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post #41 of 49 Old 12-22-2010, 07:16 AM
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Poultrygirl, I don't see the problem with your offer. What the starting price is does not make the horse worth more. If he's only worth $675, then that is what he is worth to you - in fact that may be overpaying. I saw an ad recently where the seller was asking $2,500 for an unregistered underweight 25 year old gelding who looked like he was put together by a committee. The horse would be lucky to bring $100 at auction.

If I followed this correctly, the horse has been for sale for over 6 months. That tells me that he isn't worth the asking price. So it isn't an insult to offer what you are willing to pay. All she has to do is say "no". How much money you have to spend has nothing to do with the horse's worth.

As for being determined to buy an Arab, I see no trouble with that at all. That is the breed you prefer, just as I prefer the stock breeds such as Paints and QHs. Given a choice, I would love another black and really don't care much for bays - it's my money and choice just as it's yours.

As for the horse in CA, so what, if you want a herd of Arabs, that is also your business.
I completely agree. I personally can't wait to get a Paint or QH.
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post #42 of 49 Old 12-22-2010, 09:01 AM
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Children can't legally enter into contractual agreements with adults, so unless poultrygirl's parents are involved in the negotiations, I call stuff and nonsense.

Plus, if her daddy is so rich that he can afford to own and fly a private plane, why is she looking at inexpensive horses? I'd think if she were from a wealthy family, her parents would be aghast at the thought of buying a bargain basement horse for their child.

I call stuff and nonsense on the whole thread. I don't believe there have been any negotiations, except in the mind of this child.
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post #43 of 49 Old 12-22-2010, 09:12 AM
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Children can't legally enter into contractual agreements with adults, so unless poultrygirl's parents are involved in the negotiations, I call stuff and nonsense.

Plus, if her daddy is so rich that he can afford to own and fly a private plane, why is she looking at inexpensive horses? I'd think if she were from a wealthy family, her parents would be aghast at the thought of buying a bargain basement horse for their child.

I call stuff and nonsense on the whole thread. I don't believe there have been any negotiations, except in the mind of this child.

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post #44 of 49 Old 12-22-2010, 09:34 AM
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I know plenty of wealthy families whos parents make them work for there extras which is as it should be so maybe the op's parents are wealthy but they may not want to give her everything on a silver platter she could have saved up for this horse for a long time. I feel your pre judging the situation.

HOwever op if i advertised my horse for 1500 and you offered me 675 id refuse. Id be wondering how small your budget is and if you were going to be able to care for my horse also i would consider it presumtous(sp) to arrange a vet check before anything was agreed on(was the check confirmed with her)

with regards your other horse honestly id hold off buying and give that boy all the love he deserves you neverr know you could fall in love with him yet

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post #45 of 49 Old 12-22-2010, 11:53 AM
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I think that if she's in college, she can be considered an adult. Let's not try to make everyone that posts something that you dont exactly agree with into a liar without knowing their background, details, etc. like so many people on this forum like to do. Try to keep it helpful and friendly, and if you don't agree, don't post.
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post #46 of 49 Old 12-22-2010, 12:03 PM
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I think that if she's in college, she can be considered an adult. Let's not try to make everyone that posts something that you dont exactly agree with into a liar without knowing their background, details, etc. like so many people on this forum like to do. Try to keep it helpful and friendly, and if you don't agree, don't post.
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Children can't legally enter into contractual agreements with adults, so unless poultrygirl's parents are involved in the negotiations, I call stuff and nonsense.

Plus, if her daddy is so rich that he can afford to own and fly a private plane, why is she looking at inexpensive horses? I'd think if she were from a wealthy family, her parents would be aghast at the thought of buying a bargain basement horse for their child.

