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post #1 of 19 Old 05-19-2010, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
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Ugh, some people

I just have to get this off my chest!

I bought a horse off this woman late last year, I was told a lot of things about this horse which all proved to be less than accurate. However, that is not the issue.

First off, I purchased a horse off another lady about a month or two afterwards. I mentioned the horse I bought off lady # 1 in conversation. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that lady # 1 had bought said horse off lady # 2 only 3 weeks prior to me purchasing him! Not too mention, she paid $100 for him and tried to sell him for $700. In the 3 weeks he was advertised his price dropped to $350 which is where I bought him. However, still a $250 profit on a horse she had done nothing with. Anyway, I got duped, I'm over it.

Since buying said horse off lady # 1 though, I have seen 15 - 20 horses advertised by this woman. All have been either Standardbreds or Thoroughbreds. All have said they were for sale as "they simply were not the right horse for her". Knowing what I know about the horse I bought off her, I was less inclined to believe the story. By this time I'm more thinking, horse trader. Especially seeing one of her more recent ads with "If this horse is not sold withing the week she is going to the doggers" as the closing line.

This morning I saw something I could not and still can not believe. An ad from lady # 1 for a purebred Arab broodmare as she is "getting out of breeding". WHAT!! And then to add to my dismay, "my stallion is also for sale." So I clicked the ad for her "stallion". He is a 2 year old welsh colt. *head desk*

I just wish that there was something I could do in this situation. I feel for those who have bought horses of her, seeing as they all advertised as calm and quiet, which is certainly not what I received. I worry that someone may have bought a beginners horse off this woman and ended up with a horse totally wrong for them.

Sorry for ranting, I'm just dumbfounded!

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post #2 of 19 Old 05-19-2010, 08:08 AM
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I think i may know the woman you are talking about, and she does have a reputaion for this kind of thing...as well as stealing, starving and mistreating horses.
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post #3 of 19 Old 05-19-2010, 08:11 AM Thread Starter
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Ugh, it makes me very glad I got the horse I bought away from her when I did. And I guess if her reputation is correct, it explains his behaviour. He is very untrusting, and don't even think about picking up a whip around him!

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post #4 of 19 Old 05-19-2010, 08:18 AM
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There are two women like that in my area. Most local people know to stay away, but there are always outsiders who get duped. Unfortunately, there's not much that can be done, other than warning others to stay away... :( Horses are a business, and whenever people can make money, there will be those that take advantage.

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post #5 of 19 Old 05-19-2010, 07:01 PM
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Unfortunately there are a lot of dishonest people in the world. And a lot of them in the horse business. :(


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post #6 of 19 Old 05-19-2010, 07:11 PM
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i know who your talking about also. shes been running ads for many horses for a few weeks now. every few days another is advertised.
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post #7 of 19 Old 05-19-2010, 07:29 PM
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Shoot her.

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post #8 of 19 Old 05-20-2010, 12:30 AM Thread Starter
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haha, somehow I think shooting her might land me in a bit of hot water.

I don't have an issue with someone who buys a horse, puts some work in to it and makes a profit off it, but seriously. What kind of person pays $100 for a horse and expects to sell it for $700 a week later??

I'm glad I am not the only person who has noticed her ads.

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post #9 of 19 Old 05-20-2010, 12:36 AM
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It sounds like it's a problem that may take care of itself. After everone knows about her she will be unable to make a profit and have to find some other scam to pull.

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post #10 of 19 Old 05-20-2010, 12:46 AM
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i dont think i ever saw any of the horses advertised with their previous owners. but it is quite obvious what she is doing.

ive been looking to get one or 2 horses for retraining and sending of to show homes, but i refuse to buy anything that belongs to her!!!
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