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post #41 of 51 Old 02-15-2016, 07:09 AM
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That's exactly what happened Whinnie...she was rather surprised at some of the responses. I don't normally frequent forums like these.
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post #42 of 51 Old 02-15-2016, 07:59 AM
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That's exactly what happened Whinnie...she was rather surprised at some of the responses. I don't normally frequent forums like these.
people successful in the horse business do not have the time to mess on forums. When I see one on here a lot I know they are not doing there job.
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That's exactly what happened Whinnie...she was rather surprised at some of the responses. I don't normally frequent forums like these.

I don't know why the OP would have been surprised by some of the responses
Members were asked to give their opinions on how much this horse was worth based on very little information.
His average dressage score isn't great for a horse of that age if he's been competing regularly and being a WB means nothing - there are some awful useless WB's about
We don't know the horse, we don't know what his competing history is, we haven't seen any videos of him competing or being put through his paces - we haven't even seen any photographs to show us what his conformation is like.

As for not making or being open to offers - many of the top horses that come to the US from Europe, either proven or youngsters are bought through sales, Show jumper Dougie Douglas recently sold to the US through Goresbridge Sales for 1.4 million Euros
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but no one starts the bidding off at the reserve price.
Experienced buyers will always go in low
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post #44 of 51 Old 02-15-2016, 01:14 PM
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people successful in the horse business do not have the time to mess on forums. When I see one on here a lot I know they are not doing there job.
Well, I spend a fair amount of time in here and consider myself to be reasonably successful in the equine business.

My answer as to why, I gave up my job to return home to look after my mother, she died and I had retired and was drawing my pension. I enjoy it, I actually have time for ME, seems better than working 24/7

I am nearer 70 than 60 having worked with horses from the age of 15, never been unemployed rarely taking holidays, I think I have earned it.

The time I spent with a variety of horses gives me the experience of many equine problems and if I can help people then I will spend what ever time I like on line at Horse Forum.

As you age if you have worked outdoors with any animals your body does wear out and comes a time when you know you need to slow down and be more cautious. Given the chance if I did not have two collapsed discs in my mid back, I would be still working.
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post #45 of 51 Old 02-15-2016, 07:23 PM
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people successful in the horse business do not have the time to mess on forums. When I see one on here a lot I know they are not doing there job.
That is bit of a harsh judgement. Does that mean people from other lines of work aren't doing their job either. Perhaps we are all hangers on, on here. Successful horse business people are allowed down-time too.
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post #46 of 51 Old 02-15-2016, 08:18 PM
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people successful in the horse business do not have the time to mess on forums. When I see one on here a lot I know they are not doing there job.
LOLOL! would that be me?

I think it more likely means I should spend more time focused on sleeping than the computer. Or is it this?

Maybe work until you are exhausted, go do your own animals, run errands, come home and spend whatever time you have left "decompressing" on the computer to drag yourself to bed unsatisfied far too late to get up at the crack of dawn and start all over again isn't the best lifestyle? I still don't have a good balance on that. More amused than offended, no worries. Definitely inaccurate though. With today's technology it's not really difficult to multitask anyways. Like talking to the insurance about a car accident while the overgrown baby decides to lose his brain and you have to (attempt to) bring him in during a mini hurricane but can't hang up the phone cause it's really important and you never get the time to talk to them (much more difficult than a forum)? Shucks, clearly slacking! XD But it's what I do for a few hours each night that counts.

I do know some people who are out completely straight. I've been one of those people. I would never want to do it again. Wasn't worth it to me.

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post #47 of 51 Old 02-15-2016, 09:29 PM
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Actually, my comment was meant to be a bit tongue-in-cheek too, now I can see how it could read a bit severe, sorry.
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post #48 of 51 Old 02-15-2016, 09:34 PM
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Actually, my comment was meant to be a bit tongue-in-cheek too, now I can see how it could read a bit severe, sorry.
Didn't come across that way to me at least.

I have a very cushy job currently. As in other horse people tease me about it. I even have a lunch!! (though when the baby looses his brain mid lunch, lunch still has to wait! haven't beat that one yet) Funny what you start to consider "cushy".

Whoops, I'm still on here! haha.
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post #49 of 51 Old 02-21-2016, 06:58 AM
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I live in southern California and the 'high' prices mentioned look more than reasonable for what horses like that sell for around here!

Location always plays a huge factor in this stuff, but that's easy to forget sometimes.

So glad you're on your way to your first horse! Definitely subbing for pics :)
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post #50 of 51 Old 02-21-2016, 08:43 AM
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people I know that work horses all day and into the evening then doing life chores after are not on the Internet much.
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