Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Canberra Australia
Yep, as ridiculous and irritating as it is, some people just have an inflated sense of the value of things. I tried to buy an old ruined saddle from my uncle's brother in law once. It was an ancient Buster Welsh cutting saddle, had been left in the weather, rain, hail and shine, hadn’t been oiled in a decade or more and the leather was so far gone it crumbled and broke if you tried to move any of it. But the tree was still good and I wanted to build a new saddle on the tree. He wanted a thousand for it. I told him he was mad, it was worth about 200 at most, even then I was being generous. He said “no, Id get a thousand for it if I sold it to someone else” and so I declined to buy it. The thing eventually got thrown out as far as I know. Sounds like those people with that horse are the same. Just forget about it and look for a better horse somewhere else, I think you’ll get it cheaper.