Originally Posted by americancowgurl31391
Well I don't know how it works but I am about to sell my horse to someone buying him sight unseen. I am just worried about being scammed. I would love to hear the responses to this one and peoples experience for buying and selling horses sight unseen.
If you don't mind me asking how are they going to go about paying for the horse and how are they going to pick it up? There is a scam that is constantly going around that they send you a mail order check for way more then you are asking and you are to send X amount to the shipper BEFORE you cash the check...that IS a scam.
Otherwise we had a guy from Montana buy one of my horses. We had him wire the money to my bank and my bank then put it in my account (so he NEVER got my account number just the banks) I got charged like a $30 service charge. We had to have a vet come out to do a health check since he was going out of state (the buyer paid for it) and then a gal that hauls horses came, we gave her the appropriate paperwork, some hay, grain, she had a tank for his water...that way it would help with the stress level for the trip. She had a really nice big, trailer...she had farms that she stopped at every few hours to unload the horses (she had total of 4 when she picked up Boe) and then overnight stops.
The guy wanted him for his boys on the ranch, and I wasnt worried that he was going for slaughter or anything cause he paid way more then market price. I looked him up on AQHA and according to the paperwork he is still the owner. I emailed him a few months back too and he said that it was going great (so im taking his word for it).