I want to try and warn anyone looking for horses of a scam artist on the prowl on horse classifieds. I have found him on agdirect and equine.com. This is his current information...although it changes.
Currently listed as "APHACowboy"
North Star Michigan
He claims to have mostly "Warmblood Crosses." I am pretty sure he is running some kind of slaughterhouse/PMU type organization and then supposedly breeding with "Warmbloods."
These are the horses he has listed currently.
Equine.com Search Results
My experience with him. I was looking to buy a 4 year old Dutch cross. I must have called and emailed this guy 20 times. He sounded legitimate and honest. My trainer called him and talked to him. He produced pictures and videos. Bought the horse. The horse that arrived was not the one advertised. It was a hand to short, not the right breed (clearly a QH), was not trained, blind in one eye and had a severe respiratory infection.
The seller had promised a 100% health guarantee. Suddenly the man that was always accessible by phone and email was nowhere to be found. I went so far as to have a lawyer friend of mine send a certified letter. I ended up not getting any money back because my lawyer suggested that the only way to get justice was for me to go to Michigan and pursue it there. Don't have the extra $$ for that.
Anyway, that's my story. While window shopping I found his ads. I tried to post comments on the ads but he has blocked any comments from being added.
PLEASE DON'T BUY FROM THIS GUY. AND SPREAD THE WORD ON ANY OTHER FORUMS YOU KNOW.