The trials of selling a horse

I haven’t sold many horses but this looks exceedingly, distressingly familiar. The best was when someone came to try a horse I had for sale, rode her, loved her and then asked if I would let her go as a free lease. Um, no. I know it’s hard to find a good horse to buy, […]

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Straight from the horse’s mouth – buy me!

Here’s a nice change from your standard Craig’s list ad — someone with a sense of humor selling what sound like a nice horse. Just note that the language in the ad is definitely PG-13. Thanks to GetMyFix.org for bringing this one to my attention. Konichiwa compadres. Are you looking for the most kick-ass horse […]

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When should you take a horse back?

When you sell a horse you never really know where it will end up. Maybe not next year but over time as the horse ages and its abilities or soundness decrease. To address that, some people write in a “right of first refusal” clause into their sales contact, hoping for the chance to buy back […]

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When Horse Trading Lives up to its Reputation

Every day or two since July 31st I’ve logged onto the Chronicle of the Horse Forums to find out if a woman who posted there has had her horse returned. It has turned into an epic saga: the woman in question is selling her horse to pay her son’s medical bills. Horse goes to a […]

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Should You Send Your Horse out on Trial?

In an ideal world, you find a horse that you think you’d like to buy. The seller lets you take the horse on trial for a week or two, you buy the horse, and everyone goes home happy. In real life, it often seems to be more complicated than that. There have been several stories […]

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