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post #1 of 62 Old 12-08-2013, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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When buying a horse, is it okay to ask...

Would it to be rude to ask the owner if the horse comes with any tack or grooming supplies?
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post #2 of 62 Old 12-08-2013, 10:06 PM
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Um...it might be a little unorthodox to do so.

You are, after all, buying the horse. Not the barn. Tack and horses rarely come together but you could ask.

People just tend to sell the tack and horse separately. You could probably buy the grooming supplies and tack from the same person you're buying the horse - at an increased price. They probably wouldn't just throw it in along with the animal.

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You can ask, but don't expect more than a halter, unless the owner has specified what is included in the price :)
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I'd certainly ask. It's unlikely you'd get it all for free (unless the owner is getting completely out of horses and just wants it gone, heck, you NEVER know) but you can always inquire. What's more likely, if the saddle doesn't fit any of their other horses (or any they plan to get) is that they could offer you a good deal on the tack vs trying to sell it separately after the fact.

When the alternative is going dusty on a saddle stand somewhere, they could offer you a good price.
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post #5 of 62 Old 12-08-2013, 10:15 PM
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You can ask but it's usually a no. People who sell tack and supplies with the horse usually say so up front.
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post #6 of 62 Old 12-08-2013, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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Sounds good. Thanks guys
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Or you could just as "can I buy any tack with the horse for an extra fee?" and if they say you can have something for free, jump on it. When I sold my mini mare I sold her custom fitted harness with her for an extra fee, and when I sold my TB I decided to pretty much give away everything else I had that they wanted including buckets, fly spray, the bale of hay I had left, a bag of feed and supplements, half a bottle of probios, two halters, a lead, and an O ring snaffle bit. I didn't charge them any extra money for any of that because I'm getting out for horses for a while and had no need for it. I hadn't PLANNED on giving them the rope halter and lead but I left them on her so they went with her, and I didn't have the heart to say I wanted it back.

IMO its a bit forward to ask for free things, but if its offered- snap it up. Come prepared with your own halter and lead though.
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Would it be okay to only come with a halter?
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It wouldn't make sense to me. What happens if they don't have an extra lead rope to give you?

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Sorry, I must have read your post incorrectly. XD I meant halter with a lead rope. I thought you had written to bring a halter and bridle, and I was wondering why I'd have to bring the bridle. My bad!
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