Stallion Spotlight

Sandro Hit Standa Eylers

Real Estate Spotlight

  • Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.



Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You�re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the Forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it�details of personal disputes may be better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts, though are not legally obligated to do so, regardless of content.

Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting. Moderators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts unless they have been alerted and have determined that a post, thread or user has violated the Forums� policies. Moderators do not regularly independently monitor the Forums for such violations.

Profanity, outright vulgarity, blatant personal insults or otherwise inappropriate statements will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

Users may provide their positive or negative experiences with or opinions of companies, products, individuals, etc.; however, accounts involving allegations of criminal behavior against named individuals or companies MUST be first-hand accounts and may NOT be made anonymously.

If a situation has been reported upon by a reputable news source or addressed by law enforcement or the legal system it is open for discussion, but if an individual wants to make their own claims of criminal behavior against a named party in the course of that discussion, they too must identify themselves by first and last name and the account must be first-person.

Criminal allegations that do not satisfy these requirements, when brought to our attention, may be removed pending satisfaction of these criteria, and we reserve the right to err on the side of caution when making these determinations.

Credible threats of suicide will be reported to the police along with identifying user information at our disposal, in addition to referring the user to suicide helpline resources such as 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-273-TALK.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it�s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users� profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses � Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it�s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who�s selling it, it doesn�t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions � Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services � Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products � While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements � Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be �bumped� excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues � Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators� discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the �alert� button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your �Ignore� list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you�d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user�s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 5/9/18)
See more
See less

Reviews/experiences buying OTTB from Amy Lynn Paulus

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Reviews/experiences buying OTTB from Amy Lynn Paulus

    Hi! I'm actually a dressage rider but thought I would post here as figured you guys here in the Eventing forum might have experience with her.

    I was curious to hear the good and bad or so/so experiences after buying an OTTB from Amy Paulus.
    Can pm if you don't want to post here.

    How did the process go? Would you do it again?

    I've been riding for over 20 years and have owned 2 ottbs and riding many others. They have were green but not straight off the track. I have a trainer who is super with young horses, mustangs and restarts to help or use for training if needed. I enjoy the process and am not looking for a fast track to the show ring. I typically really enjoy OTTBs so I'm thinking of taking the plunge with one of Amy's super nice OTTBs.

    I also like what Jessica Redman has but I'm on the opposite side of the country. Amy's is far but more doable.

  • #2
    I have not bought from Amy (though I have seen lots of positive experiences), but I have bought from Jessica. Jessica evaluates the horses and lets you know if they will suit your lifestyle. In fact, she has bought from Amy, and then assessesed the horses to see where they might fit best. IMHO, it was worth the extra money to get that assessment. Jessica ships . Either way, I do not think that you can go wrong.


    • Original Poster

      I love Jessica's horses and have followed her for a long time. I definitely think it's worth paying $5k for that assessment from her. Unfortunately where I am located, it typically comes out to me passing $7500/$8500 after shipping and vetting for a still every green horse with usually a few rides on it. Which is a bit tough to swallow. I think her prices are fair! It's just shipping really can get expensive (I won't use some shady cheap hauler.)


      • #4
        Originally posted by Lunabear1988 View Post
        I love Jessica's horses and have followed her for a long time. I definitely think it's worth paying $5k for that assessment from her. Unfortunately where I am located, it typically comes out to me passing $7500/$8500 after shipping and vetting for a still every green horse with usually a few rides on it. Which is a bit tough to swallow. I think her prices are fair! It's just shipping really can get expensive (I won't use some shady cheap hauler.)
        I get that. You could always move closer LOL!


        • Original Poster

          IFG trust me it's a thought right now ha ha! Do you think my husband will go for that argument?


          • #6
            Originally posted by Lunabear1988 View Post
            IFG trust me it's a thought right now ha ha! Do you think my husband will go for that argument?
            Why not? We only lasted 8 years in LA.


            • #7
              I impulse bought mine from her, and it was *too* easy, lol. She arranged the shipping, and gave me all the contact info for them. I suspect it was a LOOOONG ass trailer ride here, and it did take about a week for her to begin the journey. And then I had crappy weather on my end, so she had to stay a few extra days at the layover barn before I could get her. She looked pretty good after that for something straight off the track!

