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    03-17-2008, 11:13 PM
Haha I just say offer what you were going to in the first place. Raising the price because they placed well in an in-barn show doesn't count in my books... unless it was a matter of $50.
If someone was making an offer on my horse, I wouldn't up the price in the middle of a decision - I say if someone's thinking on a price for a horse, you leave it be. You can tell others about a new price, but you let it stay the same for the person considering the horse.
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    03-18-2008, 01:48 AM
I agree JDI

When selling the a horse the most important thing is to be fair and be honest!
    03-18-2008, 03:47 AM
I went to look at a horse once and the owner offered to get on first so I could 'have a look at her undersaddle" I agreed wanting to see what she was like without me on her before I got on her.
Anyway, the owner got on and walked and trotted and in a circle then she stops the horse in front of us. At this point I thought she was going to get off and let me get on but nope she sat on the horse talking down to us about her dogs!! I didn't want to know about her dogs!! I wanted to know about the horse and I wanted to try it out!!! GRR!
We smiled and tried to politely hint that I wanted to get on myself but that didn't work so we had to finally ask her outright if she was ever going to get off the horse and let me on! At this point she had been on the horse for about half an hour!
    03-18-2008, 03:56 AM
That is when you start staring quizzically at something invisible on the horse and studying it with concern. The legs is a good place to start. When the owner sees that you are not paying attention, and studying the horse, the topic should go back to the horse. When she askes what is wrong, go forward and touch the place on her leg(given the safety of the situation) and if there really is nothing there, "Oh it was just a shadow" or "...A cowlick" or something.
    03-18-2008, 06:40 AM
Rude people, Jeez! I wish they could just understand...
    03-18-2008, 10:11 AM
Ya, I couldn't believe it... she's not the brightest that's for sure. Actually, when I first saw here I was like, 'oh god, its FHOTD description of a backyard breeder..' right down to needing to get her teeth fixed
Im going to wait a day or two, Im waiting to hear back about another pony.
    03-18-2008, 07:20 PM
-My main thing is lying about how broke a horse is in general. I think one of the most dangerous things that can be done.
-lying about the horse's health Hx
-lying about the age(a friend of mine learned that the hard way)
-not saying the horse I cold backed
-not mentioning any behavior problems(caused by that exact seller)

-Someone who knows nothing about horse but acts like they do.
-Someone rude
-Someone who does nothing but complain about other boarders, trainers, the facility.
-Someone who has very poor hygiene

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    03-18-2008, 11:48 PM
Originally Posted by My2Geldings
--lying about the age(a friend of mine learned that the hard way)
What happened?? That's the only thing I'm even the least bit concerned about with Maia... she isn't papered, so I really have no idea what her real birthdate was. I've never owned a quiet horse, so this is a big change for me!! :P
    03-19-2008, 01:56 AM
Wasnt something I went thru personally but seen a boarder at the barn go thru. Bought a horse without going thru a vet. The horse was a lot older than what she was told and since she was a clueless lady...
    03-19-2008, 10:57 AM
Green Broke
Never beat your horse infront of someone that is looking at it.

I'v had someone do that.

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