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post #1 of 6 Old 02-12-2009, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
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People frustrate me!

I don't know how many of you saw my previous post about me trying to find a good home for my horse. I have advertised him as "Looking for a Good Home". I stated no price, when I find the right people, I will know by the way they answer the add. However, some people frustrate me to no end. They assume that he is free. In reality he is free to a GOOD HOME, I am just asking for reimbursement for medication that will go with him (less than $100 in polyglycan). Anyway, I have had more then one call from people that ask if he is 1)perfectly sound 2)dead quiet for a beginner 3)free. Ummmmm, if he were 100% sound and dead quiet, he would not be free!!!! He has his health issues, part of the reason he needs another home (arthritis and torn meniscus), but he is ridable, every add I have done says "light riding only!". What do these people expect? If it says "light riding only!" Would you not think that there may be some kind of physical limitations?
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I don't know how many of you saw my previous post about me trying to find a good home for my horse. I have advertised him as "Looking for a Good Home". I stated no price, when I find the right people, I will know by the way they answer the add. However, some people frustrate me to no end. They assume that he is free. In reality he is free to a GOOD HOME, I am just asking for reimbursement for medication that will go with him (less than $100 in polyglycan). Anyway, I have had more then one call from people that ask if he is 1)perfectly sound 2)dead quiet for a beginner 3)free. Ummmmm, if he were 100% sound and dead quiet, he would not be free!!!! He has his health issues, part of the reason he needs another home (arthritis and torn meniscus), but he is ridable, every add I have done says "light riding only!". What do these people expect? If it says "light riding only!" Would you not think that there may be some kind of physical limitations?
Hate to say it but almost everyone "wants something for nothing"
its the world we live in

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post #3 of 6 Old 02-12-2009, 02:26 PM
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I have an ad for a free horse to a good home only and it specifically states NOT SOUND FOR RIDING and I get people all the time asking if he's ok to ride, can he do long trail rides, can he canter, ect ect ect...! He'll stay with me until/unless I find him the right home, but it would be nice to have one less horse to feed lol ;)
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post #4 of 6 Old 02-13-2009, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
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I knew when I started looking for a home I would get these people calling and that I would have to spend a lot of time weeding the good from the bad but it still frustrates me to no end.
CheyAut: I am kind of where you are at. We are stuck in a really hard financial situation b/c my husband lost his job due to illness and this is a good part of the reason I have to find a home for him. However, I figure he is better off getting what I can give him than going to just anyone, so I will keep looking until I find the right person.
I am going to look at someone's farm this weekend. I am hoping I like what I see and he may be able to go there. She wants a horse for her son to do some very light trail riding, mostly walk on mostly flat ground around the farm. He tried him last weekend and they got along well.
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post #5 of 6 Old 02-13-2009, 02:23 PM
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I took my horse off the market...I just don't trust people enough right now. I got too many emails about "We just lost our home so our horses with it and are looking for a new mount..."

You just have to weed them out. Visit where the horse is moving to, etc. I know tons of people wanted to buy him sight unseen...and that's just not happening.
I think it just kind of goes with selling a horse.
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post #6 of 6 Old 02-14-2009, 04:36 PM
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Hate to say it but almost everyone "wants something for nothing"
its the world we live in
yep thats just the way it goes!

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