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    10-16-2012, 12:42 PM
Good luck with selling your horse
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    10-16-2012, 12:48 PM
Originally Posted by beau159    
I would never buy a horse that rears. It's too dangerous, and too hard of a habit to break. That's not to say someone else wouldn't take on the challenge, if they are experienced in dealing with the problem.

I sure hope you don't have the same mindset.

I'm sorry you were not told of this horse's problems, but that doensn't mean someone else should pay the price. This is one of the things that is wrong with the world today. People just don't care about others anymore, and only care about making a dollar for themselves. Horrible.
yeah, if I had known ahead of time I probably wouldn't have taken on the challenge either, even with a trainer working with me. It turned out ok here but we were lucky that no one got hurt.
    10-16-2012, 12:54 PM
Originally Posted by Country Woman    
good luck with selling your horse
I don't care about the money. I'm not the one saying that we have to sell her for 1000 I want to make sure that she goes to a good home where someone can handle her and train her properly. That is all that matters to me, if I have to go behind my mums back to tell the buyer that she rears then I will because I don't want the guilt of my old horse killing someone who really didn't deserve it. Sorry
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    10-16-2012, 12:58 PM
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If she sat on a car-wasn't it dented? Who is paying for that? My first horse was afraid of motorbikes-but he did a twirl & bolt-that wasn't fun at all!
    10-16-2012, 01:14 PM
She didn't put her full weight on the car so there was no dent and the guy was really nice about it. That was also something we were told after we bought her, that she sits down when she gets scared. Apparently she was ridden by this girls mother and father who are both very nervous riders and then after we had her for a few days we were told she bolts and sits down if she gets scared, we also found out that she has a problem with her neck and it clicks and gets really stiff so she needs massages at least every month but its better if it gets done every few weeks and she'd hurt her frog so needed special shoes.
This horse was picked out by my trainer it was also someone that she knows very well so we thought we'd be told the truth.
    10-16-2012, 01:24 PM
The plot thickens! This doesn't sound like a novice horse at all, those type of horses don't rear. This horse needs a confident rider & needs to be desensitized, if you are going to sell her like that, she needs to be marketed as such with a price tag to match. I would be choked at your trainer, give her the horse to fix for you, she should since she picked it out for you!
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    10-16-2012, 01:28 PM
No. Never. Period.
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    10-16-2012, 01:36 PM
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Rearing is a vice as far as ridings concerned and if you're not honest about it and someone gets hurt chances are its going to come back and seriously bite you especially if the buyer asks for some sort of a warranty rather than just a sold as seen. How will your grandfather or mother talk their way out of that one?
An experienced rider may well take the horse on at a reduced price and sort it out but there are so many cheap horses out there right now that are OK selling a bad one isn't going to be easy.
If you don't want the hassle of all this and prepared to get what you can for it then get someone to take the horse to Beeston castle auction and put it in the unwarranted ring where at least people know they are taking a risk and its likely to have a problem.
It sounds tough I know but this horse is unlikely to have a happy ending if you sell it as OK and it hurts someone
I suggested you ask a dealer to take the horses in part ex - these people have the riders to sort out problems, you don't have the experience to sell them or sort them out so you are going to lose money whatever.
I feel really sorry for you as you seem to want to do whats right and you're surrounded by adults who should know better and got you in this mess in the first place.
If your trainer got this horse from a dealer then you are within your rights to take it back there if its not the quiet safe horse they led you to believe it was.
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    10-16-2012, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
Nope, I'd never knowingly buy a rearer.

A professional trainer who might like a challenge may be willing to take her on, but you may have to give her away. Not many people are going to want to pay good money for a horse that rears.
Originally Posted by waresbear    
The plot thickens! This doesn't sound like a novice horse at all, those type of horses don't rear. This horse needs a confident rider & needs to be desensitized, if you are going to sell her like that, she needs to be marketed as such with a price tag to match. I would be choked at your trainer, give her the horse to fix for you, she should since she picked it out for you!
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ITA - I would not KNOWINGLY purchase a horse with that history, especially in today's market when a horse without that vice can be had so easily. It is beyond important that you offer FULL disclosure to any potential buyers that she has this habit (and any other bad habits).

My Yahzi has a bit of a rearing habit, something we discovered after purchase. We knew that she had some issues, and I bought her knowing that and being willing to take on the fixing of those issues, but it soon became apparent that the disclosure we were given was not nearly complete. Had I known how extensive her issues were I would not have purchased her and the people couldn't have GIVEN her to me - because I am beyond the point in my life when I want to be mucking around with a rearing horse. We have actually had decent luck in working through the issue, and she hasn't had an episode in months, but I will never NOT consider her a horse that rears.
    10-16-2012, 01:39 PM
How do you suggest we sell her? What should we put in the advert? I know she's not at all a novice horse, I don't mind her spooking at dogs or anything but I get really uncomfotable when she starts doing those little half rears because I know she's going straight up and theres nothing I can do about it.

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