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post #21 of 26 Old 11-13-2019, 09:46 AM
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I think I have made my decision now as it seems the seller won't let me visit the horse before buying him.
This is huge and a deal breaker...
Who the heck spends that kind of money for a sight unseen commodity such as a horse...

Oh wait, the selling scams of horse trailer for sale but it is in another state so can't be seen but send your money via western union and we'll deliver it...yea, no.

This now stinks of a scam....

If you want a horse who is a track record of winning in the show ring, young as 7 and cheap...
For that price the horse has developed a condition that has now severe limits on his future soundness or life...
Talented horses with proved record of show wins cost money...
Make the animal sound and with a brain in the skull and they are worth near a fortune...

This one stringing you along...
Forget it!!
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Definitely stinks 100% of a scam. I would walk away immediately from anyone who is not answering or even attempting to answer my questions, let alone someone who will not let you see the horse. Even if he's being honest about owning and selling this horse with good show records and the horse "is all that," keep in mind that it might be "was all that." You can get a dead lame, unusable horse in less than a month of negligent care, the horse could have even broken down. Which is one of the many reasons it is so important to visit and ride the horse NOW, not just its pictures and records.
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post #23 of 26 Old 11-13-2019, 11:58 AM
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But thank you all. I think I have made my decision now as it seems the seller won't let me visit the horse before buying him.
Yikes! Yes, walk (or better run) away!
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post #24 of 26 Old 11-14-2019, 08:58 PM
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I think I have made my decision now as it seems the seller won't let me visit the horse before buying him.
This is huge and a deal breaker...
Who the heck spends that kind of money for a sight unseen commodity such as a horse...

Oh wait, the selling scams of horse trailer for sale but it is in another state so can't be seen but send your money via western union and we'll deliver it...yea, no.

This now stinks of a scam....

If you want a horse who is a track record of winning in the show ring, young as 7 and cheap...
For that price the horse has developed a condition that has now severe limits on his future soundness or life...
Talented horses with proved record of show wins cost money...
Make the animal sound and with a brain in the skull and they are worth near a fortune...

This one stringing you along...
Forget it!!
<img style="max-width:100%;" src="https://www.horseforum.com/images/smilies/runninghorse2.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Runninghorse2" class="inlineimg" />...
Agreed this sounds scammy. But on the note of sight unseen- it depends on how reputable the company is. A page I follow on facebook specialized in horse sales at reasonable rates. They take videos, pictures, whatever you ask of them. Customers share their first ride after their purchases. You can test ride the horse at their farm but if you can't get there you can instead request anything you want to see with the horse via video and you can get a ppe done.
I'm looking towards this company possibly when I purchase my horse (in the future) and it might be sight unseen/unridden (rather). But they ship the horse anywhere in the US.

So it really is about spotting red flags first. Thankfully none with this company has come up but who knows years down the road. I always keep tabs just in case.
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post #25 of 26 Old 11-15-2019, 06:11 AM
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Sorry finalcanter...
For the life of me I can't imagine buying a horse sight-unseen, no ride no nothing based on a picture or video and someone else astride.
No idea if you "click", make a team or disastrous happening occur.
If you are referring to a international sale and 6 figure or better amounts...even then my agent looking for me would be hands-on in person with that animal.

NYS and all that region is a area so rich with all levels of horses for sale...
All levels of barns and sales facilities with hundreds of animals offered that to not see in person, ride and have interaction with said prospect to me is just....unthinkable.

I worked in the horse industry, on Long Island...
I know to much of the inside, saw the shenanigans to allow a presentation to take place and not a actual ride...
Buyer Beware....you better believe it.
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post #26 of 26 Old 11-15-2019, 10:59 AM
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Situation seems to be resolved so this thread is being closed

Just winging it is not a plan
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