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post #231 of 444 Old 10-11-2013, 03:38 PM
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Also, maybe you should get a contract when/if you do end up selling her saying that if for any reason they don't want her anymore she'll go back to you or another seller you approve of.
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post #232 of 444 Old 10-11-2013, 03:41 PM
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And that's the thing isn't it; Where is that border? Maybe you could just ask if the lady would mind letting you visit the property or if she would mind sending pictures of the property to you.

My first choice question would be the property visit though. Anyone can take a picture off of the internet.

If I were looking to buy a horse and I knew the horse came from a hard past I wouldn't be too upset over the seller asking to see my barn property before hand. But that's me though. We'll have to see what the rest of the forum has to say in their opinion of sellers visiting buyer's properties.

And it's good to be blunt about her past, just to let people know what they are looking at. And without a picture, they really wouldn't be able to see her too well before actually meeting her.

And ETA: Definitely wait until the potential buyer comes out to see her. And maybe also if the buyer wants the trainer to come out. I think they'd be more receptive if you waited until they both gave their approval before asking to visit.

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Good advice everyone! Thanks. This is my first time dealing with a buyer that I don't know whatsoever (I sold my mini mule filly to a friend of a friend, and I wasn't exactly attached to the little butt head...haha) so I'm trying not to be overly trusting, but also not sound paranoid either. The lady already seemed to completely understand my concern (actually, she figured out I was going to be picky before even talking to me, and that's why she wanted to talk on the phone instead of via email) and offered to send me pictures of her current horses, so it sounds like she won't be the type to freak out and run if I did ask, but I'll absolutely wait until after they've come to see her. I'm a little nervous about what the trainer will think of her (better make sure those ground manners are perfect!) since she and this lady were searching ads together, and the trainer didn't sound extremely thrilled that the lady really wanted to pursue Kenzie the most of all of the horses they looked at, but I can't really blame her. After all, the only thing that ad says is "this is a stunted abused filly with possible potential." haha. I'm pretty sure Kenzie can win them over fast though. She's an absolute doll.

I'm not sure I'd go as far as trying to make a contract (if that's even possible) saying she had to go back to me, because I feel like maybe thats too much like a rescue, and I'm not a certified rescue. I would definitely ask, just as a courtesy measure, for first right of refusal, but I wouldn't count on actually getting it. I realize that, as sad as it is, once she's out of my care and the money has exchanged hands, I have no right to her anymore.
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Did you mention the hernia?

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I think I forgot it in the ad, but I mentioned it in my reply to the lady. I'm looking into having it fixed though (the vet is supposed to evaluate it again when she goes in for her floating) so hopefully it will be a non-issue very soon.

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It looks like things are starting to go in the right direction for you guys. How is she doing at the new place?
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She seems to be settling in pretty well. Family P said that their mare got a little grumpy with Kenzie when it was time to decide where she stood in the pecking order, but so far there are no battle scars to show for it or anything! They said she seems to fit right in and was grazing on what little grass they have all evening, and when I came out to see her today she seemed as bright any happy as ever. Woohoo!
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post #240 of 444 Old 10-11-2013, 08:16 PM
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Good idea. Should I ask to come out personally or should I just ask for pictures? I'm having a hard time figuring out what the line between concerned seller and 'control freak-hard to deal with seller'. LOL.

This is her ad. As you can see, I was rather blunt about her past.

Brown 2 Year Old Thoroughbred Filly | Buy this Horse at Equine.com
Just to throw my two cents in here.....from both sides of the situation. :)

As a buyer, i have had sellers ask to view my property 1st hand to be sure it is 'safe and adequate'. I had no issues with it - apart from a few who seemed to have a attitude about it. Imo it shows the owners actually care about the horse and it's new home.

As a (new) owner, i would have no issues asking to see their property to assure the situation is a good one for the horse and the new owner. I would ask in a respectful manner of course, not an arrogant one - but i would by all means ask to see their property if they were seriously interested. I think that also reassures buyers that you care about the horse and both of their safety (horse and new owner). JMHO there.

Sounds like a great situation for her. Keep us updated, and GL.....
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