Should I post an ad looking for someone with information about Miss Nala's past?

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    05-25-2012, 12:15 PM
Question Should I post an ad looking for someone with information about Miss Nala's past?

I don't have a lot of information on Nala's past. I know that she's a black 9 year old TWH mare. I was told that the woman I bought her from had only had her about a year, that she was very underweight when she got her, that she had been told that Nala had been ridden in the past, and that she'd had a trainer coming out last fall to work with Nala and they had restarted her from the ground up. She said the trainer stopped coming when her other mare came down with Lyme Disease and the money she'd been using for training had to go to vet bills. She said that she had been told that Nala was registered but she didn't have her papers. She said that Nala's registered name is Night Stalker. I've asked her to put me in contact with the person she got Nala from and she refuses to do so. So, I'm wondering if I should place some "Do you know this horse?" type ads and see if I can find out more about her.
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    05-25-2012, 02:22 PM
Have you purchased this mare? Are you thinking of purchasing her? Why do you want to know more about her past?

IMO placing an add like that is a waste of money. How do you know that the person responding is telling the truth? I would treat the horse as grade. Have a vet check done before buying (if you haven't already) and ride her. If you like her and the price is right for a grade horse of her quality then I'd say past is past and look to the future.
    05-25-2012, 02:24 PM
Contact whichever breed registry with which she's supposed to be registered.

IF the horse is registered, they should be able to at least tell you her breeder's name and location.

Taking out a, 'do you know this horse?' ad is basically worthless.
    08-17-2012, 07:24 PM
Sorry, I know this post is a little old but I've only just noticed it here.

When people refused to pass along any former owners or breeder information and/or their papers treat this as a HUGE red flag. It usually means, about 90% of the time, that they're hiding something. And, who knows what that could be... It happened to me but I don't feel comfortable discussing specifics in a public forum.

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