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post #1 of 6 Old 05-23-2016, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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? About selling a horse

I'm currently making payments on two horses for $800. The lady brought the horses up and the one had a huge bumpy gash that had scabbed over. We had seen him about 2 weeks before he came. The lady never mentioned a thing to us about it nor did it look treated. We saw it the next day because it was getting darker out so we didn't notice. Then my mare has founder and I did make a mistake on not going back up to look at her but I saw videos of her moving and she was sound. The lady had their feet trimmed and the farrier trimmed her as if she had founder but without putting shoes on. When I messaged the lady about the issue of the mare she told me that her farrier thought maybe she had. Is this allowed where she didn't tell me about these issues?
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I'm not sure about what you mean by "allowed". Private sales are tricky things because they're not really governed by set rules.

There can be a rule about false advertising where a horse is misrepresented but I'm not sure that this is relevant in this case.

Buying horses is a lot about "buyer beware" where the buyer needs to take take the responsibility for ensuring the horse is what they want through vet checks or other expert opinions. This is compared to other forms of retail such as shops where they are required to sell things to a certain standard as described and expected.

The time to make sure everything is right is just before you hand over the money. If you're not happy call the previous owner and ask for them to take back the horses and refund your money. If you have a payment plan hopefully you wrote up an agreement to go with it, see how it describes the horses and if it makes any guarantees.
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well your making payments on horses so they really aren't yours till paid in full!! so it is really current owners discretion what was to be done with horses not yours

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post #4 of 6 Old 05-24-2016, 03:05 AM
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If you're not happy with the way the horses are, stop making payments and return the horses. The lady probably won't return whatever payments you made but consider it money ahead that you don't have to shell out anymore on lame horses.

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post #5 of 6 Old 05-29-2016, 04:03 AM
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Best thing to do when buying a horse is to get a vet check. Yes it might cost a couple hundred bucks, but it will give you a more understanding of what the horse has issues with and it will save you a lot of money in the long run!
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post #6 of 6 Old 05-29-2016, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by RafterC Horsemanship View Post
Best thing to do when buying a horse is to get a vet check. Yes it might cost a couple hundred bucks, but it will give you a more understanding of what the horse has issues with and it will save you a lot of money in the long run!
Agreed but if one needs to make payments on an 800.00 horse they can't afford to pay for a PPE. I think the best thing would be to wait to buy when you can afford one and take all the proper precautions.
Sounds like you jumped into horse ownership prematurely.
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