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        04-04-2013, 02:23 AM
    Not everybody is willing to admit being in a financial bind. For example. She might think that people would take advantage of that fact, trying to get the horse cheaper.
    Again, name and registration #. The bay's # and name is in the ad. If she gives you that one, just say you were talking about the chestnut.
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        04-04-2013, 03:59 AM
    I'm totally in love with these two!

    APHA Reg. Grullo Tobiano Gelding

    Handsome, friendly 2007 Thoroughbred 16 hh - English or Western
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        04-04-2013, 05:51 AM
    Originally Posted by deserthorsewoman    
    Not everybody is willing to admit being in a financial bind. For example. She might think that people would take advantage of that fact, trying to get the horse cheaper.
    Again, name and registration #. The bay's # and name is in the ad. If she gives you that one, just say you were talking about the chestnut.
    I understand the pride issue certainly, and am the LAST to judge anyone for...just about anything...except purposely lying. Now, if she made an error that's one thing...but what bothers me more is that her email doesn't even sound like the same writer as whomever wrote the CL ad for the "Beautiful Arabian"... thus, to me it felt like another woman, with a different horse, trying to seruptitiously capitalize on my interest in someone else's similar horse which was the horse I was referring to.

    As I'd mentioned, lots of other people wrote and called, saying, "Hey, I have a similar horse, so if that one doesn't work for you, please contact me..." I can FULLY RESPECT that someone is working a situation to their possible advantage! The difference is, this woman seems to be "pretending" to be someone she clearly isn't, which is just plain offensive from jump, ya know?

    I'll accept ANYONE without judgement regardless of circumstances, so long as you're truthful; ESPECIALLY if I'm going to do business with you!

    Ah well. No bigger, just found it oddly interesting... her gelding is far too advanced for me ANYWAY, based upon the EquineNow ad posted...very different sounding horse from the original CL Arabian which began this thread!
        04-04-2013, 10:21 AM
    Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum    

    Love him...he is a DEFINITE possibility!! Handsome, friendly 2007 Thoroughbred 16 hh - English or Western

    Am planning to call them today...never thought a thoroughbred would be my "thing" but as "they" NEVER knows... He is a bit younger than I'd hoped but otherwise, he is practically "perfect", FWIW *the word "perfect" that is!

    Thank you thank you! Am working on organizing a notebook as we speak...seems I cannot do so quickly enough with so many awesome prospects from so many awesome folks coming my way....You all have been so massively supportive and assistive with this overwhelming yet enchanting process. I simply do not know how to properly thank y'all! I cannot wait to someday be able to repay the many favors and much advice!
        04-04-2013, 10:24 AM
    I see....
    You're right she could have acted as if she was the one from the original ad. If she did, not even worth considering, I would assume there's not all truth to what she says about the horse.
    Have the people from the original ad responded?
    Re the bay Arab. From what I guess by his name, he has a very " famous" pedigree. How come he's so cheap. And no decent picture? Shady.......
    Just out of curiosity, and to get a better grip of what your preferences are....what did you think about the Morgan-arab cross I posted?
        04-04-2013, 02:02 PM
    Originally Posted by deserthorsewoman    
    Aa Adam Bey- Trail and Arena Horse

    Straight Egyptian Arabian/morgan Gelding

    5yr old Percheron/Qh cross plus tack
    I know, too young AND mare

    The chestnut gelding has been posted again yesterday, did you see? I don't think your email got there.....
    Hi DHW! Okay... yes, LOOKS-wise, the Morab is absolutely beautiful! He's almost TOO pretty! (joking, of course!)... he's clearly far too much horse for ME, though perhaps in a year, with EACH of us progressing in our training, he'd be great! I highly doubt either he or I will be waiting a year, however!

    Now, are y'all ready for a story, or WHAT?

    So I'm just coming in from work this am, and my phone rings. Its a very nice gentleman, in brief, calling to tell me that the Arabian in the CL ad (who was the impetus for this whole thread, of course!), was owned by him until about 30d ago!

    I'll be brief because I'm exhausted, but this man, in short. Explained that he had purchased the horse (who by the way, according to what HE KNOWS of this little guy) was not ever shown, ridden English much if at all, nor was he in any way shape or form a beginner-level mount, nor was he even an intermediate rider horse-- UNLESS YOU INTEND TO STRICTLY RIDE IN THE ARENA, and there, he considered him to be basically an advanced rider horse at least 50% of the time!

