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Seller suddenly deciding to keep horse when you line up a PPE

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  • #21
    I agree that you approach is fairly unconventional and that it might be spooking your sellers
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      #22
      I am guessing seller declined the sale because... 1 really did have sellers remorse the listing came down right after (she had owned the horse since he was 3 months). Seller 2 probably knew they horse would not pass (the agent selling mentioned the horse was in wedge pads and the horse is only 5) and the listing is still up, she is a very good looking horse and has been up for a while so I guess other buyers did not want to buy a horse with issues either.

      I think The Tim (Who is my husband I can call him whatever I want) is resisting the idea of really retiring and pasturing his old horse. If I were a horse I would want to spend my golden years with other elder horses rather than in a stall with a few minutes turn out.

      He just thumbs downed a 3rd level dressage horse(in our price range) because of maintainable issues. I am about to throw up my hands and quit. He would snap up a wreck of a sailboat and not think twice but any horse has to be perfect.
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      • #23
        I "bought" a horse one time. Tried him, PPE, sellers delivered the horse, I handed the cheque to the seller's husband. As she was unwrapping the horse she broke down in uncontrollable tears. She bred him and had him for 10 years, the dam was very special to her, and she just couldn't do it.

        Being a good person I told them that if she wanted to load him up and take him home she could (she did). I don't think her husband was very impressed...

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        • #24
          Originally posted by HungarianHippo View Post
          OK, off topic but I can't get past the idea of spending major amounts of time finding a horse for someone who demonstrates no interest in getting a horse. Repeat often to yourself: If they wanted to, they would.
          Seriously.

          If OP wants to waste her time that’s fine but this is a recipe for wantonly wasting every last seller’s time too.
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          • #25
            Originally posted by meupatdoes View Post

            Seriously.

            If OP wants to waste her time that’s fine but this is a recipe for wantonly wasting every last seller’s time too.
            I agree, and why not just say “my husband”? Like another poster said it does read weird saying “The Tim” and if you spoke like that to a seller it would maybe scare them off a bit.

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            • #26
              Originally posted by GoodTimes View Post
              I "bought" a horse one time. Tried him, PPE, sellers delivered the horse, I handed the cheque to the seller's husband. As she was unwrapping the horse she broke down in uncontrollable tears. She bred him and had him for 10 years, the dam was very special to her, and she just couldn't do it.

              Being a good person I told them that if she wanted to load him up and take him home she could (she did). I don't think her husband was very impressed...
              That was nice of you. I wonder if she kept him forever. Just curious, did they reimburse you for the PPE?
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                #27
                Originally posted by Sugarwells View Post

                I agree, and why not just say “my husband”? Like another poster said it does read weird saying “The Tim” and if you spoke like that to a seller it would maybe scare them off a bit.
                I only call him TT to friends and on this board.
                I have been calling him TT on this forum for 18 years and it is only now being noticed?

                I think having an agent looking for me might not be a bad idea.
                It might just be the wrong time of year also. Perhaps the listings in the fall might show more promise.
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                • #28
                  Hmmmmm……..you want to PPE my horse prior to laying eyes upon them???? I would think it an unusual way of purchasing:" Hello, I want to send Vet to examine your horse, X-Ray, possibly scope etc. Afterwards, I will decide if I want to look at the horse". I can only tell you how I would respond to this approach.

                  As a seller, you deal with way too many time wasters. (So many, that I now sell only through a professional) Your approach would have my red alert flags waving wildly. I would write you off as a time wasting nutbar who is to be avoided at all costs. An effective method to do so is "Sorry, the horse is off the market". That way, I do not have to talk to you again! I would only continue the conversation if you provided a really good story. For example: your trainer knows horse and recommends horse be purchased for child. Non-horsey parent, hoping to avoid tears, wants to vet prior to bringing child into the mix. That way, if Dobbin's PPE reveals a deal breaking finding, the child is not disappointed.

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                  • #29
                    Originally posted by 5 View Post

                    I only call him TT to friends and on this board.
                    I have been calling him TT on this forum for 18 years and it is only now being noticed?
                    I think the point being made is not that you have a fun nick name for your hubby but that a seller might find that, added to the fact that you want to do a PPE before even looking at the horse to be a little weird so that might be why they are pushing you away.
                    If you are not calling your hubby The Tim when you call to discuss the horse then that reason is out the window.

                    Calling him The Tim here is ... well it falls into the normal scale on COTH.

