Sorry it turned out this way but glad that people with info have stepped forward and saved you from possible injury and the horse from any difficulties. Please keep us updated, either here or through PM on the outcome.
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Thanks everyone for the support and help, and thank you John for filling me in on the true story. Needless to say I'm heartbroken but I'm glad I did the digging to find out information that could have prevented a catastrophe. The girl who I bought him from had no idea about any of this either and I can't say that he would have ended up in the hands of someone who was able to find all this out. Imagine if he went to someone who had no idea! The seller is sad too and we are working something out. He won't be jumped ever. I have not jumped him. I rode him at a walk and trot and canter for the first time today and I'm glad I know now what I do. He was sound when we looked him and I believe anyone else in my shoes would have done the same under the circumstances.
While I'm really upset and devastated, I feel better having done this research so that no one else will be put at risk and he will be able to live a comfortable life safely. Thank you all for your help. It means so much to have a community of honest horse people who just want what's best for everyone.
And I will gladly PM anyone who wants to know the whole story. There is a very dishonest person out there who took advantage of the girl that sold his horse to me and by proxy, myself as well. She put the horse's life at risk and did so knowingly. I don't want anyone to ever be involved with her if possible. Thank you again to John who has been so helpful and kind to make this easier.
This horse is so sweet, willing, and kind and deserves to live the rest of his life peacefully.
Pancakes, I would also appreciate a PM regarding the identity of the seller. I am so sorry you and the previous owner were scammed, but God bless you for wanting to do the right thing for this horse. I hope you have many happy years together.
Unfortunately I can't keep him, as I can't afford to board a horse that is sound for occasional light riding. I was looking for a horse I can ride regularly, show, use for lessons, and lease out if need be. This horse is so nice and has a temperament to die for, but soundness is an issue and I can't expect anything of him except to just be himself. I can't put him into a work program, even a light one, because it's not fair to him. If I had land and a place to turn him out, that'd be different, but my needs and budget can't keep up. It breaks my heart. He'll be going back to the seller where he has lots of land and a pasture. He'll be better off with her, getting to just be a horse again. And now she knows too about his situation, so she can be attentive to his needs better.
I'll keep looking until I find the right one, I suppose. A caliber of horse like him I'll probably never get to own again. It's so sad. He is going to be safe now though, and never put into a bad situation. That's what he deserves.
Pancakes, I'm so sorry, but I'm glad you did the research to find out who he was. I had a horse in a similar situation, and I placed him as a "free lease." Unfortunately, the people I placed him with sold him without telling me. I was able to trace him through three successive dealers before losing the trail. last I heard he was being used as a jumper (!) in Canada. If only someone had done what you did, but this happened in the mid-90s, before the internet was so ubiquitous. I've spent many sleepless nights thinking about that horse and where he wound up.
Life would be infinitely better if pinatas suddenly appeared throughout the day.
I have no problem posting the persons name that sold the unsound horse... we gave the horse to KYLA MOTT who is from the west palm area around a year ago.. when we gave it to her we made her sign a paper stating the horse would never be sound and could only be used as a companion horse or for light trail riding. KYLA MOTT turned around in a month or 2 and sold the horse to a friend of hers (some friend) and even jumped it for her to show her the horses ability. KYLA MOTT sold the horse to her friend for $2000. She kept it for around a year or so and then a week ago she sold it to pancake and like pancake i don't belive she knew any history of the horse or she would not have paid $2000 for a lame horse from KYLA MOTT... please spred her name and if anyone ask where you heard it from tell them John Thompson from the ocala area told the truth...if anyone has any further questions [email]firstname.lastname@example.org Most of all i am glad no one got hurt...Also if anyone knows of a good horse that would fit pancakes needs let her know.. we don't want her to think that all horse people are dishonest like KYLA MOTT !
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