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    Stirrups?

    All my saddles have Acavallo Opera stirrups on them. Being an older bird with all the aches and pains that age brings with it, I can do a long ride and get off without my knees and hips collapsing. They're, IME, better than Sprenger Bow Balance. At around £85, they're very much at the lower...
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    Negotiating prices...

    I don't see an issue with that, but it may be good manners to tell the sellers that your budget doesn't stretch that far and ask if they're willing to negotiate. You don't have to give the seller your budget, but I think I would feel hoodwinked if you came, saw, liked then said you can't afford.
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    Neymar Romeo

    Yes, he may have been only two but it seems that he couldn’t be turned away. The owner has a broken arm, she has already left a yard where he’d done damage to go to this yard where she was told to leave the following week. Where was she supposed to put him? In her garage?
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    Neymar Romeo

    Yes
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    Neymar Romeo

    It seems he couldn't be trusted to stay in the same place that he had been turned out into.
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    Neymar Romeo

    I imagine this horse would have been resold, bought back cheap again, resold, bought back cheap. He was a troubled soul. From another account, the horse couldn't be put into a field because he broke fencing, then broke the gate at the trainer's yard. It's an awful life for a 3 year old to be...
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    Neymar Romeo

    The offer evidently was from the very same schooling livery that told Laura to sling her hook by the following Friday. The same schooling livery that worked closely with the original seller. Stinks of fish.
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    Neymar Romeo

    I think this thread has shown two unscrupulous horse folks, the original seller and the schooling livery that wanted the horse off the yard but then offered £4k. I reckon the SJs may have sold for £4k if they hadn't been threatened with eviction of a horse that would be very difficult to get...
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    Neymar Romeo

    Could this be something closer to the truth?
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    Neymar Romeo

    Yes, FF, many people have absolutely no idea how insurance works.
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    Neymar Romeo

    It seems to me like a con cooked up by the original owner and the schooling livery. The horse was bought for £15k apparently and they offered £4k, having already told the SJs that the horse needed to be off the property by the following Friday due to extensive damage done by the horse.
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    Neymar Romeo

    I'm sure there's a lot more to this story than the account on Facebook. It seems callous to PTS though.
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    YO adding surcharge

    I think it's a bit high. I'm making assumptions that your horse is out grazing during the day, so I would expect a good sized horse with a decent appetite to get through 3 bales a week if in overnight. You have already paid for hay in your monthly livery so it should only be the extra cost of...
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    park lane stables

    It seems the land owner has been keeping a keen eye on the charity fundraiser and wanted the lot.
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    Older horse and looking for the gem to let me continue.

    You will need a big budget at the moment for anything vaguely reliable and especially sound.
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