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                    • #30
                      I don't do a PPE with a buyer unless we have a sales contract for the horse. So I would be very reluctant to handle a sale in the manner the OP wants; I would probably just pass on it rather than waste the time. As others have said, if The Tim does not want to engage in looking, then I would leave matters be even if you would prefer that he retires his horse.
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                      • #31
                        Originally posted by HungarianHippo View Post
                        OK, off topic but I can't get past the idea of spending major amounts of time finding a horse for someone who demonstrates no interest in getting a horse. Repeat often to yourself: If they wanted to, they would.
                        I was looking for a horse for Mr Squirrel after moving to our horse property years ago. Mr Squirrel didn't seem too interested in the process and I was getting frustrated so I bought a second horse for myself and everyone is happy.

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                        • #32
                          Hm, I don't see what the problem is with doing a PPE first. For one, the seller gets some free vet info on the horse if it fails. For two, a PPE can take less time and effort than someone coming to ride a horse 2-3 times.

                          If soundness is the #1 prerequisite to the buyer, what does the seller care?

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                          • #33
                            While I understand that doing a PPE first may be a time saver for you, absolutely no seller wants to have to say "A buyer did a PPE last month and passed on the horse." Of course no one would think you passed for reasons other than findings on the PPE because most people only do a PPE a horse they intend to buy. Even worse if you do find something the seller didn't know about and/or has a vet with a different opinion on whatever the issue was.

                            Originally posted by Xanthoria View Post
                            Hm, I don't see what the problem is with doing a PPE first. For one, the seller gets some free vet info on the horse if it fails. For two, a PPE can take less time and effort than someone coming to ride a horse 2-3 times.

                            If soundness is the #1 prerequisite to the buyer, what does the seller care?
                            There is almost no "vet info" a seller doesn't wish they didn't know about

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                            • #34
                              Originally posted by OnDeck View Post
                              While I understand that doing a PPE first may be a time saver for you, absolutely no seller wants to have to say "A buyer did a PPE last month and passed on the horse." Of course no one would think you passed for reasons other than findings on the PPE because most people only do a PPE a horse they intend to buy. Even worse if you do find something the seller didn't know about and/or has a vet with a different opinion on whatever the issue was.



                              There is almost no "vet info" a seller doesn't wish they didn't know about
                              Hahah, yeah, but if you got that up front without wasting hours of time watching someone ride your horse, it'd be marginally less painful?

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                                #35
                                Originally posted by Garythesquirrel View Post

                                I was looking for a horse for Mr Squirrel after moving to our horse property years ago. Mr Squirrel didn't seem too interested in the process and I was getting frustrated so I bought a second horse for myself and everyone is happy.
                                I like that.
                                I should probably go that route.

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                                • #36
                                  OP wrote:

                                  "He just thumbs downed a 3rd level dressage horse(in our price range) because of maintainable issues. I am about to throw up my hands and quit. He would snap up a wreck of a sailboat and not think twice but any horse has to be perfect."

                                  Why don't you buy him a sailboat? You'd be getting him something he wants. Obviously, he's not ready to give up his old horse buddy. Maybe back off a little- let him take the lead and buy himself a new horse (or boat!) or, since I just read the post above, buy yourself a new horse. Easy peasy!

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                                    #37
                                    Originally posted by Frosty M View Post
                                    Why don't you buy him a sailboat? You'd be getting him something he wants. Obviously, he's not ready to give up his old horse buddy. Maybe back off a little- let him take the lead and buy himself a new horse (or boat!) or, since I just read the post above, buy yourself a new horse. Easy peasy!
                                    He already has two of those. A 14 foot lido that he has been working on for years, and 22 foot macgregor that is sailable but just sits on its trailer because TT sails on other peoples boats at least once a week to get his 'fix'. He could find a race every night of the week if he tried.
                                    However when I want to trailer out to ride he has no sound horse so we have not gone out in far too long.
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                                    • #38
                                      Originally posted by Xanthoria View Post
                                      Hm, I don't see what the problem is with doing a PPE first. For one, the seller gets some free vet info on the horse if it fails.
                                      I believe the information collected is the property of the vet whose obligation is to give the results to the person who has paid for the inspection,not the horse owner

                                      The owner would be out the time of arranging the inspection and presenting the horse to the vet for the inspection

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                                      • #39
                                        Originally posted by clanter View Post

                                        I believe the information collected is the property of the vet whose obligation is to give the results to the person who has paid for the inspection,not the horse owner
                                        True but I’ve never been in or heard of a situation where the buyer didn’t verbally tell the seller why the horse “failed” the vetting, and in lots of cases they’ll even share the vet report/imaging if the seller asks nicely and/or offers to split the cost.

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                                        • #40
                                          Originally posted by Libby2563 View Post

                                          That was nice of you. I wonder if she kept him forever. Just curious, did they reimburse you for the PPE?
                                          I have no idea if she kept him forever. This was long before the time of facebook, etc. I don't recall ever seeing the ad reposted in the couple months it took to find the next horse.

                                          If memory serves correctly I think they reimbursed me for half and I provided her with everything the PPE vet had passed on to me.

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