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post #11 of 27 Old 10-05-2010, 12:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Citrus View Post
I am guessing that riding him through 5km of strange territory may have spooked him and he reacted like any fight or flight animal would. I think you should see how he is through the weekend and then make a better choice.... if you paid with check, put a bank hold on it immediately.
Well, she bought him to be a trail horse, so if he can't handle 5km of unfamiliar territory, I think that's a problem lol

I'm so busy, I don't know if I've found a rope... or lost my horse...
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post #12 of 27 Old 10-05-2010, 01:27 AM
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I think you do have the grounds! I'd love to hear what happened as well. I hope you are alright!

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post #13 of 27 Old 10-05-2010, 01:54 AM
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Yeah, interested to hear how you went too. Hope you get a refund. Just remember in future it's very much a 'buyer beware' market & take every precaution possible before buying a horse.

While I agree that it sounds as if the sellers have possibly been deceitful, I don't think it's necessarily a given. As stated, the horse was taken & ridden in strange hands, in an unfamiliar place. Also who's to say the saddle was definitely comfortable - he may have bucked because it was hurting. He's also still a youngster, so no matter how 'broke' or otherwise he may be, he may not have much experience with anything(or anyone) much. ...And perhaps the lady's knees are an emotional problem with riding since he threw her!<GG>
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post #14 of 27 Old 10-05-2010, 09:26 AM
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How did it turn out? :)
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post #15 of 27 Old 10-05-2010, 01:57 PM
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I hope you were able to put a hold on your cheque
The horse was mis represented. Had the lady dislosed the true level of training on this horse, openly telling you he bucked, then you would have no grounds to put a hold on your cheque, but she did not.
Yes, you made an impulsive buy, but she represented this horse as a safe and reliable trail horse
If you can't get your money back, accept this is a valuable lesson, and either re-sell the horse honestly, or send him for training
Reputable horse breeders , who have a reputation to up hold, are more likely to present a horse honestly than someone just selling a horse as a one time sort of deal. Breeders rely on repeat business and agood reputation from past buyers
This is not to say there aren't individuals out there that present ahorse very honestly, wanting both agood home for their horse and the right match
Some points when horse shopping
If possible, seek the help of a professional, even if it costs you some money. Not only can they evaluate a horse better, but they also know horsemen who have agood repuation, far as their horses
Try a horse more than once. Try a horse in the situation you wish to use him in
I know you said you did this, but you should have taken him on a longer ride form home, to see if distance got him out of his comfort zone
Be suspicious is the owner wants a definate time for you to come out, and if the horse is already saddled and tied up. He could have been worked down, been hard to catch, etc
When I had buyers look at a horse, the horse was out in the pasture. The buyer thus couls see how the horse was to catch, lead , saddle and how he rode without being worked down
I always presented ahorse honestly. If he was still somewhat green, as any three year old is, the time we usually sold horses we raised and started, then I would make sure the potencial buyer was a person capable of going on with ayoung horse, and would not sell a young horse to an inexperienced rider unless they were in a lesson siutation, with both the horse and them being worked with
I have thus enjoyed many positive feed backs form people that have bough horses from us over the years, with some becoming close friends and repeat customers.
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post #16 of 27 Old 10-05-2010, 02:03 PM
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I would try to get my money back but unless you have a contract you will not be able to prove anything. I know around here people will drug their horses when you come look at them. A friend bought a horse and took it home the next morning she got up and the horse was dead in the field. She paid to have an autopsy and someone had drugged him way to much. Its so sad what people will tell and do to make money. You have to be careful. Never tell them an exact time you are coming to look at the horse and make sure YOU are the one to saddle them up. Good luck, hope you didn't spend too much!
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post #17 of 27 Old 10-05-2010, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by BecsMares View Post
A friend bought a horse and took it home the next morning she got up and the horse was dead in the field. She paid to have an autopsy and someone had drugged him way to much.
Um, really?

First of all, no one does autopsies on horses, they do necropsies. In order to do a necropsy, your friend would have needed to have her horse's head cut off and sent to a lab by the attending vet.

If the horse had been 'drugged way too much', your friend would have had legal recourse to sue the seller. Did she do this? If not, why?
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post #18 of 27 Old 10-05-2010, 02:14 PM
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I don't know all the details, this was just what she told me. Sorry for not getting the facts or words correct but, I am not quoting her I was just trying to tell people to be careful. People will do strange things to make money.
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post #19 of 27 Old 10-06-2010, 12:35 PM
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I know ppl around here for barrel raceing drug thier horses with Resperpeen? They also drug them with it before they sell the horses. and NO they are not where I board and are not my friends.

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post #20 of 27 Old 10-06-2010, 12:59 PM
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Contact a in the USA that is fraud, misrepresentation, and intentional endangerment.

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