Trail horses for sale in Flemingsburg KY
I live in OH and have been browsing sales for a new trail horse. I have noticed many ads from the same "dealer" in Flemingsburg, KY and would like to do my research if anyone has any information on them. The farm seems a bit sketchy due to the low prices for what appear to be excellent horses. The only credible information I have found searching have related to a horrific trailer accident from 2003 that involved who I assume to be the owner of this farm selling the horses. There are also allegations he is a "kill buyer" but in my mind that just means these horses deserve to come home with me rather than risk going to slaughter. If I can rescue even one horse from that fate I will do it. There are numerous ads on craigslist and equine.com but none of them list a seller name or farm name, just multiple ads for different horses posed in same way/location listed in Flemingsburg, KY. All ads list horses ranging from $2200-$3500 claiming to be very broke, very safe, healthy, experienced, mid-range ages (7-15 years), good sizes 14-16HH of varying breeds/colors and photos show good body condition. Most ads also include videos. I have read another forum that has many responses about how "fishy" it all seems, but other posts from people saying they have had good outcomes dealing with them. I live a good 3-4 hours away and am currently pregnant, so I really don't want to take too many chances purchasing a horse that may be listed under false pretenses. I do plan to make a farm call and have an experienced rider/friend come test ride for me (just to be safe with my pregnancy) and a vet check prior to any purchases, but if anyone has more information about these people or their reputation with trail horses I would really appreciate it. There are many ways shady people can hide vices with drugs or conditioning. I really don't want to get a horse home and risk being thrown or stuck with a trail horse I can't trail ride. I wish I lived closer to do more extensive riding or multiple visits, but I don't. I don't want to pass on a good opportunity to buy a good sturdy trail horse, but I'm not naive to the risks. I already have a project horse I've been training for 2 years and only have time for the one. I need this new horse to be a reliable trail companion who can help my younger gelding learn in a comfortable setting and not create more work for me.