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        03-20-2008, 11:20 AM
      #1
    Green Broke
    Whats some of your experinces?

    Ever had a crazy experince buying or looking at a horse? Tell me about it!

    Here are some of mine.

    I was looking for a horse for my dad. He found this guy over the internet who had several forsale. He didn’t look for the warning signs and decided to have me and 2 of my best friends (who are also in horses) go with him to look. We got there at 12 at night, pitch black. The barn was in horrible condition, the man would NOT let us turn on the head lights into the pasture so we could ride. The horses he had out where in a extremely small arena the ceiling was so low they had to duck. He had over 5 horses cramming in one stall. He would not let us go into the pasture what so ever, but he would let us go into the stall. He has stallions running around freely. The two horses we where looking at where half-crazy and had what looked like pitch-fork cuts all over them but we figured we could turn them into good horses. So we tried getting them into the trailer. It wouldn’t work. The horses reared up and dented the top of our trailer to the point where the doors wouldn’t close. The guy took a lunge line and wrapped it around a metal bar and started pulling trying to get them into the trailor. I told my dad to just leave and forget about the horses. As we where driving away we saw the man take a pitch-fork and start stabbing them with it. That was the last we saw of him.


    Still looking for a horse for my dad he came across a draft horse for sale for $300. He refused to let me look at the online add so already I was getting worried. He took my and my friend down to see it. As soon as we got there I took one look at the horse and said “EW”. It was a half-starved Belgian that his hooves looked like plates and his head was literally larger then I was tall. The people claimed he was perfectly safe but yet they wouldn’t let us ride him without being lead around. He was extremely pushy and knew how big he was (which isn't good). What really threw me off was that one of the men that was selling the horse said he was from Argentina where he raised wild Arabians and rode them through the Argentina mountains. He had this story where he lived in Argentia and his top Arabian got stabbed completely through his stomach with a piece of wood and that he wrapped it up with cloth and rode it everyday and it healed in a month. But when I talked to the other man he told me that this was their first horse that they both have ever dealt with horses before. After that I told my dad to leave no matter how much he liked the horse (which he shouldn’t have, he only liked it because it was big).
         
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        03-20-2008, 02:29 PM
      #2
    Showing
    Re: Whats some of your experinces?

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    Ever had a crazy experince buying or looking at a horse? Tell me about it!

    Here are some of mine.

    I was looking for a horse for my dad. He found this guy over the internet who had several forsale. He didn’t look for the warning signs and decided to have me and 2 of my best friends (who are also in horses) go with him to look. We got there at 12 at night, pitch black. The barn was in horrible condition, the man would NOT let us turn on the head lights into the pasture so we could ride. The horses he had out where in a extremely small arena the ceiling was so low they had to duck. He had over 5 horses cramming in one stall. He would not let us go into the pasture what so ever, but he would let us go into the stall. He has stallions running around freely. The two horses we where looking at where half-crazy and had what looked like pitch-fork cuts all over them but we figured we could turn them into good horses. So we tried getting them into the trailer. It wouldn’t work. The horses reared up and dented the top of our trailer to the point where the doors wouldn’t close. The guy took a lunge line and wrapped it around a metal bar and started pulling trying to get them into the trailor. I told my dad to just leave and forget about the horses. As we where driving away we saw the man take a pitch-fork and start stabbing them with it. That was the last we saw of him.


    Still looking for a horse for my dad he came across a draft horse for sale for $300. He refused to let me look at the online add so already I was getting worried. He took my and my friend down to see it. As soon as we got there I took one look at the horse and said “EW”. It was a half-starved Belgian that his hooves looked like plates and his head was literally larger then I was tall. The people claimed he was perfectly safe but yet they wouldn’t let us ride him without being lead around. He was extremely pushy and knew how big he was (which isn't good). What really threw me off was that one of the men that was selling the horse said he was from Argentina where he raised wild Arabians and rode them through the Argentina mountains. He had this story where he lived in Argentia and his top Arabian got stabbed completely through his stomach with a piece of wood and that he wrapped it up with cloth and rode it everyday and it healed in a month. But when I talked to the other man he told me that this was their first horse that they both have ever dealt with horses before. After that I told my dad to leave no matter how much he liked the horse (which he shouldn’t have, he only liked it because it was big).
    Why would you go and take a look at a horse at 12 at night?
         
