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post #11 of 16 Old 08-19-2010, 12:49 PM
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While I agree with what people say about not letting screwy owners get in the way of an opportunity for a good horse - one observation I've made in my recent horse searching is that owners who are difficult for me to deal with often treat their horses just as poorly, which results in a variety of equine behavioral issues.
If you're looking for a project, then no big deal, you can probably work out those issues pretty quickly and end up with a great horse.
If you're looking for something more finished the day you bring it home, you might want to pass on them.
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post #12 of 16 Old 08-19-2010, 12:57 PM
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...sometimes drunks are more honost! You might be able to get the real deal on the horse out of him!!!

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post #13 of 16 Old 08-19-2010, 02:02 PM
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I agree with farmpony. Lots of times they are more honest because they have lost their inhibitions. If they are drunk, it would be easier to confuse them and catch them in a lie. BUT, the first time I called on Rookie, it said to ask for a ladies name. I did, and she sounded just like a drunk guy. I still set up the time to go look at him. It turns out that she has problems with her voice on a regular basis. She sounded drunk because she was extremely tired and was driving home from work. She was extremely nice to me and the friend that went with me to look at him. And, she's turned out to be one of my best friends. I've met many people like that, and I've learned not to come to any conclusions about somebody just because of the way they sound on the phone.

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post #14 of 16 Old 08-19-2010, 02:22 PM
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I've known a few drunks with really nice horses. Also, I took a message at work one day, a slurred, difficult to comprehend, message. I told my boss it sounded like someone very drunk on the phone- turned out it was her father in law, who had survived a very bad stroke, and spoke with difficulty. . .
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post #15 of 16 Old 08-19-2010, 03:02 PM
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Also, I took a message at work one day, a slurred, difficult to comprehend, message. I told my boss it sounded like someone very drunk on the phone- turned out it was her father in law, who had survived a very bad stroke, and spoke with difficulty. . .
Yep. Assuming without all of the facts is way too common these days.
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post #16 of 16 Old 08-19-2010, 03:20 PM
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Yep. Assuming without all of the facts is way too common these days.
Agreed. Assuming without all of the facts has probably been way to common thoughout mankind's entire history! One can only hope to live and learn that "assuming makes an *** out of you and me" or however the saying goes. . .
Anyway, in answer to the op's question, I wouldn't rule out seeing the horse, but I would base my findings strictly on the appearance and behavior of the horse, and not on owner testimony, ifwho, upon an in-person encounter, does turn out to be a bit of a . . .party animal.

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