Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Aerobivc, welcome to the forum. What your experience has been is not so unusual with new horse owners - they trust the sellers without knowing what to look for. (btw, many more experienced horsepeople do that too).
Safety is first and paramount. Sometimes you have to take the loss and chalk it up to experience but it's best to dispose of the horse. I have learned never to buy a horse that has a problem thinking that I can fix it or have it fixed. If the horse isn't what I expect, then I'll pass on him or sell him. I own horses for the enjoyment and if I can't enjloy them or trust them, then they are gone. There are plenty of really good horses out there, espeicially in this economy, that can be had for nothing or next to it.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
It's not always what you say but what they hear.