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post #21 of 120 Old 06-21-2010, 01:20 PM
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we saw an ad for a great quiet draft horse, so we went to look. We get there and the poor horse looks like it has been galloping for hours and he seemed drugged. The guy put me on the horse (I was like 7 and had barely ridden) in the saddle and he got on the horse's rump and proceded to whip him to get him to trot. Once the horse started to trot, he jumped off and left me there i was like okayy. Any way the guy was insane!

another time there was an ad for a quiet pony. right. we get there and the gut has like 10 horses in a field, were thunking okay this looks okay. Then he leads us to the barn where the pony had been in a stall for 2 months straight. he went to get a saddle and we just left.NO THANKS!


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post #22 of 120 Old 06-21-2010, 02:01 PM
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Another one is when an ad says the horse is in Perfect health and we ride him/her all the time. Then you look at the picture and you can see individual ribs on the horse. Healthy...I think not. And your insane for riding a horse in that condition
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post #23 of 120 Old 06-21-2010, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by My2Geldings View Post
Selling "because we just don't click" .....huh??
I've ridden TONS of horses that were very well trained that I would never buy no matter the cost because we just don't click.. I think that is a very legit excuse and I would go look at a horse that said that in it's ad because it's probably just the truth, instead of "can't afford to feed him/don't like him" etc.

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post #24 of 120 Old 06-21-2010, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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I especially get a kick out of the "can't afford to feed" or "house foreclosing" or "board too expenvive", "don't have time"....and then at the end they say "willing to trade for a *smaller horse, bigger horse, etc*
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post #25 of 120 Old 06-21-2010, 08:19 PM
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How about on the other end of things? Recently tried to give my mare away because I am pregnant and said she is being given away as not broke. She was gallop broke but I personally have never ridden her. I got so many emails asking of she was husband/child safe and one "trainer" actually tried to throw her young teenage client up on her in my field. UH HELLO. You have not signed waivers. You're being rude. I told you that she is not broke. While I still own her you are not tossing someone up without protective gear onto a young horse that only has a halter on it.
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post #26 of 120 Old 06-21-2010, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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^WOW, some trainer, huh.

On that note, before I sold my Paint Clydesdale, I had in all of his online ads that I would only sell him to a guy because Sunny works so much better with men, and that I would only sell him to an experienced trainer or experienced adult with the time and experience to improve all of his bad manners. You wouldn't believe how many young high school and college girls wanting to "learn together" with a big pretty draft horse I had calling and asking if they could come see the pretty poneh. Ack! *Headdesk!*
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post #27 of 120 Old 06-21-2010, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Pro View Post
I know lots of GREAT horses I would sell because we don't "click". The horse can be great, but the horse and rider as a pair just aren't good together. The horses can be great with someone else.
Absolutely! but not a good selling sentence if you ask me! I wouldn't put that down in the add and wait until the potential buyer either asks when he/she calls or ask in person.

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post #28 of 120 Old 06-21-2010, 09:10 PM
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It certainly was a head ache that's for sure. My mare may be tolerant of people's idiotic actions but I am not. She was politely asked to leave.
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post #29 of 120 Old 06-22-2010, 12:34 AM Thread Starter
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Never heard this one before, just found the ad on equine.com. Think what's bolded first is the truth? Or are they trying to cover up what's bolded second?

Looks and moves just like her Dad. This is a rare opportunity to get such a horse of international quality at this price. She is suitable for any discipline and has an in your pocket personality to go along with that athleticism. For the breeder she is has fantastic jumping and dressage lines.
Sorry to sell her, but I am a recently ordained Zen Buddhist Priest and my life's purpose has changed. She was purchased as a weanling for $10,000 and is priced to sell quickly.
She requires a routine corrective minor surgery on her throat that prices out around $1500. This is not a congenital condition but the result of a throat infection.
This mare is very special. She will be be your best friend. I am looking for that special person who will give her as much love and devotion as she herself radiates.
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post #30 of 120 Old 06-22-2010, 01:39 AM
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^^^please send me the link to the ad.
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