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    01-03-2010, 04:58 PM
buying and selling?

I have a 15 Y/O mare which we bought as a first horse for myself and my kids. We paid beginner safe horse money for her. However, we believe that she was doped when we bought her because she's certainly not the same horse. We have had her since early Oct. And I have even had a trainer come out to look at her. The trainer felt that she was not the right horse for my family. I have had her on Craigs List for abought a month and had a few bites, but I am afraid the way I am marketing her scares some off. I want to be honest with any potential buyer that she is not a get on and ride off horse just yet. I truely believe that she would make someone a good horse with a little work as she has wonderful ground manners and catches on quickly to instructions and changes in routine. Her major inssue is that once she quietly tacks up she will fit tooth and nial to keep you out of the saddle. I'm not willing to cowboy up and just get on her and I don't have the funds to send her to be retrained. What are your thoughts?
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    01-03-2010, 05:11 PM
Maybe a video would help. You could show people what she does or how she acts instead of trying to describe it. Show her good and bad points. I think people would feel much more comfortable and have a better idea of understanding what issues they may have to deal with if they bought her.
    01-03-2010, 05:20 PM
That's a really good idea! Thank you
    01-03-2010, 05:21 PM
Your welcome! :) Hope it helps
    01-03-2010, 06:32 PM
Do you have any links to the ad? Maybe you are being too honest about it. There are some great threads on another forum(The Free Speech Horse Forum - Message Board - Yuku) about selling horses.
    01-04-2010, 01:45 AM
Did the trainer figure out why she doesn't want someone to mount up? Could it be a pain issue, or just lack of training? Is she fine once someone is actually on her back? Have you had a vet check her out? Checked saddle fit? If it is a pain issue, maybe it is something that could be fixed - then it might be easier to sell her.
    01-04-2010, 04:25 PM
She has been vet checked, trainer checked saddle fit and position, bit and all that. We were told she was a rescue, so without going into the whole story there may have been abuse in her past and the trainer fills she has some major domenacy issues. She's the doment one not me. She both tried to bite and kick the trainer when she tried to mount. We don't have a round pen or riding enclosure of any kind so I have not been brave enough to just jump on. Long and short we think they had her doped when we bought her and because she's not the docile beginner horse when were needing she has been allowed to misbehave and get her way. I just don't want to miss represent her and someone get hurt or her be treated badly.
    01-04-2010, 04:27 PM

Here's her link, see what you think. I tell people when they call what she does when you try to get on. I don't know if that's the major turn off or if it's the time of year?
    01-04-2010, 04:40 PM
Your description sounds fine, but I'd include her height and weight as well.

Your pictures need work. Look at #6 on the following link Need help: Picture dressagexlee does an excellent job of demonstrating the value of good preparation for sales pictures.

    01-04-2010, 08:36 PM
I have a question and I don't mean to hi-jack this thread but it fits under the title. There's this woman who has been putting one of her horses on craiglist for a while now and keeps dropping the price and saying in the ad that 'pictures to come' and that her computer is broken and she's using a friends. Now, I know this all seems like a scam but I have actually spoken to this woman on the phone and there IS a horse and all that. She has been listing this one horse, a paint filly, and also a bunch of tack. I emailed her to see if I could come out on wednesday as I'm going to be in that neighborhood anyway and she said sure. I was thinking that I might offer her to take pictures of the horse she is trying to sell and put it on various free websites for her, maybe work with the horse a little on training and all in exchange for a slight commission if I sell it. Also offer the same for the tack she is trying to sell. What my question is, is what is a reasonable commission to ask for ??

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