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    05-01-2010, 06:23 AM
Question I need some help with this Friesian

So I found a very questionable add on a horse site. He's a friesian gelding for sale at 700. Now either they forgot a 0, it's a scam, or there is something very wrong. Now on the very slight chance this is real, there's nothing wrong, and she just wants to find him a home, then I'm getting him. Haha. However, the email I recieved was questionable as well, it included images that I will add below and it mentioned paying shipping when in my email to the "seller" I specifically said I would drive to see him and haul him back if everything checked out. I'm guessing it's a scam but I have time to play along so I responded saying again I had no problem and would prefer to drive to see him, have him checked out by a vet and then haul him back after a cash hand to hand transfer.
What I'm looking from you guys: Can you find these pictures anywhere else? I've googled Friesian and so far nothing came up, I tried to find any information on them after saving them to my computer and nothing showed up. If you could take a look around and see if you can find them on any sites that would be really helpful. Thanks!
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    05-01-2010, 06:30 AM
here's the email conversation

If you see any red flags in the reply to me please give me a heads up. I'm just weary that he's so cheap? I have underlines in red the parts that stand out as questionable.
I saw your ad and was wondering if he's still for sale. I'd love to use him as my English pleasure horse. I have been riding for 18 years and I'm looking for my next English pleasure horse so I may retire my mare. I have a few questions. How well does he haul, what kind of training does he have in his background, how is he with other horses he would be turned out daily in our gelding pasture from 9-5. Could I see a picture of him and I'm curious to see if his price is accurate, on the ad it says 700. I am free to meet him at any time. I live in Washington State in the Gig Harbor area and have no problem coming down to meet him. I can haul him back as well if everything is well and good. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks for getting back as regards my horse.I will be giving out my Baby to a new home.He is Called Lucky,has a very calm temperament.He is 7 years old and 16.3 hh in height and 1300 lbs in weight.I have had him for all these years now and he is well trained,and presently very healthy as he is constantly vet checked.
He is very good for a ride as he is very healthy,rides western and English,young and active. Has also been trained to do trail.He is broke for intermediate or beginner but also for advance riders,You will be getting the best companion you can ever desire.He is good in the saddle.he is good with kids and other domestic animals and horses.Lucky gets psylium monthly and We use fly predators for Lucky too . He enjoys trail rides and I do blanket him .he's got no health issues
He really loves carrots ad treats and I think he might like a mixture of orchard and alfalfa,he is also good with water crossing .I don't think another person will deserve Lucky better than you.
I had a car accident in which I was hurt badly on my legs.So I am on a wheel chair.I might not be able to ride my horse again.It is for this reason that I am looking for a lovely and caring home for my boy,i wont ask you to pay a price for him,but what I really want a lovely home guaranteed for him.If you can assure me that he will be well loved and taken care of,then I will let you have him.My Family and I just moved into a New home in Kirkland,WA which is not convenient for him.I moved there with my family after the accident,so you will be paying just for the shipment and delivery fee to your location.You shall pay this directly to the shipping agency before the horse is shipped and delivered.the shipment and delivery will cost $800 USD
If I had a way of keeping him I will,but I have no option than give him to a new Home. The money is not really my prime object,but I just want the horse get a new home. I don`t know if you may need the saddle ,because I will have no use for
it now since I can't have a horse.
Where Exactly are you located?
How soon do you want the horse?
I will be waiting to read from you.
He is very good with children.these are the pics of him and let me know when you will want him shipped and delivered.


My reply:
I'm sorry but I am very uncomfortable shipping a horse, I would prefer to haul him myself that way I can stop and check on him and know for my own peace of mind that he is safe and happy on the trip to his new home. I have no problem driving the 3-4 hours to meet him (your ad said he was in Oregon) and I have no problem hauling him back. I need to meet him first and have him vet checked to make sure everything is well and good before I pay for him. On your ad it says you're selling him for 700 dollars, is that accurate or did you mean 7000.
Lucky would be in great hands. He would be used for English pleasure and halter shows along with summer time beach rides and lots of love from everyone at the barn. All his costs would be covered with room to spare and loads of pampering. His riding routine would be 4-5 days a week with warm up and cooling off beginning, middle and after his riding session. All horses are on Daily turn out from 9am-5pm, fed twice daily with optional mid afternoon snacks. If he turns out to be suitable for some of my more advanced students I plan to use him as a lesson horse in the English discipline.
I'm very sorry about your accident, that's just horrible. I do hope you get better and if everything checks out Lucky will be given a great home.

Now because I try to be optimistic I really hope this is legit although I accept it probably isn't. Here's the link to the ad I saw. http://www.equinehits.com/horses-for-sale/horse-290783
    05-01-2010, 07:14 AM
Green Broke
It sounds like a major scam to me, there's been several friesian scams doing the rounds lately I think. Everything about it seems wrong to me.
    05-01-2010, 09:45 AM
It is always a scam when you have to ship and pay like that.
    05-01-2010, 09:55 AM
It's a scam that has been around for a long time. It's been done with horses, boats, cars, you name it.
    05-01-2010, 11:48 AM
Too bad friesians don't have markings to identify them xP
    05-01-2010, 11:55 AM
Green Broke
I see thoughs pictures alot on for sale adds. Sorry.
    05-01-2010, 12:01 PM
Green Broke
Search these forums, there have been at least three identical scams posters have mentioned just on here in the last month. Guarantee it's fake.
    05-01-2010, 12:02 PM
It looks to me like the 1st and 4th pictures are photoshopped, look at the hooves in relation to the floor, although I could be wrong!

The whole thing doesn't seem right to me, it probably is a scam, sadly.
    05-01-2010, 12:28 PM
Green Broke
Another good thing to check - when the ad lists a phone number, try it straight away. It will usually either be a number that doesn't work, or someone who has no clue what you are talking about. :) This ad lists a phone number - (205) 351-7641, owner named Marion (though the email name is shawn.tecla@yahoo.com. Call them up and see what you get!

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