I purchased a haflinger that was advertised broke to ride and drive safe for all...etc....it was pouring down raining when I picked her up so they showed me a short clip on their cell of her riding...long story short I have had 3 back surgeries and made it clear to them I needed something very safe for me...this horse took three steps and proceeded to act like a wild mustang and after she threw me she tries to kick me....i had another rider come out the next day more trained then myself to see if maybe it was just my hands or saddle that she didn't like...it was not...she went completely fool when she got on her also! Not safe or broke especially for someone with health issues such as mine...i have spoken with the owner I purchased her from and she refuses to refund and admit deceit in this matter...anyone out there have suggestions for how I should proceed with this matter? Or am I just out my money? Thank u
You did not try the horse before you bought it?? Wow..I hate to say but it seems like you are just out of your money and learned a hard lesson. You should never take someone's word, especially if you do not know them. I would never do that again if I was you.
Have to agree with everyone else, that was totally your bad. Always ride before you buy, ALWAYS. The fact that you require something super smooth and dead broke due to health issues means you shouldve watched the old owner ride and then you get on. Never go off of a cell phone vid or YouTube vid! I'd say you should just sell it. Posted via Mobile Device
When it comes to buying horses, it's caveat emptor unless you have a written contract stating you can return the horse for a full refund within a specified time period.
I'm going to assume you just paid the person cash and picked up the horse without any kind of written contract.
Horses are sold 'as is'. If you don't perform due diligence to make sure the animal is right for you, that's on your head.
I'm sorry you got rooked, but you're SOL as far as getting this person to take back the horse and refund your money.
Either send the horse to a professional to work out her training issues, or give/sell her away with full disclosure. Other than that, you really have no options, unless you want a permanent pasture ornament.