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        01-22-2014, 02:50 PM
      #1
    Foal
    Question Never bought a horse long distance before...

    I am interested in getting the horse in the ad below (see link). She appears to be perfect for what I am looking for but I am all too aware of the adage "buyer beware." I am in NY and she is in TX and the first time I would see her in person is when she arrives in NY after being purchased. Has anyone purchased a horse under these circumstances before? If so, is there anyway to protect myself if she is not as advertised? Or is this a situation of which I should simply steer clear?

    Any feedback is greatly appreciated!!!

    Here is the link to her ad:
    Ready to show and win | Buy this Horse at Equine.com
         
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        01-22-2014, 03:23 PM
      #2
    Trained
    Well, lots of folks do it, but you have to do our research……for example, as simple Google got me this:

    Addis Live Online Auctions

    So, I guess my first question for the seller would be "How long have you had her?" If they are truthful, then "why are you selling her"….and go from there.

    Personally-not my type, and to do regular hunter with-no. Guess it depends on what show you want to "win".
         
        01-22-2014, 03:23 PM
      #3
    Showing
    I have bought horses sight unseen but never from strangers...and never a trained horse.

    Have you seen video of her being ridden? If nothing else, that would be a must for me. After all, pictures only tell a story of a moment in time. You pick a certain picture and you can make the most horrendous horse look amazing....or the most amazing horse look terrible.

    If I were within driving distance from her, I would volunteer to go test ride her for you but Dallas is an awful long way from my house.
         
        01-22-2014, 03:32 PM
      #4
    Trained
    And here are the auction results. She sold for $900, and that was in NOVEMBER.

    Addis Live Online Auctions

    Somebody is looking for a quick profit.

    Where are you in NY and what are you looking for?
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        01-22-2014, 03:40 PM
      #5
    Foal
    Her reasoning for selling is that she can't afford to show two horses and this is the one that drew the short straw. When asked what she was going to do with her if she couldn't sell the mare, the owner said she plans to send her to another farm in eastern TX where she would basically be put to pasture.

    There is a video of the horse in the ad link originally posted and she also sent me this one of her under saddle.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-DdoO19jkY

    This would definitely be easier if there was someone local to her I could ask to check her out...I don't have my heart set on her but I do want to be sure I have asked all of the right questions before letting go of a potentially good horse.
         
        01-22-2014, 03:44 PM
      #6
    Foal
    Franknbeans - I am in Poughkeepsie, NY and am looking for a horse that can do low level hunter/jumpers, english pleasure, possibly some dressage, and still be quiet enough to go out on a trail ride. Might also do a hunter pace once or twice per year. I am tall (5'9") so I am looking for a horse that is 16+ hands.
         
        01-22-2014, 03:46 PM
      #7
    Foal
    She is pretty! But yes, insist on riding videos. Honestly if I were doing this I would fly down to see the horse and consider it an additional expense of buying.

    Or maybe on here you can find someone to go look at her on your behalf. Maybe even reach out to local trainers and pay them to go over and check out the horse for you and give you their opinion or something?
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        01-22-2014, 03:47 PM
      #8
    Trained
    That video is part of the auction video I posted above. I personally am not trusting this person……and think something smells here, and it is not horse poo.
         
        01-22-2014, 03:51 PM
      #9
    Trained
    Rider-are you interested in the Arab shows? If not there are MANY really nice OTTBs around, since Fingerlakes is in the area…..Too bad you weren't looking in the fall. THey always have a lot of nice horses then before they close down.

    For regular stuff-I personally think this mare is too "typey" to do anything on the regular hunter circuit. She also really looks hot to me, but some folks like that.

    I just have way too many questions about what happened with the auction.
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        01-22-2014, 03:53 PM
      #10
    Weanling
    Great work Franknbeans. I have bought a horse long distance before but would pass on this one. It just gives too many warning signs. Honestly I don't think this person has done a thing with the horse except relist for more money.
         

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