ads that say y they are selling. But some people try to get rid of the horse because it rears or bucks, those people are never honest and would probably drug the horse. I'm sure if you asked why they're selling a horse they would tell :) it will probably just be they need to move up, and the horse just isn't capable :P

If there are no horses in heaven... im not going.
ridergirl23 is offline  
post #6 of 12 Old 11-10-2009, 12:50 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,348
• Horses: 2
I would say the primary reasons to sell a horse are:
1.business, it's their job to train and sell horses
2.lack of money/time
3.going to college, shift of interests
4.the horse is not enough athletically for the rider, or the rider outgrew the horse's size
5.the horse has a serious medical issue that the owner can't handle or doesn't want to deal with, such as lameness or an extensive colic history
6.the owner can't handle the horse's temperament, the horse is aggressive or nervous
7.the owner doesn't know how to train a young horse and therefore has to sell them to someone who does know (sigh, BYBs)

IMO, the order of desirability for reason of sale: 2, 3, 1, 4/7 (Depending on the athleticism/size of horse 4 and how far along horse 7 is), 6, 5.

My first horse was reason 4, the owner wanted to jump higher than 4.5 feet and he could not compete at that level, it was not a problem for me because I do dressage and only jump 3 feet! My second horse was reason 1, he cost a little more than he is worth because he was at a "big deal" dressage barn, but he's a good horse with a lot of potential.

"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are certain and the intelligent are full of doubt"
-Bertrand Russel

Last edited by roro; 11-10-2009 at 12:54 AM.
roro is offline  
post #7 of 12 Old 11-10-2009, 12:57 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: QLD, Australia
Posts: 590
• Horses: 4
I have never put the reason for sale in my ads because when you pay to advertise a horse and your paying per word you don't really want to waste it putting in the reason for sale. I am always happy to tell anyone who asks though. -shrug-

"If you can't see a thoroughbred has talent, you're probably too dumb to ride one anyway."
AztecBaby is offline  
post #8 of 12 Old 11-10-2009, 02:30 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Florida, GA line
Posts: 1,249
• Horses: 2
I would say most would be due to financial troubles.
lacyloo is offline  
post #9 of 12 Old 11-10-2009, 06:52 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: West Cork, Ireland
Posts: 523
• Horses: 1
I bought my first pony from a girl who'd gotten fed up of having a horse!

Second horse I bought from the YM who sells horses that weren't making the cut as showjumpers...

"Did I not just use the word 'puzzling'?"

Lobelia Overhill is offline  
post #10 of 12 Old 11-10-2009, 07:00 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Posts: 13,165
• Horses: 3
A negative in an ad diminishes the value of the horse.

"Wonderful QH, first one to meet you at the gate. Every time I ride him he bucks me off but I love his color. Asking $2,500 OBO."


Or

"Wonderful QH, first one to meet you at the gate. Needs an experienced rider. Love his color! Asking $2,500 OBO"


Which one would you answer?

When I sell a problem horse, I sell or trade him to a dealer or trainer. Someone who is knowledgeable and capable of handling him. I won't sell a problem horse through the papers or even at auction - the wrong person could end up with him even if I disclose his faults.

I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.

Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.


It's not always what you say but what they hear.

Last edited by iridehorses; 11-10-2009 at 07:06 AM.
iridehorses is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My reason for living. NordicJuniper Horse Videos 3 11-15-2009 09:40 PM
She's my reason. ameliaelizabeth Horse Videos 2 07-25-2009 11:27 PM
Bad Manners, for NO reason valleychick2121 Horse Training 10 08-09-2008 05:04 PM
What's the reason for your Username? BluMagic Horse Talk 55 02-03-2008 02:20 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome