Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Baytown, TX Close to Houston
• Horses: 0
Horse Trader Question
I am not new to horses, but have not been on here in awhile, due to neck and back disabilities, I need surgery, but it's way to risky, and would not relieve my pain. I will probably never ride again, but have decided to still participate in this site, as well as visit horses for sale sites, afterall, a girl can dream, can't she? So, to my question. I live in the area of Houston, TX, and have gone to the web site of a fairly local man who sells a lot of horses, pics and descriptions only, no videos. I was doing a search for him two days ago, and in doing so, up popped an article from this forum, that mentioned him as a horse trader with a bad reputation, which made me very curious, because I had always wondered about him, as I always wondered about anyone who has a lot of horses for sale, who can all do the same thing. I used to visit this man's site on a regular basis, and right off I noticed that all the horses he had were horses that anyone could ride, they would swim rivers, go through heavy brush, great ground manners. He site states that if you see any skinny horses on his site, they were that way when he got them, and yes, I have seen quite a few. I wasn't sure where to post this. The post I read was from 2012, that said he was a horse trader with a bad reputation. I still have horsey friends I would love to share this info with, but I don't want to slander anyone or do anything inappropriate here, but since there was already a post mentioning his name, I thought I'd give it a shot. His name is Doug Gittins, and he's in Magnolia, TX. I already checked rip off report, and he's not there. I would appreciate any links anyone could send me. Lastly, am I right to be suspicious of sites that have a lot of horses that anyone can ride, been there, done that type of horses, especially ones who are skinny because he just got them in that way.