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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
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 that's 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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