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post #11 of 28 Old 11-22-2010, 05:07 PM
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I have little tolerance for epic buckers... They just push my buttons.
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post #12 of 28 Old 11-22-2010, 05:16 PM
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Well, selling this horse may be an issue. You may just have to chalk it up as a total loss and try to GIVE it away. "get it off the payroll" as my DH would say!

Next time, PLEASE have the owner or someone else get on the horse for you! And, if your back is that bad-you may want to take a friend who is a great rider who can get on and "act a fool" to test the horse. Arms flailing, legs moving, off balance, etc, if what you are wanting is the safe "steady eddy" type. I always try to p$@@ them off when I test ride them to see how they react. You need to know that they react in a way you can handle, if at all. You also might try buying from a reliable seller, also, not just some random person.

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post #13 of 28 Old 11-22-2010, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by equiniphile View Post
Not the best advice to offer someone who might actually think you're being serious and do exactly that.
It is not the worst scenario here at all. This horse could get itself in a lot worse situation than just being put down, however you choose to do it. And frankly, there will be minimal options if the horse is that bad. There are SO many horses out there........JMHO

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post #14 of 28 Old 11-22-2010, 05:39 PM
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Do you want to spend more money or the horse? I would have came out another day and watched the owner of the horse ride.

I really only see two options, keep the horse and send it to a trainer or get rid of it.

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post #15 of 28 Old 11-22-2010, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by equiniphile View Post
I would NEVER buy a horse sight-unseen.
In this day and age that happens all the time. I have had horses shipped to me from Florida and Oregon as well as Illinois and I live in South Dakota. I am lucky though and have a friend who is a professional hauler and can try them out for me.
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post #16 of 28 Old 11-22-2010, 06:03 PM
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I had a similar happening. I didn't see my horse before I got him BUT I did NOT pay cash before. I took him on a 30 day trial. He was TERRIBLE but I worked through the kinks and he is now the best horse ever (not saying this will happen with your horse). Once you hand them that money you are responsible for that horse. When I went to see a horse I would ALWAYS pick a nice day for riding AND made the owner/rider ride the horse first. Unless they have an indoor. I think you should've planned ahead.
Your horse is either testing you or was drugged when that video was taken. You COULD get a lawyer and take them to court but you're spending more money and you are probably not going to win the case.

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post #17 of 28 Old 11-22-2010, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by equiniphile View Post
I would NEVER buy a horse sight-unseen.
I bought my two sight unseen - but their owner was having to move and was going to just leave the horses behind. First time I saw the horses, I had already agreed to buy them, and Dancer pitched a bucking fit and threw her owner. Second time I saw Dancer and DJ was when I picked them up to take them home. Dancer would not load and pitched a fit. Took us two hours to load her. DJ just hopped right in.

Daugher has ridden Dancer around some since we got her - not a lot, but some. Dancer hasn't put a foot wrong since we brought her home. Looks like she's even gaited - something the PO didn't mention.

DJ was our sweet boy - kind and patient. We were sure lucky with our rescues.

Would I ever do that again? Not likely.

To the OP - try working on the ground with your newbie. It may take some doing, and with your bad back you would have to be awfully careful. Look for a trainer that may be able to put some riding time on him. That video on the cell may have been taken a long time ago and the horse just hasn't been ridden since then and may need some reminder lessons. All isn't lost just yet.

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post #18 of 28 Old 11-22-2010, 06:42 PM
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^^I'm not saying you shouldn't buy sight-unseen, I'm just saying I personally won't.
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post #19 of 28 Old 11-22-2010, 08:50 PM
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Every time I have bought a horse I looked at them a couple of days and rode them several times
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post #20 of 28 Old 11-23-2010, 06:56 AM
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I have to some what agree with equiniphile in this case. And yes, I know lots of people buy lots of horses site unseen all across the country and it works out fine.

When a buyer has very specific needs/requirements for a horse that involve safety, etc then the buyer, or someone acting on the buyer's behalf must try the horse. Period.

For the average person just buying and moving on is fine. When you have medical needs that require an extra quiet bomb proof horse you better make sure you are buying an extra quiet bomb proof horse.

I agree with the others that this is something the OP will just have to take as a loss.

You can try small claims court if you can show that they advertised the horse as bomb proof and it is really a psycho.
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