              I was sent paperwork right away, got everything notarized, and sent it back easily enough. Waiting for the shipper to figure out concrete plans was probably the most stressful part, and then having to trust the layover barn to take care of her until I could get there!

              Pearl came from somewhere that took good care of her, she looked fabulous compared to some that come off the track! Excellent weight, super fit, amazing feet. She actually raced less than 2 weeks? Before I got her, so she really was hot off the press! She’s mostly been a super nice pasture ornament so far, solely due to my life being a bit all over the place. She was only 3 when I got her, so she’s spent the time learning how to do basic things, like live outside. Lol. But she’s got a great brain, really smart, sensible, and brave.
              "On the back of a horse I felt whole, complete, connected to that vital place in the center of me...and the chaos within me found balance."


              • #8
                I bought through Amy. She made it very easy. Horse was as described.

                That said, I don't think I'll do that again - like a shelter dog, it's really hard to analyze a horse's personality on the track. While I don't have a hard time handling her, I don't ever want to own something like my mare again. She is a million great things, but she's also exhausting with her endless anxiety and sensitivity.

                I'll be buying through an agent like Jessica next time, I think. I just want to know what the horse is like after a teeny bit of let down.


                • #9
                  I met Amy in 2015 when she was helping someone in a bad way with a farm full of OTTBs in every age and condition. I volunteered to come out and help her catch, photograph, and evaluate the horses. She was nice, professional, clearly had the respect of others from the track (a few trainers/owners who were friends of the person selling the horses showed up), and knowledgable. I have not bought from her, but I think she is a reliable source and I definitely would trust her opinion.


                  • #10
                    Awww it's nice to read good reviews from my buyers (this is Jessica Redman). I have actually bought several horses from Amy for my sales program and they have always turned out very nice. Amy has a good relationship with those trainers that she list horses from and while you can't always judge personality/temperament, ability, etc at the track she does a good job and taking accurate pictures, video and giving information to allow buyers to make good choices. It has been very easy to buy them and get them shipped.

                    Then I can bring them here and free lunge them, free jump, ride them and get an overall assessment of what the horses want to do and what kind of riders they will fit.

                    It is nice to have great resources out there for these Tb's!


                    • #11
                      I purchased a horse advertised through her site, though it was not owned by her. The buying experience and shipping were very straightforward with no hitches - one of the easiest ever, in fact, and I have probably purchased about 30 horses straight off the track. Unfortunately on arrival the horse proved to be significantly and persistently unsound behind despite a clean PPE from the on-site track vet she engaged. The horse could never be used as intended despite thousands poured into diagnosis/treatment - very sad, as I loved his mind, build, and trainability. This reflects all of the limitations and uncertainties of buying a horse you haven’t seen move at all gaits in-person, together with a prepurchase exam based on in-hand inspection at the walk and trot - a horse can have a major problem that escapes detection. NONE of which is Amy Lynn Paulus’ fault and this is a risk with any sight-unseen track purchase, but I would not personally do it again as the risk to my soul and bank account is too great. I’m sure that for every one of me there are 4 others who found the horse of their dreams with this approach, but be aware of the risks involved with distance purchase and give some thought to what you will do if the horse is found to have a significant problem as you put it into work.
                      Last edited by visorvet; Jun. 18, 2019, 01:30 AM.


                      • #12
                        If Amy Lynn-Paulus had not come into my life, I would still have Piper. Even though I purchased (adopted) from the MMSC, they were no help in finding Piper a home with a better rider, than I. Amy came out and met Piper, then took her to her farm to market her for me. She found a place for her. I occasionally get photos from her new owner, who lives in TN. Piper is so much happier there, than she ever was with me.

                        I highly recommend Amy! She honestly represents the horses that she sells. She did not know me from Adam and my horse had been off the track for 4 years. She did a huge favor for me by taking her and finding her a good home. I will be forever grateful to her for helping me sell Piper.
                        When in Doubt, let your horse do the Thinking!


                        • #13
                          I bought my first OTTB from her late last fall. I adore my mare! Amy was totally honest about her personality. She has been a great fit for my first OTTB. I even got connected with her trainer/owner from the track. Highly recommend Amy!