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post #1 of 19 Old 05-07-2013, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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So......That went well.......:? Buyer rant.

So, I have just put one ad out there for my guy, as well as told folks I know, that he could be had-for a price. The price is...obscene-but, I don't care if I sell, but if someone wants him-fine.

So, I had a lady call on him last week. I told her HONESTLY what he is and does. He is REINING trained, safe, sound, and I could put a monkey on him on a trail and he would pack them around. She told me her primary concern is that the horse is safe. That-he is. As I told her-the worst he will do if he is in question-is stop. He is smooth, which she wanted. The ad, as well as me talking to her made it clear he is a western horse. He has never been ridden english. I ride him bridle less, but NOT with direct contact. He tends to be balky, and that is my main reason.

So-she shows up. I knew we were going to have a problem when she showed up in breeches and boots. I got on, rode him, and a friend of mine who was also there riding, said the first time I stopped, the ladies eyes got wide. He was stellar. Honestly. So-lady wants to try him english, but, she prefers to use my reining bit, which , actually is a jointed correction, and I told her to stay out of his mouth. She says-ok-I have soft hands. Well, she lasted about 5 minutes. My poor boy was trying to do what she wanted, god love his soul-but she was confusion the crap out of him. She pulls into the center, and says to me "He is too much work to ride. I don't want one I have to work at to ride." Ok-fine. She then starts off again-I stopped her and said-ok-then GET OFF and I will go have a nice trail ride. Thanks.

Not sure what she expected from a horse that is reining trained. He does NOT do contact. Period. I thought I was clear. Obviously not. **Head-Desk**

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post #2 of 19 Old 05-07-2013, 07:51 PM
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Wow, the stupidity of people knows no bounds.
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post #3 of 19 Old 05-07-2013, 07:54 PM
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Looky Loos, hate that!
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post #4 of 19 Old 05-07-2013, 07:59 PM
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people hear what they want to hear.
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post #5 of 19 Old 05-07-2013, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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Honestly-in talking to my friend( the one who was there) after the fact-I don't think this lady knows what she wants. She has a fused neck and has been told not to ride anymore, so needs quiet and safe. BUT, she is used to eventing and steeplechase.

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post #6 of 19 Old 05-07-2013, 08:04 PM
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Yup I'm running into that as is my trainer with her gelding. That and a lot of people wanting to trade young 2-3 yr olds for we extremely well broke 13 yr old. My latest was a guy came out wanting a horse he could just through randoms on to go out and do ranch work. 1 he is 4 with very minimal basics, 2 I specifically state in the ad he is NOT a beginner or child ready horse. However he didn't tell me that part till he got there I knew he wanted something for ranch work though. He ended up being off that day from being trimmed too drastically so they didn't want him anyways but still.

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post #7 of 19 Old 05-07-2013, 08:11 PM
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Too much work? D:

He sounds like a dream! A horse that you have to constantly be in their face is too much work. There's nothing better than a good horse to work off your legs.

Some people.


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post #8 of 19 Old 05-07-2013, 08:45 PM
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Ahh people, I think they see one thing they really want in a horse (in this case safe and smooth) and bypass EVERYTHING else. So he's trained Western? Oh well! I can make it work. I don't think I would be able to hold my tongue though if someone threw out the 'too much work' comment for a horse obviously so well trained
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post #9 of 19 Old 05-07-2013, 09:12 PM
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Should be just like at the Harley dealership - You want to test ride?, you leave a deposit, or your credit card!
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post #10 of 19 Old 05-07-2013, 09:22 PM
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Like I've always said ' not everyone can ride a good horse';)
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