Friday, March 20, 2009

Of All the Horses For sale....

Thank you DreamHorse for blowing my mind once again.... Soooooo here's an ad of someone who bought this "Awesome horse" with 2 injuries to it's suspensory... HUH? He's a 2 legged horse at the moment... And now... she needs to resell it... Apparently it's a great horse and was shown hunters and knows it's auto changes and everything like that, but why would you buy and now sell a DEAD lame horse??? OH and the horse is 17.... Here's the link to the ad. http://www.dreamhorse.com/show_horse.php?form_horse_id=1375389&share_this=Y

With ALL of the horses for sale, why do you suppose someone would want to pay $500 for a lame horse. It's sad really, to me. Poor horse probably served it's previous owners well, went lame then go pawned off on someone else, who know wants a RIDEABLE horse. So again with the pawning. Ugh... He looks like a cute typical Thoroughbred cross, but unfortunately his owner may be hanging on to him for awhile... For I FEAR, no wait, I'm about 99% SURE, no one will want him let alone to pay money for him...

13 comments:

lachellesays said...

What I don't understand is how they have a picture of him jumping while in the ad the owner makes it sound like he's been lame the entire time she's owned him.

wolfandterriers said...

It's people like this (and others I have met personally) that make me very wary of ever selling one of my horses. I found my Paint hunter pony an excellent home with a local doctor (for his wife and children to ride, as she enjoyed a less than challenging ride and exercise program!) but with all of the headstrong, difficult ponies I have now, I just can't envision a safe long term home for any of them. (Beyond me, of course!) :)

CCH said...

He's 18 so either she's had the ad up for a while or can't do math.

However, depending on the severity of the tear, they can be rehabbed (but more like a year, not 4 months) He probably won't jump, but could be a nice flat horse or lesson horse. I think someone could end up with a decent deal.

Still original owners should have rehabbed themselves and then resold to a different job. Jerky of them not to.

Unfiltered Meghan said...

Nice of them to use the same picture the previous owner probably used to sell him.

He looks like a nice horse. $500 for a Warmblood cross who looks like he was something before his injury might actually pan out. I'd hate to see him go to auction.

GoLightly said...

Yeah, that's the very definition of false advertising.

He MAY do this again, someday. (Jumping)

MAYbe.

Poor guy, he looks lovely.
Not a throwaway, anyway.

clara said...

this really makes me mad. my horse had a suspensory injury, hives, and 3 abcesses and wasn't ridable for 7 months. did i dump him...no i made him better and why the hell would you buy a lame horse?

Dena said...

I like him. A lot. I hate to admit it but if you caught me on the right day about 15 horses ago I probably would have done it.
Provided I knew that I stood a chance of at least making him comfortable.
I am a way big sucker for the big boys.

ZTIG said...

Lachellesays cause some people are not only asshats but idiots. I just watched a video a friend's husband took of her old horse when he was visiting their old town. The horse is obviously lame and hurting baaaad in his right rear (stifle it turns out). He tries hard to tell them over and over and still they beat him over the jumps for 30 min then took him out in the field and tried to jump him cross country. Thinking he wanted a "change of scenery". The idiot trainer thinks he is just too much horse for the owner and he's misbehaving. He tries so hard to clear the jumps until it just becomes too much and he has to start refusing. She doesn't even see what I saw in his first three strides, without being told what to look for.

He is now home safe and sound. I just finally got to see that video.

polomom55 said...

There are hundreds of lovely, sound horses in need of homes.
If they care about this horse's outcome, they should humanely euthanize the poor thing. He's too nice to end up in the hands of a kill buyer.

Serena said...

It is always funny to see how people try to sell/offload horses. I was at my local feed store yesterday and the bulletin board was just as laughable--someone is selling 1) a 19 year old fugly grade horse (needs an experienced "horsemen") with tack for $1500, and 2) a 10 year old, UNBROKE grade mare who also needs an "experienced horsemen" for $2,500.
FHOTD is right, some people just DON'T get the market!
This TB cross you're blogging about is adorable and might ACTUALLY be a good deal for someone! Fugly unbroke/barely broke horses, not so much.

sandycreek said...

I looked at a horse I found on Horstopia, the owner said we can't saddle him cause his back is too sore, he has been sore a really long time. WHY DIDN"T YOU TELL ME THAT BEFORE I DROVE AN HOUR?
Whatever

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Alaska said...

Use the Internet to find breeders that are near you. Go to an equine classified site there are too many to list: search under "ponies for sale" and then do a search on that site by state and breed.