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post #11 of 36 Old 05-09-2011, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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If you get him back, I am interested in a finished barrel horse!

He is retired. I will not let him go back to barrel racing, thats why I sold him so cheaply to a "trail only home". He was ok, never would have made the big times and he doesnt have the heart for it. He will do it because he likes to please but his heart is not in it. He really is just a great trail horse. He is bomb proof and will go through anything, he is great to be around and makes a great pasture mate for the younger horses as he is very laid back.
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post #12 of 36 Old 05-09-2011, 12:00 PM
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Your plan sounds like a good one, and I hope you get him back. Please let us know what happens.

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post #13 of 36 Old 05-09-2011, 12:06 PM
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That's part of selling horses and why the ones being rehomed for free or a small fee go with a contract when we do it. Why did you sell him?

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post #14 of 36 Old 05-09-2011, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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That's part of selling horses and why the ones being rehomed for free or a small fee go with a contract when we do it. Why did you sell him?
Space was the number one reason. I have acquired two new horses since then. One is my future barrel prospect and the other right now is a handful but I hope to make a roping horse some day. With the addition of two new horses that would require so much work I didnt want him to be neglected in the pasture and become a yard ornament. Especially since he was not a barrel horse anymore. He had not been to a show in almost 2 years when I sold him and I came to the conclusion he would never be anything but a trail horse so he was best suited for a home that would use him for that.
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post #15 of 36 Old 05-09-2011, 01:12 PM
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Well, even though its not the best of situation- I definately respect you for wanting to make sure that the gelding does not go to the kill pens. It sounds like you're really putting in effort to try and save him. I hope that this man will come to his senses and sell him to you! Poor horse. I'm just glad that the man upheld his end of the bargain and contacted you before auctioning him- even if he did try to squeeze more money out of you. Who knows what would happen if he hadn't?

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post #16 of 36 Old 05-09-2011, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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After sitting there and staring at my old horse covered in rain rot, feet looking horrible, and on the thin side I am even more mad! I waited for an hour and he did not show up. I called him 4 times and he did not answer or return my calls. I am going to go to his house everyday this week and wait. I have to go ride the ponies I have here so I will update again when I either hear back from this guy or am able to confront him...
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post #17 of 36 Old 05-11-2011, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
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I still have not been able to catch this guy. Word around town is he is taking my horse to a different auction this weekend. I know where the auction is and although I cannot go I do have someone going for me to buy my horse back if he does take him.

I know he knows I have been at his house because he said something to a friend of mine. He is intentionally avoiding me! I have even went as far as to leave a note on his door.

I thought about calling the humane society on him and letting them seize the horse. I dont know if they would though and I am afraid it would ruine my chances of getting him back. He is not super thin, but he is thinner than I would like to see, you can see his ribs. His hips are not sunk in or anything. But being thin, coupled with feet, and rain rot does anyone think they will take him?

I dont want to run the chance of them not taking him and then the current owner being irate and I will never get him back. Opinions???
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post #18 of 36 Old 05-11-2011, 02:03 PM
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Something just doesn't make sense. I can't believe that he is that naive that he thinks the horse in it's present condition will bring him $700. That being the case, and even if he won't sell to you directly, what should he care if he knows you will bid at an auction. In fact, I would think, if it were me, that he stands a better chance of getting "top dollar", what ever that is, with you being there to bump up his price.

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post #19 of 36 Old 05-11-2011, 02:06 PM
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i can only imagine what you're going through, i feel so bad.
do not give up, <3
try making a deal with the guy? /:
i'm sorry this has happened to you.
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post #20 of 36 Old 05-11-2011, 02:16 PM
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I know he knows I have been at his house because he said something to a friend of mine. He is intentionally avoiding me! I have even went as far as to leave a note on his door.
I would back off a notch. You are starting to sound like a stalker. If you are uninvited on his property, he could have you arrested for trespassing.

Unless you want to report him so the horse is confiscated, all you can do is wait him out. I would say he is trying to push your buttons - and you are letting him.
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