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post #1 of 31 Old 03-22-2012, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
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selling horses

Im new here and have been looking around. I see threads about people selling there horse or not liking there lease and not sure if they should switch because of the horse.
So im wondering Is it normal for people to have problems selling there horse?
Me I alway have my main riding horses for sale. My wife has her horse that is hers and not for sale.
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post #2 of 31 Old 03-22-2012, 11:10 AM
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In the current market selling horses can be a problem because not many people are buying out there.

All I pay my psychiatrist is cost of feed and hay, and he'll listen to me any day!

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post #3 of 31 Old 03-22-2012, 11:12 AM
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Right now, I am having problems.

I have a lovely mare, but she's too big for me at 18.1hh, and for other reasons, best to sell.

However, I had someone try her last night, and said that if she passed the vet check, then they'd buy.

I was elated.

I just recieved a message on FACEBOOK to say they're not interested because of her legs -.-

I am now in a very bad mood.
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post #4 of 31 Old 03-22-2012, 11:19 AM
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Oh that sucks Duffy! So sorry!
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post #5 of 31 Old 03-22-2012, 11:21 AM
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that's alright DD.

I just thought people had better manners than to FB someone, after saying they want a vet check, and if she passes then they'll pick her up at the weekend.

I have cancelled all other appointments, removed her from the internet etc.

Bigger fool me.
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post #6 of 31 Old 03-22-2012, 11:21 AM
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Duffy, at least they let you know. So many sellers just disappear and you never hear from them again.

NEVER say a horse is sold unless it's on the trailer and you have cash in hand.

You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!
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post #7 of 31 Old 03-22-2012, 11:26 AM
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I think it mainly depends on the relationship. Sometimes other circumstances. I know lots of ppl whe have a "forever" horse, and other horses that are used for a particular goal.

Example: the "forever" horse and owner have achieved that perfect meld of personalitys, the rider knows the horse's quirks and vice versa, and maybe the rider wants something to challange them a little more or in a different way. But that total understanding between the rider and the new horse is never achieved for whatever reason. Nothing wrong with that horse, but the owner doesn't have that type of attachment/relationship to that horse, so they move on.

My "forever horse" is like my safety net at times. I know that if I'm having a hard time w/ another horse, or I just want to ride with out a particular goal, he's always there. He reminds me of what I've accomplished, and how far I've come. I can hone new skills on him, working out the kinks before using it on other horses.

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Duffy, sorry to hear that:( The right person will come along...eventually

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Duffy, at least they let you know. So many sellers just disappear and you never hear from them again.

NEVER say a horse is sold unless it's on the trailer and you have cash in hand.

Once bitten, twice shy and all that.

Thanks for the advice though. I won't get my hopes up again next time.

Just need to find the right home for me "little" girl.
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post #10 of 31 Old 03-22-2012, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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I have friends who say im weird. I sold my cutting horse got a great penning/sorting horse and listed her for sale the next day. For way more then I bought her for. We click and are a great team sorting, but if I can make money off of her she is sold and I get another 3 year old to work with.
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