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post #1 of 36 Old 05-06-2011, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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Angry New owner of old horse taking him to auction.

I am so frustrated! I need to vent more than anything. I sold one of my old horses to a guy that was going to use him for trails. (He was a retired 10yr old barrel horse) The guy has had him for about a year and has not rode the horse once. Infact I just found out he has not even had his feet done since I had them done last!!! I am irritated already just by this fact.

Well the guy who bought him called me today to ask if I wanted to buy him back. If not he was taking him to the auction!! Not just any auction the a kill pen! There is nothing wrong with this horse (well there was not when he got him) He is level headed the kind of horse that can sit in the pasture for 3 months and you hop and and go bareback and he never blink. I sold the horse to him for only $500 with the contingency I would buy him back if he ever sold him. So I get the call... Ok no problem, I dont really have the room, the time, or the extra cash right now but I will buy him back. Considering he is taking him to the kill pen and going to get no more than 300 for him. I offered him $400 to buy him back. He laughed and said he wants no less than $700!!!!!!!!!

At this point I am past irritated I didnt sell him to him for that much, the horse still has on 2 of the 4 shoes he had on when he left my barn and you want me to pay WHAT? He is convinced he will take it to the sale and get $700 for him. I asked if he is going to put a reserve on him for that much and if he doesnt sell bring him back home. He said no, what ever he brings he brings. OMG. Really? I mean Really? You wont sell him back to me for basically what you paid for him and are going to take him to a kill pen for what ever he brings. I would go to the sale and buy him back there but I am on my way to NC tonight for a family wedding tomorrow. I cant! I am frustrated, in a panic, and ready to cry. I loved this horse I had him for a long time and although he was not the best barrel horse he was good ol' trusty that anyone can ride..... AGHH!!

Thanks I dont feel better but I just wanted to get it out and scream!
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post #2 of 36 Old 05-06-2011, 05:43 PM
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I'm very sorry, horselvr. Unfortunately, there isn't a whole lot you can do if he's not willing to sell the horse back to you at a reasonable price.

If as you say the horse hasn't been properly cared for and ridden consistently, he certainly won't get $700.00 for the animal. He'll be lucky to get meat prices, and truth be told, will probably get less. I'm thinking $150.00-$300.00 max.

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post #3 of 36 Old 05-06-2011, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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Exactly. That's what I told him! I actually called back and offered 400 today and the another 100 next Friday when I get paid to come get him before I drive to NC so he doesn't have to feed him anymore. I tried to explain by the time he pays gas and the auctioneers price he won't b bringing home anymore than 300. He said he would get back to me. The sale starts in an hour and I have to get onthe road. I don't have time for this crap. I am so mad I ever sold a horse to this guy!!! How did I not see this coming? His other horse was well fed and cared for I surely didn't think this would happen.
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You don't have a friend or family member, neighbor, teacher - anyone who could have gone to the sale for you?
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post #5 of 36 Old 05-07-2011, 03:31 AM
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Wow that is awful. I can't imagine how you feel, I really hope this gets sorted out! <3
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post #6 of 36 Old 05-09-2011, 10:11 AM
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Any updates?

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If you get him back, I am interested in a finished barrel horse!

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I want to use your farrier. Shoes stayed on a for a full year with no attention. Wow.

Yes, updates please.
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post #9 of 36 Old 05-09-2011, 11:30 AM
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I want to use your farrier. Shoes stayed on a for a full year with no attention. Wow.

Yes, updates please.
Another question I have - how does the OP know the shoes are still there from a full year previous?
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post #10 of 36 Old 05-09-2011, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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Well I am back from NC. He would not return my phone calls on Friday. I called a friend of mine on Saturday (who was taking care of the horses at the barn while I was gone) and had them drive out to his farm. My horse is still there. So good news he did not go to the kill pen. I tried to call him twice yesterday and I am going to call him again today. I was told that not only has he lost weight ( he is not starved just not as thick and healthy as when he was with me) he also has rain rot now... GAH!

As far as the shoes, the guy told me personally that he has one front and one back shoe on from the last time I had shoes put on him. And my farrier is my father most of the time. He has been shoeing horses for almost 35 years. He doesnt do fee work any longer his knees and back cannot hold out he only does our horses on the farm unless they are extremely ill mannered then we have an amish guy who comes out and does feet.

I think I am going to take my trailer down to his house this evening with cash in hand and see if I can get him back. I highly doubt he will turn me away with cash in his face. If so at least I will be around in the even he tries to take him to the sale again and I can go the sale and buy him back.

I am still absolutely disgusted with this situation.
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