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I've sold a few horses over the years and I have a theory. My theory is that the more expensive the horse is, i.e. the higher the asking price, the wierder the people are who will come out to look at it. :wink:
And of those people only 2% will be potentially serious buyers who actually have the money. The other 98% have come out to:
A. Spend a few hours in the country.
B. Window shop.
C. Case the joint for equipment to steal.
D. Talk about their own horses.
E. Offer you some crazy trade/barter deal.
F. Try to sell you Amway.
...or get a free hour on a horse
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That's true for alllll horse sales and even leases. People leasing are weird as heck too.
Just flat out people that don't own horses.. 89% of them are just.... really odd.
And they think just living on the farm/ranch is all play and no work so its not a big deal to wait the farmers/ranchers time.
Agree :lol: But man I met some really ....interesting.. people when I had Sky up for lease!!
I'm currently shopping for horses, and I have yet to test ride one (I have gone to look at one and was going to go back for a test ride but passed on him) because I'm afraid that if I end up saying no, the owner will think I just went out to get a free ride on a horse!
And that is definitely not what I'm doing! LOL.
I'm going out this Friday to test ride a mare, and if I like her, she'll definitely be coming home with me!
But I agree - there are weirdos no matter what animal you are trying to sell, find, etc.
When I went to test ride the horse that I leased last year, it sounded like I was the only "normal" person who had come out to see him and she was about to give up :-P
And as for the 2% who are actually serious buyers going to look at horses... well, if they're like me they're probably going to look at a dozen or more horses before actually finding "the one", so even if you got 100% serious buyers, odds are you'd still have to show the horse to a bunch of people before getting a sale.
whenever I went and looked at a horse, I had the seller ride the horse first.
If the seller refused to ride it, then i ran !! If the seller rode, then I would make whomever went with me ride it, then I would try it last. I knew within five minutes of being on its back if it was yes or no.
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