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Games Trainers Play: The Florida Horse Saga

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  • Yeah, Suerte doesn't pay attention to deadlines and she won't listen to us either
    Y'all ain't right!

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      • Originally posted by DeeThbd View Post
        Somebody was wondering what we can do when this trainwreck finally stops....
        It's not horse-related, but there is always the Britney Spears tragedy. That one has frequent updates.

        Regarding the check that epona's friend had...I think that was just a story that she told epona and she never actually had a check.

        I don't know what is worse in this whole thing...the crap that the people in Florida (and Thing 1/2) keep pulling. Or the fact that epona's friend just keeps taking it. She has let them walk all over her, but that doesn't mean that she has to keep taking it. She can put her foot down NOW and salvage something of her pride here at the end (of course, I'm assuming that the end is near). If she wants to. But it seems that she enjoys being screwed over.

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        • Ravenclaw, that's exactly what I was thinking. They buyer and both trainers are walking all over the seller, but she tatooed "WELCOME" on her tummy and threw herself in front of them.

          Seriously, this kind of thing really bothers me - there are a lot of potential buyers who *are* honest and responsible who want to do a reasonable trial, and this kind of behaviour discourages all sellers from considering it.
          Stay me with coffee, comfort me with chocolate, for I am sick of love.

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          • Yup, as someone who has taken a few beastiess on trial (and bought said beasties in a timely manner with no trix, I might add), they are making us look bad
            Y'all ain't right!

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            • So WTH is going on with the sale???????
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              • Agree about the trial thing. Trainer friend of mine just had a horse in on trial for a client for 2 weeks. Needless to say they bought the horse and paid in a timely manner, as per the terms they agreed upon. Heck, seller even took a 1.5 hour drive up to the new barn to check it out and see the place in person. Family handed over check for horse and everyone was happy. Seller seemed a little surprised they didn't even haggle over price. They explained the horse was VERY fairly priced, trainer was very happy with her, and they appreciated the 2 week trial to evaluate her in their barn and in their daughter's lesson groups. Win, win for all around in that case. This one... well... choo choooooo.
                "You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars;
                you have a right to be here." ~ Desiderata by Max Ehrmann

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                • I keep checking this thread out

                  in the hope that the seller has grown a pair and yanked the damn horse home.

                  Nice way to get yourself a free ride for a few months. Not

                  Paddy passes horse shaped flavoured popcorn to GLS. Anyone got any toffee covered popcorn?

                  Paddy
                  "Chaos, panic and disorder. My work here is done"

                  ~Member of the "Addicted to Lessons" clique~

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                  • I am out of toffe covered popcorn,,, and my dang 'rita machine has died as a result of this thread!!!

                    Waiting in agony (now with no 'rita's) for the next piece to the puzzle
                    "Energy efficient vehicle. Runs on grass and oats. CAUTION: Avoid exhaust!"
                    I think we should eat trolls.
                    Troll meat. Now that's good eatin'.
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                    • I mean, really we should all just go away until Friday. Nothing's going to happen until then.....
                      Unless the seller puts together a contingency plan (hope springs eternal). That would need to happen between now & then, but we all know it's not going to happen
                      Y'all ain't right!

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                      • Originally posted by BeastieSlave View Post
                        I mean, really we should all just go away until Friday. Nothing's going to happen until then.....
                        Unless the seller puts together a contingency plan (hope springs eternal). That would need to happen between now & then, but we all know it's not going to happen
                        areyoucrazy????????? LEAVE the thread ALONE?!?! until FRIDAY?!?!!? it would get scared,, and be you know,, alone...
                        "Energy efficient vehicle. Runs on grass and oats. CAUTION: Avoid exhaust!"
                        I think we should eat trolls.
                        Troll meat. Now that's good eatin'.
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                        • I'm not as critical of the horse's owner/seller as some. I do think she's allowed herself and her horse to be used, but I suspect that she's in a tough situation, money-wise, and may not have the funds to take the horse back and then market it again.

                          I think the biggest share of blame goes to the trainers. The seller might not have agreed to the initial trial and various extensions if it wasn't for the fact that she *knew* the trainers involved. She may have thought (clearly in error) that the trainers would act responsibly and ethically towards someone they knew. Not.

                          The buyers are also at fault. Clearly what they wanted was a free lease with an option to buy of a horse who was show-ready. They couldn't find such a horse, and so they traded on one owner's cluelessness to string her along and get 45+ days of free showing and riding at no risk to themselves.

                          For those of you who are enjoying watching this drama, there's a word for that enjoyment of other's pain: schadenfreude: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schadenfreude
                          "The formula 'Two and two make five' is not without its attractions." --Dostoevsky

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                          • I'm no quitter... I CAN'T leave this thread alone..This is better than anything on TV and a lot like watching a horror flick.. you keep screaming at the damsel in trouble but she goes in the creepy house with the creepy music anyways...

                            HL starts up blender to make fresh 'ritas for dressage4fun..
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                            • Too cold here for 'ritas - anyone for a hot buttered rum? And maybe some killer queso with tortilla chips?
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                              • And guess what? Only TWO more posts until we hit 1,000!

                                Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

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                                • an' a ONE

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                                  • an' a TWO!!

                                    Sorry - couldn't resist. I must be channeling Lawrence Welk.

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                                    • Thanks for the 'rita HL,, now I am set,, do you think we will get another update?? I NEED one!! I m having one of those days!! I need someone ELSES misery!!
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                                        Drama Llamas head to Fla to refill their tanks for more drama....

                                        ___._/> I don't suffer from insanity.. I enjoy every
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                                        //__\\<-- Don't feed the llama!

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                                        • Originally posted by Dressage4Fun View Post
                                          areyoucrazy????????? LEAVE the thread ALONE?!?! until FRIDAY?!?!!? it would get scared,, and be you know,, alone...
                                          Yes, and I might go through withdrawal and I've heard the symptoms are too nasty to contemplate....

                                          BTW who is going to "out" Thing 1 and Thing 2 on Horsehowspy? Any takers?

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