I call stuff and nonsense on the whole thread. I don't believe there have been any negotiations, except in the mind of this child.
Oh there you are speed! After your post that got deleted yesterday, I knew you couldn't have gone too far! Wow am I came back to check this thread. You left some real treasure for me
To clarify a few things for you...This "child"...is a legal adult. I have been for nearly 2 years now. I live with my parents, because I attend college in my hometown, and see no reason to live in the crowded dorms. That does not make me a child. I have friends my age who are overseas in the military, some who've gotten married and have a little one on the way, other who buy tobacco. My point...at my age I am legally considered an adult in the eyes of the law. Clearly, you still find it fit to call me a child, but that's your "view".
Having an airplane does not make my family wealthy ANYMORE than your angry posts make you a troll.
My father has a an airplane. SO WHAT. That's what he happens to do for a living--airplanes. Flys, fixed and fuels them. That's the business he started over a decade ago,that my siblings and I were raised in. I've been working since I was 11 years old at that business on a weekly basis. I work 40hrs a week during the summer and 20 during the school year. My money is just that MY money. Unlike some other young people I have met, I get an overwhelming sense of guilt when people buy things for me, and a sense of accomplishment for paying for myself.
I bought my truck. I pay my insurance. If I want go to the dentist, I pay. If I want an eye exam, I pay. If I need a filling, I pay. I pay for my cat's neuter, all my textbooks and portion of my tuition.
My family isn't wealthy, by the way. Actually, we're having one of the slowest winters we've had in years. But I don't need to share my life story with you.
Having him fly me to see that horse---THAT WAS my christmas gift.
Also, the "ppe" THE VET SAID ON MONDAY "WELL I MIGHT BE ABLE TO MAKE IT OUT THERE ON WEDNESDAY. IF I HAVE TIME BETWEEN HOUSE CALLS." It was a "wait and see and I think so". I called and cancelled. I can completely understand comply with any fee she has for the reservation of her time.
Okay. I'm off my soap box now. Speed--bring it.
And I'm starting to agree. I'm never gonna find something, but that rescue horse will find me soon. Working with him may be just what I need.
THanks maggi and horseofcourse.

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post #48 of 49 Old 12-22-2010, 12:45 PM
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Oh there you are speed! After your post that got deleted yesterday, I knew you couldn't have gone too far! Wow am I came back to check this thread. You left some real treasure for me
To clarify a few things for you...This "child"...is a legal adult. I have been for nearly 2 years now. I live with my parents, because I attend college in my hometown, and see no reason to live in the crowded dorms. That does not make me a child. I have friends my age who are overseas in the military, some who've gotten married and have a little one on the way, other who buy tobacco. My point...at my age I am legally considered an adult in the eyes of the law. Clearly, you still find it fit to call me a child, but that's your "view".
Having an airplane does not make my family wealthy ANYMORE than your angry posts make you a troll.
My father has a an airplane. SO WHAT. That's what he happens to do for a living--airplanes. Flys, fixed and fuels them. That's the business he started over a decade ago,that my siblings and I were raised in. I've been working since I was 11 years old at that business on a weekly basis. I work 40hrs a week during the summer and 20 during the school year. My money is just that MY money. Unlike some other young people I have met, I get an overwhelming sense of guilt when people buy things for me, and a sense of accomplishment for paying for myself.
I bought my truck. I pay my insurance. If I want go to the dentist, I pay. If I want an eye exam, I pay. If I need a filling, I pay. I pay for my cat's neuter, all my textbooks and portion of my tuition.
My family isn't wealthy, by the way. Actually, we're having one of the slowest winters we've had in years. But I don't need to share my life story with you.
Having him fly me to see that horse---THAT WAS my christmas gift.
Also, the "ppe" THE VET SAID ON MONDAY "WELL I MIGHT BE ABLE TO MAKE IT OUT THERE ON WEDNESDAY. IF I HAVE TIME BETWEEN HOUSE CALLS." It was a "wait and see and I think so". I called and cancelled. I can completely understand comply with any fee she has for the reservation of her time.
Okay. I'm off my soap box now. Speed--bring it.
And I'm starting to agree. I'm never gonna find something, but that rescue horse will find me soon. Working with him may be just what I need.
THanks maggi and horseofcourse.


People are so quick to judge others when they don't even Know them it's her personal business what she chooses to buy and how much she spends and she's allowed to have her preference. Were here for POSITIVE help and advice not to put someone down and tell them their wrong on what they want it's okay for people to be different and have different opinions. So please keep the negative comments to yourself. =]
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post #49 of 49 Old 12-22-2010, 01:13 PM
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I think all points necessary were covered and since the OP is no longer looking at the horse, there is no reason to have it continue.

I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.

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