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post #1 of 16 Old 08-18-2010, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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Would you still look at a horse if...

My husband called about one of the horses I was interested in... and it pretty positive the owner was drunk (and was belching into the phone) at 4:30 in the afternoon So my question is, would you even bother to go look at the horse or just pass on it? Not terribly how much of the info on the horse is even true now haha
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post #2 of 16 Old 08-18-2010, 05:14 PM
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Well, the horse might be okay, but do you really want to have to deal with the owner?
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post #3 of 16 Old 08-18-2010, 05:25 PM
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Call back another day and see what type of response you get. You never know, it could have been a once off. I must admit to the odd Sunday Session that has seen me well on my way by 4:30pm, doesn't happen very often but it has happened! Having said that I wouldn't be answering strange numbers if I was a bit boozed as you never know who is calling, that is what voice messages are for!!

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post #4 of 16 Old 08-18-2010, 05:25 PM
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The horse could be okay, and I'm sure a horse would be grateful for rescue from that guy, but it will surely be a pain to contend with the owner. Make sure you bring your husband with you should you decide to go look at the horse....drunk liar pretending to have a horse for sale....it's happened before. Just be careful
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post #5 of 16 Old 08-18-2010, 05:47 PM
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I'd not let the owners manors or physical liabilities screw a deal on a good horse. He may have a health/digestion problem that makes him unable to swallow properly, or a speech abnormality.
If your really interested in the horse, go give him a look.
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post #6 of 16 Old 08-18-2010, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the replies. We probably will call back again. Maybe he had a really bad day!
I just re-read my first post, sorry for all the typos, I was typing too fast I guess everyone was able to understand what I meant though!
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post #7 of 16 Old 08-19-2010, 10:41 AM
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I would try giving them a call back again.
Just because the owners might be a little wacky doesn't mean you should pass up the horse. Just make sure if you purchase the horse you sign forms so there would be no problems if they are infact a little nuts haha.
You may even be doing the horse a favour by taking him/her from them.

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post #8 of 16 Old 08-19-2010, 10:48 AM
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My husband works nights. There are days he is just getting up at 4:30 p.m. He sounds pretty out of it - as most folks do when they are awakened by the phone.
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post #9 of 16 Old 08-19-2010, 11:55 AM
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Yeah, I'd definitely still check it out too. I'm sure the horse isn't a drunk too!
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post #10 of 16 Old 08-19-2010, 12:45 PM
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Yeah, I agree, even if he had had a few drinks, it's not as though there was anything wrong with that. Now if you got out there after making plans with him and he came stumbling out of his house, then obviously yes, that would be an issue, but still not so much when considering buying a horse. I know plenty of people that drink everyday, not probably to the extent this guy sounds like though.
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