    He did say the horse was well-trained, knew his cues, (all western), had a beautiful gait at the trot and lope, but, he feels that what happened to HIM with this horse was about to POSSIBLY HAPPEN to ME, & decided to call...essentially, the poor horse is half out of his head. He believes the horse was probably sedated somewhat when he did the pre-purchase ride. He said that in his entire life of riding horses, he hasn't come across more than one or two nuttier and more spooky, terrified of EVERYTHING, than this boy!

    He had purchased this horse for $600, and after working with him to no avail ended up GIVING him away free to the current sellers who claimed they could desensitize him, really work him on the trails, get to the root of his fears, etc...only, you will quickly note that not one word about ALL OF THAT TRAINING was mentioned in the ad!

    So they've owned this registered Arab for less than 30d at the time they put him up for sale (for $1500, no less) & make him "sound" as though he's been this GREAT family pet-type mount and he's amazing on the trails (though no statement of them putting in work to get him that way! Something I'd "think" a person would want to claim!)...

    He sent me photos of the horse and its the same horse at a different facility, and he said, "I don't want to be unsavvy with the buyers, BUT, I don't want this poor horse to go through three more homes, or end up killing someone/ YOU...Because, ma'am, he's not right, and with the story they put in the ad, I highly doubt he's GOTTEN 'RIGHT' in less than one month!"


    I'm calling an official moratorium on ME PICKING OUT ANY HORSES from now on...I sure CAN PICK EM, NOOOOTTT!!

    OK, am so tired, gotta get some sleep! Thanks for reading this latest drama! By the way, that woman who called me yesterday with the recommendations? THAT is ALSO a truly interesting story, but a really positive one, so I'll write back again about her when I wake up!

    Goodnight, nurse! Hahaha! :0)
        04-04-2013, 02:14 PM
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    I really liked the look of that TB, they can be a much maligned breed so I'd never be against one, our last one that's now on permanent loan to a friend in the UK was an OTTB by Nijinsky and he was so laid back, never spooked or got fizzed up about anything so worth following up on.
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        04-04-2013, 02:39 PM
    Originally Posted by jaydee    
    I really liked the look of that TB, they can be a much maligned breed so I'd never be against one, our last one that's now on permanent loan to a friend in the UK was an OTTB by Nijinsky and he was so laid back, never spooked or got fizzed up about anything so worth following up on.
    I've dealt with five OTTBs directly. Only one of them was a complete nutter, but it wasn't entirely his fault. His owners were nutcases who had no business owning horses (they owned my old gelding and because of how hard they used him when he was young, he is basically semi-retired at the ripe old age of 9). The other four were absolute sweethearts. Heck, most people that Compton was a QH because he was so laid back. Molly was so mellow that they had a 2yo little boy leading her in from turnout most of the time (supervised closely, of course). Odie was just a big love bug and was always a gentleman, even though he was straight off the track (my friend bought him off the owner's trailer after his last race...turned out he had a unhealed hip fracture from racing). Bizarro was 17.2hh of pure muscle, but he was an absolute gentleman (except the one time I went to brush his neck and he FREAKED for no apparent reason and busted the bull snap on his lead rope...he never came close to getting me, though, even when he went over backwards).

    You know what drew me to that TB the most? That last pic. Such a character!

    B2H, I'm glad that guy called you and you were able to get the REAL story before you went any further with that Arab. The people sound like crazy horse dealers to me.
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        04-04-2013, 03:25 PM
    Glad this gentleman called you. What crooked people. That's why there was no under saddle pic. I feel sorry for the horse, who knows where he'll end up

    About TB' first horse was an OTTB. My second one also. I'm TB- less for a little over a year now, but unofficially think my Beau is one.

    Definitely check this boy out. I really really like him
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        04-04-2013, 03:37 PM
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    DraftyAires - That was why I liked him too, he reminded me of my old girl Flo and she has character to spare!!! She's very forward going and can be excitable but she's 100% predictable, rarely spooks at anything, goes where you point with no question and is really responsive to all the cues
    She had never seen a tarp before my husband decided to wrap her up in one

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