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post #11 of 17 Old 10-23-2014, 12:28 AM
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Can I just say that she looks lovely, but I think you have her under priced, unless she is unrideable for some reason? Or maybe ponies are really cheap in SA? Here in Western Australia, she'd be worth at least 2 or 3 times as much.

As to the people looking, I'd agree that the lady looking to breed her sounds good, but perhaps check that she has vet references as you don't want your pony going to a breeding home where the care may not be adequate. She might be legit, but it can be really hard to tell just from meeting someone, and if she is a responsible breeder a vet reference would be easy for her to get.

Good luck, I hope she gets a lovely home.
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post #12 of 17 Old 10-23-2014, 12:50 AM Thread Starter
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Can I just say that she looks lovely, but I think you have her under priced, unless she is unrideable for some reason? Or maybe ponies are really cheap in SA? Here in Western Australia, she'd be worth at least 2 or 3 times as much.

As to the people looking, I'd agree that the lady looking to breed her sounds good, but perhaps check that she has vet references as you don't want your pony going to a breeding home where the care may not be adequate. She might be legit, but it can be really hard to tell just from meeting someone, and if she is a responsible breeder a vet reference would be easy for her to get.

Good luck, I hope she gets a lovely home.
She possibly is underpriced, but as she has had the back injury and will be very hard to fit a saddle to i thought it would put people off, but the interest I've had has proved otherwise!! Oh well, cant really put the price up now We actually paid more than 3 times that amount when we bought her - but that was probably overpriced. First horse buyers - people can see them coming a mile off!!!

Thanks for the idea about vet reference, good idea!
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post #13 of 17 Old 10-23-2014, 01:34 AM
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I like the vet reference. Pics too if you won't visit.

Don't worry about being overly picky. The right home won't mind.

I breed and sell sheep and am VERY picky about their homes. That said most of the people I sell to are new to sheep. They just have the right attitude. I've only ever had one sale that I wonder about and that was not authorized...(mother showed sheep and told lady to call me after coming out and she did. Talked to me and we agreed she would call me the next day and finalize things. When she shows up the next day she tells my mother she talked to me (well she did :/) and takes the sheep. Well she did pay, but still not very happy with it and the sheep was actually bought by some random friend so can't track it down...grrr/OT).

So do NOT worry about being picky. You may chase away some buyers, but I can assure you, they are NOT the right ones!
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post #14 of 17 Old 10-23-2014, 04:07 AM
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Unfortunately, once an animal is sold , you lose all control. People can and will say what they think you want to hear, and then do as they wish once they have paid and taken ownership.
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post #15 of 17 Old 10-23-2014, 09:35 AM Thread Starter
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Unfortunately, once an animal is sold , you lose all control. People can and will say what they think you want to hear, and then do as they wish once they have paid and taken ownership.

Yeah, but I can try and do my best to weed out the rubbish and then all I can do is hope for the best. It's all we can ever do really. Unfortunately keeping this pony is not an option cost-wise, so I'll do my best to find the best home for her.
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post #16 of 17 Old 10-23-2014, 01:40 PM
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I should add- you can write up a contract with a "buy back" option or something.

Unfortunately not everyone honors that but it may be worth doing.

If the ponies not for you she's not for you. It sounds like it's best you sell her.

If she's basically going to be a leadline pony she may not even need a saddle. Agree the saddle in the pic looks really wonky. I know the OP said it's not a "real" saddle but it still looks weird.
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post #17 of 17 Old 10-23-2014, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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If she's basically going to be a leadline pony she may not even need a saddle. Agree the saddle in the pic looks really wonky. I know the OP said it's not a "real" saddle but it still looks weird.
Yeah, it is. These pony paddle saddles are basically a shaped piece of thick leather with thick felt underneath.They basically lay flat and so can conform to any shape. But yeah, that one doesn't fit her well, but its so hard to come by them second hand, and they cost upwards of $1000 to get custom made, which isn't money we were prepared to spend when we knew she wasn't going to be right for us.

I still have high hopes for the lady who wants her just as very light riding/lead line for partners' kids and for breeding. Fingers crossed.
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