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post #11 of 36 Old 04-20-2010, 11:53 PM
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I wouldn't buy him back with the intent to sell him again. If they have him priced that high he is probably going to go to someone with some money. Hopefully someone willing to dish a bit into a trainer.
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post #12 of 36 Old 04-21-2010, 12:08 AM
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I think it would be very wise to contact the seller directly first next time; I didn't realize that you hadn't tried.
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I think it would be very wise to contact the seller directly first next time; I didn't realize that you hadn't tried.
I was actually just going too. All I had time for was to post the ad, and then i was LITERALLY about to email her when I got her email first.
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I was actually just going too. All I had time for was to post the ad, and then i was LITERALLY about to email her when I got her email first.
What I was trying to say is that I would have tried to contact the owner/seller first to get the whole story, before posting an online ad accusing her (him? sorry) of something you don't know the entire story to.
Just my two cents... the horse business is a very tight-knit community, I'd hate for anyone to get their name drug through the mud without good reason...
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Thats what you get when you dont have a 30 day trial... When I was selling my horse Tater a horse trader almost got her grubby hands on him! Luckily, we had a contract and when she sent him back it was because they werent 'compatible'. Really, she had found another horse she thought was worth more. Tater was a registered Appy and we I saw him the second time he was freshly cleaned, whiskers shaved(he was half blind so that should NOT have been done!), and she was trying to register him but something wasnt working. She said he had trailer issues when we had trained him to where he jumped right in just a year or so before then so that was a lie. Now he is in good hands.

My advice, let them sell him. Surprisingly horse traders tend to sell the horses to non-horsetraders. I got Tater from a horse trader under the impression he was great. He bucked everytime I asked for a canter after three months of owning him. He was a liar himself... anywho, obviously a horsetrader knows who the other horsetraders are(kinda like drug dealers) and tend to aviod them. Who knows, they might find him a better, weathier, happier forever home than you could have(maybe past clients, weathier people that can afford more things,etc.)

Just my two cents

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What I was trying to say is that I would have tried to contact the owner/seller first to get the whole story, before posting an online ad accusing her (him? sorry) of something you don't know the entire story to.
Just my two cents... the horse business is a very tight-knit community, I'd hate for anyone to get their name drug through the mud without good reason...
Not only that but in my opinion slandering someone else's name on craigslist without actually talking to the person first makes YOU look like a worse person then the person who took the horse. What they did may have been unethical but wasn't illegal, sorry but what you did was downright immature. I understand you're upset, as I would be as well, but I'd be contacting that person first before posting a sladerous hate ad on craigslist.
Just my 2 cents on the matter.

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post #17 of 36 Old 04-21-2010, 12:27 AM
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I would just like to remind everyone to please not paint all horsetraders with the same brush; just like trainers, there are good horsetraders and bad ones. I personally know some in each category.
Again, when you're buying or selling a horse, it's in your best interest to dot every i and cross every t. If you're buying or selling a horse for free or cheap, there is a good chance that not-so-honest people are involved in the deal.
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Actually, i got the same story that I expected from them. That he was great but they just HAD to sell him because he was sooooooo great, offering up reasons and whatnot. I took the ad off, BTW. My time for that is up. I told, you, he is behind me now. Me and the trader will/have apologized to EACH OTHER for both our mis-communications.
I did not drag her name throuh the mud......... more like through the pond. It was a bad thing to own a horse for 4 days and then put it for sale for 8 times as much, so a put an anit-ad up for 4 hours. Took it down, and now her name will just dry off. Only about 5 people saw it.
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I guess our point (speaking for myself anyways) is that the situation probably could have been handled better. Once you sell a horse, you have no control over what happens. It doesn't matter if they put the horse up for ten times the price.. I guess my point is that no matter what, you should go straight to the source for the story instead of making it public. You don't know how many people saw your anti-ad, and you could have damaged the seller's reputation for some people - not good.
Just my opinion.
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I totally agree with all of JDI's posts.

OP, stop being defensive and read them.

If you had time to post an ad on CL you most certainly had time to send the buyer an email.

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It was a bad thing to own a horse for 4 days and then put it for sale for 8 times as much
No, it is business. And to very many people horses are a business.

And maybe, just maybe, his teeth were bad. Maybe he is much happier so works better for this person. Maybe Chance simply did not like something about you/your set up/your tack/how your rode/your ring/your feed. (Not saying you are a bad person, just saying maybe Chance did not like it.)

I think part of what has you so mad is you sold your horse for very little money and now they are going to make quite a bit more money and to you that is not fair.
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