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post #1 of 9 Old 01-05-2010, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
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A familiar story!

Bite,kick,buck,rear,and jump goes the horse that came in with a long list of familiar complaints from the owner.
This was told to me as the new owner stood,feeding treats to the horse like she was feeding a slot machine.

The 14yo mare was promised to be the perfect horse for her by the seller.

The new horse owner and re-rider had wanted to visit the memories of her youth,trotting through an open field without a care and had worked through 3 other horses before choosing this one in another attempt to relive that dream.


The evaluation began...
The horse was overweight by at least 125 lbs,cinchy,sore in the flanks and hocks,sore in the back,will not tie and will not stand for mounting.
X-rays found bone chips in the right rear,inflammation in the soft tissue of both rear hocks,arthritic changes also had set in to the same area.
Stiff through the stifle,evidence of years of bad farrier work or at least inconsistent.
No pre purchase exam was done prior to purchase because the seller was "Such a nice person".

The new owner was prepared for her up and coming adventure with a new truck,two horse trailer,and all new clothes and tack.
A great financial commitment had been made.

And I repeat this story so if this might happen to someone you know in the future that you might consider going easy on the messenger.
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post #2 of 9 Old 01-05-2010, 01:16 PM
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The new owner was prepared for her up and coming adventure with a new truck,two horse trailer,and all new clothes and tack.
I've always thought that if you buy all the accessories, they ought to just throw in the horse for free
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post #3 of 9 Old 01-05-2010, 03:34 PM
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Oh dear, Marecare. I am guessing that you were the messenger! What type of horse was this and how did it get such terrible health issues? I would like to know how that story ended, what became of that mare?
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post #4 of 9 Old 01-05-2010, 06:44 PM
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Good to hear from you again Marecare!!

If I had a nickel for every time _____ I would be a rich man!!
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post #5 of 9 Old 01-05-2010, 08:37 PM
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I've always thought that if you buy all the accessories, they ought to just throw in the horse for free
LOL! That's a riot!

Sad to say, but "buyer be ware" is so true in the horse world. At least she knows now, so she can make an informed decision as was to do now.
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post #6 of 9 Old 01-05-2010, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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Oh dear, Marecare. I am guessing that you were the messenger! What type of horse was this and how did it get such terrible health issues? I would like to know how that story ended, what became of that mare?

Yes!,The horse is still here and I am letting the person use one of my horses until the rest of the story plays out.

It is not fun being the messenger as I much prefer to make people happy.

It was pretty interesting to watch the owners face as her bitting,kicking mare turn totally calm with one Novocain shot to the fetlock.
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post #7 of 9 Old 01-06-2010, 12:43 AM
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Obviously the owner has already spent a few K on her new "hobby", I don't suppose she wants to be lumbered with a lame duck. I am sorry for her but at the same time I don't like to think that the horse is going to be the scapegoat for her poor decision making. I wonder how many drugs the poor horse had been injected with when a potential owner went and viewed her? I know you will do the right thing for that mare (no pressure!).
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post #8 of 9 Old 01-06-2010, 12:24 PM
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Unfortunately, the "right" thing to do is illegal in Kalifornia. At least in my opinion the right thing to do would be to use her to feed people but many people don't feel that way. With as far as horses have to be shipped to slaughter I'm not sure if I would go that route anymore either.

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post #9 of 9 Old 01-06-2010, 01:19 PM
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I think that's what's called a "rip-off". Well... What can I say... I feel sorry for the new owner. Yes, she should do the exam and all, but still some people are just not educated enough for that.

Many places around here ALLOW the return of the horse within certain time and good condition of course if they didn't match, but that doesn't sound like this case.
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