Originally Posted by My2Geldings
-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 who does nothing but complain about other boarders, trainers, the facility.
-Someone who has very poor hygiene
Do you need more?
I totally agree. The other important factor is to remember that the equine community is a small community and reputation is everything! I'm not sure why seller forget this fact - a few bad experiences and word will travel fast. There are a few "dealers" in my area, which is saturated with horses ie Devon, Radnor, Fair Hill etc, and these sellers are all but banned from selling. They can't move a horse if they tried, they've lied, cheated, stolen and misrepresented so much that noone will by from them again.
Know how realtors have their sayings about selling a house - location, location, location. Well, when selling horses it's reputation, reputation, reputation!