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post #21 of 32 Old 03-19-2008, 10:36 AM
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-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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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!

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post #22 of 32 Old 03-19-2008, 11:48 AM
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Never beat your horse infront of someone that is looking at it.

I'v had someone do that.
That's an excellent one!
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post #23 of 32 Old 03-19-2008, 11:57 AM
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-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 mentioning any behavior problems(caused by that exact seller)

-Someone rude
Sounds like when I bought my old horse. They lied about her age on the bill of sale.
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post #24 of 32 Old 03-19-2008, 12:09 PM
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that's to bad. Hope they didnt lie about anything else. That's why its always a good idea to go out and see the horse a few times before making a purchase. You might see things that you hadnt noticed or that were not visible the first time around.

AS it has been said tho. The horse industry, especially where I am is VERY close nit. Everyone knows someone who knows you or your horse and it's a lot more difficult to conceal things.

More and more people are going out of country to get their new mount to not have to deal with those strings attached.
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post #25 of 32 Old 03-19-2008, 12:44 PM
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Yeah, that was a while ago, though. At least it happened when it did and no one got hurt.
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my first horse was an egyptian arab. The 'owners' said he was 5 when he was 4. He was poor and when we took him home he was so tired he layed down for days. We got in contact with his breeders and the horse was only free leased to the people we bought him off. They said he was never supposed to be sold, to anyone. I was about 10 or 11 then and when the breeders found out that I was riding him, they kept saying 'be careful'. They couldn't say it enough. As it turns out, after about 6 months of owning him we found out that he had wobbler syndrome. I have always wondered if the previous owners and breeder knew.
Then last year the people who used to lease him, found me on another site and told me that all our horses were poor (they were fat! We have photos to prove it) and there horses were not!!!
They basically called the horse a spastic and went on laying S*** on different members of my family - to do with horses.
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post #27 of 32 Old 03-19-2008, 07:26 PM
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Never beat your horse infront of someone that is looking at it.

I'v had someone do that.
I was selling a little paint mare (she was extremely pushy horse) for someone and a potential buyer came along, and when she got pushy for the lady (potential buyer) the lady grabbed her "carrot stick" from the car and started beating the horse over the head, turned to me and said "don't worry, I'll teach her not to do that!" ... I was so stunned!


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I would have taken the horse and been like "Thank you. Have a nice day!" and put the horse away
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post #29 of 32 Old 03-19-2008, 07:36 PM
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I would have taken the horse and been like "Thank you. Have a nice day!" and put the horse away
Amen sister!
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post #30 of 32 Old 03-19-2008, 07:38 PM
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I would have taken the horse and been like "Thank you. Have a nice day!" and put the horse away
Amen sister!
I glared at her and took the horse away.


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