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        06-07-2009, 01:01 PM
    Seller that won't let you ride a horse?

    I found a horse that I thought might be very nice for my husband, but I finally heard back from the seller today and she will not let anyone ride him! She said she has had 5 people come out and be really rough with him and she is done letting people ride. I think that's odd and I don't think I can buy him without riding him - even if he is super cheap.
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        06-07-2009, 01:10 PM
    I believe I would pass on buying him, if several who had were rough with him there may be a reason besides the rider being "mean" maybe the horse is difficult to control etc. either way no ride no buy IMO
        06-07-2009, 01:11 PM
    That is very odd, and I would never trust a seller that wouldn't allow someone to test-drive the horse, so to speak.
    When you are selling, it is your responsability to pre-screen people through questions to make sure they would be suitable for your horse. If they do something you don't like around your horse, you have EVERY right to step in and ask them to stop or even leave.
    If a person was being rough with my horse that's for sale, I would put an end to it immediately, say that I don't think it's a good match and move on.

    As for what to do - if you are set on seeing this horse, explain your hubby's riding ability, and tell her that you won't buy a horse that he hasn't test-ridden, because you want to make sure it's a good match.
    If she still refuses, walk away.

    Bah, people like this drive me bonkers.
        06-07-2009, 01:13 PM
    I think that is a smart move on your part, If she is saying he's green broke I might understand it,But if it is being ad-that it's broke & ect.I'd stay away.Put it this way,would you buy a car with out driving it?
    Maybe she has something to hide. JMO,,,
        06-07-2009, 01:25 PM
    Yeah, I think it's VERY odd. I wrote her back and told her that was a deal breaker for me.
        06-07-2009, 02:20 PM
    Simple answer ---- walk away , plenty of horses out there without odd owners.
        06-07-2009, 03:24 PM
    I wouldnt buy it. You get the feeling that they might be hiding something not good ect lameness or just a bad habbit when riding. My opion is to pass on looking at it. Theres so much stuff out there
        06-07-2009, 04:39 PM
    Green Broke
    Always a deal breaker unless the horse is young or is untrained. If they don't want you to ride, run far far away!
        06-08-2009, 01:52 PM
    Yup - good move calling it off. That's just too weird.
        06-08-2009, 02:14 PM
    I think the owner should have a say as in who does and doesn't get to ride the horse but to up front say no one can ride it because of what people in the past did is crazy.

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