Need horror stories about extra fees from trainers when buying a horse!
Posting this in h/j first, though I'm sure the syndrome is just as prevalent in other disciplines. I'm a freelance journalist who's working on an article about hidden commissions and fees in a horse's purchase price. What the seller is asking, and what the buyer ends up paying, once all the palms have been crossed with silver, can be very different things! What's a justifiable commission fee for brokering a deal, and just how many people should be entitled to be compensated? I'm looking for buyers and sellers who have horror stories, cautionary tales, or strong opinions on the matter. You can share under a pseudonym if you prefer. Please PM me or email ridexc (at) hotmail.com. Thanks!