        03-20-2008, 05:03 PM
      #3
    Green Broke
    Ask my dad that question
         
        03-21-2008, 03:42 PM
      #4
    Trained
    I got one! When I first had my son I had decided that I should get him a little mini pony, not to ride, just to get used to horses. Well I found this ad in the newspaper that said " Very friendly, loving pony, adores kids!" So me, my husband, and my baby loaded up into the truck. We pulled up into the yard and there were all sorts of animals everywhere, and their feces! Yuck! Anyways the owner said, "He's in the barn he can be a little hard to catch!" Now, I'm thinking did the ad not say "friendly?" My hubby stays on the yard side of then fence while I jump over to get into the barn. I walk into the barn and the pony lunges at me with teeth barred and ears flat! Evil little pony! He was nowhere near "Friendly or loving!" The reason she said that is because once caught the only person that could touch the horse was her 11 yr old daughter! Anyways she has a 3 month old filly as well that I thought I would take a look at. We walked out to the pen (chicken wire) where the horses are and she shook a bucket of oats. Everyone excpet the filly came up so we walked into the small pen and found the filly dead behind the pile of scrap wood piled in the pen. She had been dead for awhile. The owner said "I saw her two weeks ago and she was fine!"

    It was the middle of winter, the pen was very small with lots of horses, no shelter, and the filly had already decaded half way. It was insane!
         
        03-21-2008, 04:04 PM
      #5
    Trained
    Oh my goodness! That is just horrible FGR!
         
        03-21-2008, 04:09 PM
      #6
    Showing
    That's insane, FGR!!!!
         
        03-21-2008, 07:48 PM
      #7
    Showing
    My storys in no way compare to the previous posts Anyway...My husband and I went to look at a horse in Oklahoma. It was on a cattle ranch. The owner went out to get the horse and saddle it up. In the mean time a few other cowboys came over and struck up a conversation. This was a large working cattle ranch with a lot of horses and cowboys. My husband was fairly new to horses at the time. He went to get on the horse and he accidently kicked the horse in the butt. The horse lunged forward, hubby lunged backwards and landed on his butt in front of all those cowboys. I think his pride was hurt as bad as his backside.
         
        03-21-2008, 08:49 PM
      #8
    Showing
    Went to take a look at a horse with a friend a mine. Probably one of the most gorgeous horses I have ever seen. The add said he was a 4 foot jumper, yet he was so well trained that the "trainer" who worked at that barn refused to get on to show us the horse undersaddle.

    I have never seen a horse with as much hardware on his face to slow him down in my life. This horse would gallop the second you showed him a fence.There was no way to stop him. Needless to say she didnt stay very long.
         
        04-01-2008, 03:28 PM
      #9
    Foal
    Looking at Horses

    Well most of the Horses I have looked at are around 300 dollars which usually seems to mean problems.
    I have looked at Horses that where supposed to be easy to catch but where confined to a small area.
    So when I asked if they can put it somewhere where there was more space so I can see how hard it was to get a hold of them they refused.
    The usuall answere I got is you are looking at a 300 dollar horse.
    Well I knew that but why do so many have to lie it's not like you are not going to notice that that friendly horse bites kick's or whatever.
    Or that you can't get on them because htey will take off.
    I alway's founf and that is my experience that the cheaper the Horse unless it is just a foal the more problems there usually are.
    And it is my choice to look at less expensive Horses I just wished people wouldn't try to insult my in intelligence by telling me something that they know isn't even close to the truth.
    I realize they are trying to get rid of the Horse but it isn't like some of the stuff that you can hide from anyone looking at the Horse.
    Maybe some bad habbits but most are right there in your face so why lie.
         

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