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  1. #1
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    Default Sale question - when to disclose?

    Sale horse has a bone spur. Has never been lame from it, but it is there.

    At what point do you tell a potential buyer? Obviously before they come to visit - but do you put it right there in the ad? Or do you tell them when they email/phone you?

    Horse most likely will remain sound 'til he's far, far older, so I don't want to scare off anyone. But on the other hand I don't want to be wasting people's time either.
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    I would def. put it in the ad. Disclose it right up front, and you will be able to sleep at night.
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    I would not put it in the ad, but would disclose in on first contact if the buyer sounds suitable/interested. The reason I would not put it in the ad, is that the potential buyer may not want the bone spur to be public knowledge, and by disclosing it in an email or over the phone, you are better able to provide more info on the details of the bone spur.



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    I would tend to put it in the ad as an explanation for the horse's price. A well-done ad with a horse listed at a price well below what a 100% sound/no bone spur horse should be would leave me questioning what's wrong and if I should even call. Having the reason for the lower price explained in the ad would make me decide whether or not it was worth checking out instead of ruling out the horse due to the story sounding too good to be true.
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    I would disclose it when asked by the buyer if there are any health/soundness issues, or after they come to see the horse but before the vetting (if not prompted before).



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    IMO, I would disclose it in the ad. You would be saving yourself, and others, lots of time that could potentially be wasted by explaining the fact this horse has a bone spur.

    Regardless if it hasn't caused lameness, the fact remains that bone spurs are developed as the horse's way of stabilizing a joint that has become susceptible to developing arthritis. You would disclose a horse that has arthritis if you were selling him correct? I would look at this the same way.



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    I would disclose on the first contact.



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    Agree with Flash44



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    I was disclosed of the issue when I asked for medical history on a horse, I think that is fair, as most people should be asking a question similar to that before purchasing any horse.



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