Growing up I did ALL of my own tack/ horse shopping. I have run into so many buyers & sellers that are loony toons!
When was it... last month I think, I was looking to buy a new horse, found an amazing Arab mare, she was 10yrs old, trained, everything... she was $250. I talked to the lady for what a week? She said "Yea Ruth you can come out & see her, thats fine." I asked her for the address, the norm, phone number, things like that. She stepped around it, I didn't hear from her for a few days so I sent her another email, she never replied, I looked on horsedreams(something like that).com, Sandy had sold for $400.
The whole time I talked to her she had tried to push me onto her TB mare, Dreama. I now know why.
I am so very happy that I never ended up with 'Sandy'. I now have not one but TWO amazing horses.
I hate dealing with stupid buyers & sellers. Most days if I write in an ad "Only for experienced riders" or something of that nature, I mean it. I will write you back nicely, we rarely have anymore contact, if you need help with looking for things, ask after that its no more!
I am just fed up with the horse market, scams are so silly!