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View Poll Results: buy a horse sight unseen and have it delivered to you.
sure why not. 20 57.14%
absolutly not! are you nuts! 15 42.86%
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post #1 of 45 Old 11-30-2009, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
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sight unseen buy?

Would you guys buy a horse sight unseen? There is this huge awsome red roan gelding that i really realy want, but he is to far away for me to go see. This is what i would do (this is hypothetical) i would just pay for him and then have a horse hauler go pick him up and bring him to me. I know there are many many many many bads to this, but has anyone done it before? For those of you who dont know what i am talking about, here is the thread https://www.horseforum.com/horse-ridi...am-love-39441/ im going to make this a poll one, so cast your vote.

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post #2 of 45 Old 11-30-2009, 11:47 PM Thread Starter
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if something were to happen were i didnt like him or whatever, i could probably re-sell him no problem. A huge red roan gelding like him that would make a fantastic rope horse or ranch horse. There are alot of ropers and ranchers here that would probably buy him in a heart beat.

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post #3 of 45 Old 11-30-2009, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
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im still very much so on the fence about it. Here is his craigslist add 6 yr old - Big Stout Red Roan Gelding

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post #4 of 45 Old 11-30-2009, 11:59 PM
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I'm kind of an in between, but I'll but a "sure why not" because it isn't an insane thing to do either. I have never done it but I know people who have and they didn't have any issues. It all depends on how trustworthy the seller is and how accurate you are in judging the horse. Push what you can do at home to the max: phone conversations with the owner, videos of the horse etc. If you can, research the horse on databases/online to see his history or if he is actually stolen. If you are doubtful ask them to hold a specific sign next to the horse and take a picture (like asking them to hold a sign that says 120546 next to the horse and take a picture). Getting a trustworthy friend in the area of the horse to look at the horse is ideal. The vet check is also a very important factor, especially with a no-show purchase. Use a good vet you preferably know and take information directly from the vet, do not believe what the seller says the vet said. You said the horse has resale value which is a good thing, also I would have caution with buying a very pricey (18k+) horse or a very cheap (below $700) horse due to the higher prices being a larger sacrifice or scam and low priced horses run a greater risk of being lame/sick etc.

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post #5 of 45 Old 12-01-2009, 12:27 AM
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I would say get some kind of contract with a 30-day test policy. That way you wont even have to resell him, you can just get your money back. If a seller isn't willing to do that, then you shouldn't buy him even if you are able to see him.
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post #6 of 45 Old 12-01-2009, 12:42 AM
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My Aunty bought a ASH un-seen and it turned out to be fantastic. However, there are many things to take into consideration.
1)Is the seller reputable?
2)Does the seller seem honest?
3)Is the horse exactly what you're looking for?
4)Was the vet check good?
5)Has the seller been co-operative and willing to answer all questions?

Its really important that everything has been looked at. I wouldn't buy unless you say get a 2 or 3 month return policy. Thats just in case he suddenly goes lame or isn't what you expected.
I would buy un-seen if the horse was exactly what I wanted.
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post #7 of 45 Old 12-01-2009, 12:49 AM Thread Starter
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hmm i will have to see about a contract thing. The only thing, is that i have absolutly no idea how to do one.

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post #8 of 45 Old 12-01-2009, 12:51 AM
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we got my horse from south Dakota, I had only ever met her once a few years ago, but we knew the seller as a friend and the horse wasn't for sale to anybody but us... Haha, so I guess that's a little different. Btlut if you have your heart set on that horse ( he's beautiful by the way!) then I would make sure to try and find as much info as you can on the seller, and on the horse if he has a showing record. I would be worried to do that because, what if you don't like the horses personality or something like that? LOL Im sorta specific on personalities, I have met alot of horses I would not be able to own cuz I don't like their charactor. But he's pretty, so I think it's worth a try!

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post #9 of 45 Old 12-01-2009, 12:57 AM
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Hmm, try typing a simple contract like,

I, (Insert Name Here) hereby agree to pay the full purchase price of (Insert Horse's Name Here) and pay it to the vendor, (Insert Seller's Name Here) if it passes a (Insert Time Here) trial period.

Then go on to say who's liable if anything should happen to the horse in the trial period, and yada yada.
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I have never bought a horse sight un-seen before BUT we have SOLD a horse sight un-seen before.

I all worked out very well, the lady was coming to see him on the weekend but decided she didn't want to risk losing him to someone else so she called and explained that she would like to purchase him sight un-see. We agreed and she came to pick him up the next day.

A bit different to your situation but I guess my ponit is that it's not really an outragous thing to consider.

I'd probably take the chance.

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