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$500 just to look? WTF?

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    Something to think about, if she charges a $500 restocking fee, if the horse doesn't pass the vet, that would encourage a lot of people to dump the horse for any amount of money, instead of having to pay her to take back a horse that didn't pass the vet. Which to some people would mean dumping them at the killers. How is that for helping "slaughter bound" horses.


      That "Irish" bred TB was still siring babies in WV in 2004 foaling out in 2005 according to the Jockey Club report.... maybe they have a farm in WV? Or they just got the guy.


        "It would be our preference to have a policy that states that vet exams will only be performed for mature horses over $5,000, however, we do understand that this is important to some of our customers and so we have made the following allowances for such situtations: While we are happy to provide this service in situations where it is requested, we require a confirmed sale."

        I LOVE how they're trying to pass that off as a "service," I mean, they've made it clear that at that point, the horse is yours and one can do whatever one wants with one's own horse! Yes, but they are so acquiescent.........

        dehere98 - You say you've bought a horse from this operation. Was that your first horse purchase?

        And how exactly is insinuating that people who buy horses less than 5 times a year are incompetent and incapable of analyzing the results of a veterinary exam not rude and arrogant?
        "Why would anyone come here if they had a pony? Who leaves a country packed with ponies to come to a non-pony country? It doesn't make sense!"


          Another thing.

          If their "suppliers" are so willing to make sure this business stays as is and support them, even so far as helping litigate if anyone tries to buy directly from the supplier............. then why would the supplier lead a buyer on and attempt to sell to them privately to begin with?

          Too much does NOT add up...

          "Show me the back of a thoroughbred horse, and I will show you my wings."


            Originally posted by dehere98
            If your going to slander someone's business practice whom you know nothing about, alteast have the tact to list their website privately as requested by another poster.
            It's written, so it would be libel. The key to libel is that the statement has to be damaging and false. These are taken directly from the dealer's website.

            The only person damaging the person's reputation is her own self.
            Still Crazy After All These Years


              It has to be a joke... I can't think of anybody gullible enough to buy from them, and if some does.. well they deserve what they get.
              I was thinking it was a site gathering all the weird rules and terms gathered from other websites...


                You'd also think that, if the owner truly believes in her business practices, she'd just be happy for all this free advertising. We basically put her whole web page here!


                  That site is just too a fascinating sort of when you pass a car accident and can't help but look (and be thankful you aren't involved).


                    that is so funny!!!

                    Loving that website. Loving it.



                      Check out the second horse on this page:

                      Looks like the same horse at a different price.


                        Originally posted by dehere98
                        If your going to slander someone's business practice whom you know nothing about, alteast have the tact to list their website privately as requested by another poster.

                        This seller is neither arrogant or rude.
                        She is a highly respected, highly overworked individual who goes well out of her way to place the right horse with the right buyer.
                        She also actively seeks to help slaughter bound horses.

                        The reason she can get away with this deposit is because many of her customers are repeats.

                        As a very satisfied customer myself, I wouldn't hesitate to do business with her again on these terms. =)
                        Put down the bong!


                          Originally posted by BelladonnaLily
                          Yes, it does. I was always SO glad in school that I was not one of the kids with that address. Of course, Cuckoo (pronounced just how you think, Koo-Koo) is RIGHT next door to Bumpass
                          Well where I live, theres a town called Dildo. Not joking

                          As for the wow. How can anyone be so arrogant? Theres something majorly wrong with this lady...


                            OK, those people are an Official Piece of Work. And this is the only thread I've ever read that got posted 3 pages faster than I can read...and I can read really fast....

                            Maybe they also have a bridge to sell me.
                            Don't tell me about what you can't do. That's boring. Show me what you can do. - Mom


                              Originally posted by Dazednconfused
                              Put down the bong!
                              I'm not one to laugh out loud much when reading. But that was too funny.


                                Originally posted by Flying Hippotamus
                                Anyway that hacking out video reminded me of the old bigfoot-shaky-camera video they used to show on TV. Hey and she can make him poop by whistling!
                                LMAO, yes it did!


                                  Okay how about this little gem directed towards potential customers:

                                  "We ask that you are REALISTIC about the intended use of the horse you purchase.... For example... if you are a 40 year old woman returning to riding after having had children, now pushing 300lbs, and you evented as a 20 yr old, but not since, it is not really fair to take up more of our time in the sales process finding a trail/lesson horse for you that you hope will someday be your upper level event horse...."

                                  WTF! Are you kidding me??


                                    they really must be joking..but i guess i should not be shocked in this day and age..amazing what people can get away with


                                      To the person who knows people who have happily bought from - any chance they actually bought from (singular 'horse' not plural) which looks like it is now (Hmm, wonder why they changed their name? ) Entirely different operation which also sells some Canadian crossbreds as well as some Irish imports.

                                      Not to say there couldn't be happy buyers from the place in question - especially since maybe 2 months ago I looked at this webpage, and maybe I missed it, but I don't think all the stuff about 500 dollar depeosits was there then. But I think is a wee bit more selective in which horses they offer.



                                        perhaps they don't want anyone to buy the horses... perhaps it's some kind of "business" tax scam...


                                          I hate to post yet another, "Good GRIEF!" comment but...

                                          ... Good GRIEF!!!!

                                          I mean, according to the boarding 'agreement' as soon as your horse steps off the trailer you owe the Property Owner $10.

                                          And the agreement basically gives her free rein to call the vet and/or farrier as she sees fit - plus the Horse Owner will owe Property Owner $45/hour for meeting w/the vet/farrier.

                                          Surely that's not commone practice. sylvia
                                          Never explain yourself to someone who is committed to misunderstanding you.