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    Do I have grounds for a refund?

    Hi, I obviously have to be careful now given that the case is with solicitors but I can confirm that the pony was sold as a top class 148 pony - not top 148 pony subject to LHC. The person selling is a professional. I queried the height of the pony in messages and it was stated that she would...
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    Do I have grounds for a refund?

    Sorry everyone. You have probably already guessed but she still didn't measure in. Absolutely gutted. I have no issue with JMB - everything was done very professionally - 2 vets plus a JMB representative. The pony is just too big! So now we have a very small horse with high withers. A solicitors...
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    Do I have grounds for a refund?

    It's re measuring day today. Keeping everything crossed x
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    Do I have grounds for a refund?

    Thank you for your kind words x
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    Do I have grounds for a refund?

    Thank you - so do I.
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    Do I have grounds for a refund?

    Hi All, well we have been called back for a further JMB measurement following their panel review due to the large discrepancies in measurements. Will have to wait another 2 weeks. I have also instructed an excellent equine solicitor incase she doesn't measure in. I will keep you all posted...
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    Do I have grounds for a refund?

    Thank you all so much for your responses to my post. There has been no resolution to date. The owner is still refusing to refund or discuss matters further. I have formally instructed a solicitor today (after having telephone conversations prior to this) to start proceedings. I will let you...
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    Do I have grounds for a refund?

    Thank you so much for this. This is a perfect summary of the situation and really clarifies our position in law. I have contacted an equine solicitor this morning. I think we are very much in the negligent misrepresentation area. Thank you again x
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    Do I have grounds for a refund?

    we have 2 more years in juniors and didn't really want to jump seniors now if we could help it.
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    Do I have grounds for a refund?

    Hi - I did specify that the pony couldn't be bigger than 148 as my daughter needed to ride her in juniors. I will be speaking to solicitors tomorrow. Thanks x
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    Do I have grounds for a refund?

    The advert started with 'top class 148 showjumper' - very clear. During the first few messages I had with the seller I asked if she had measured in at 148 as we couldn't go above it for juniors - although we needed a full up 148. I got the answer that yes she is a full up 148. I then saw the...
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    Do I have grounds for a refund?

    yes it was all in messenger
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    Do I have grounds for a refund?

    Yes - in her words 'I can't buy the pony back as then she is a horse with me too'
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    Do I have grounds for a refund?

    I have read this as well but the mares feet were perfectly trimmed according to the vet. If the pony is very relaxed (she is the most chilled pony I have literally ever some across) why would I need to exercise her? This is where I struggle. I understand if you have a very wired pony it makes...
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    Do I have grounds for a refund?

    It is difficult to judge height in some ponies. My other 148 pony I was convinced would never measure in - we decided to affiliate her after owning her for a few years so height hadn't been that important. She was only 146.5 - yet looked massive. The new pony is a little 'odd'. She literally has...
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    Do I have grounds for a refund?

    Yes I do have it in writing - I have passed it on. to JMB. But you are right - I could kick myself for not asking the vet to check. I relied on the 2 previous measurements being accurate.
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    Do I have grounds for a refund?

    Yes. it was put on the advert and in messages to me when I queried height.
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    Do I have grounds for a refund?

    When I went back to the previous owner about the measurement I expected her to say that the pony must have had a growth spurt or something. But she didn't - just said (in writing) that I couldn't have prepared her for the measurement. I asked her to clarify what she meant by this as I had...
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    Do I have grounds for a refund?

    She was measured in March 2019. I understand that a pony could still grow post 6 but my vet said she has never seen a case of one growing by 4cm within 2 years at this age. I do have the original advert plus all communication about the height of the pony and subsequent conversations about how...
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    Do I have grounds for a refund?

    Thank you. I think I may be in this situation because I refuse to do the whole exercise/dehydrate thing. I couldn't live with myself doing that to any animal just to get a certain height measurement from them.
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    Do I have grounds for a refund?

    so why could there be a 4cm difference?
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    Do I have grounds for a refund?

    No it isn't included. A vet can put a stick next to a horse but this is subject to whether the ground is flat, horse being stressed or knackered due to vetting etc so not really worth asking in many cases.
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    Do I have grounds for a refund?

    The current height (151) will show on JMB now so hopefully this should not happen. It is actually being looked at by their review panel (no idea what this is) due to the discrepancies between the 3 measurements.
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    Do I have grounds for a refund?

    5 stage vetting which she passed. I am not a complete novice - I understand about annual/life height certificates. As I have said in a previous comment the market is mad atm - 148 ponies are being sold for huge amounts unseen. My daughters pony had been retired, we needed another competition...
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    Do I have grounds for a refund?

    Thanks. I agree entirely about not getting a current certificate. Unfortunately decent 148 ponies are often being sold unseen atm. We drove nearly 300 miles to view this pony, along with many other people. We relied on the fact that she measured well within 148 2 years previous. If we had...
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    Do I have grounds for a refund?

    Thanks - unfortunately it was a lot over the amount for small claims. Sold as a top 148 showjumper/eventer!
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    Do I have grounds for a refund?

    Hi, she accused my excellent farrier of not taking enough foot off and that I should have exercised her beforehand. I understand that some owners do this to release 'energy' from some ponies who are liable to get a bit stressed but I can't tell you how chilled this pony is. The vet who measured...
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    Do I have grounds for a refund?

    Hi, just wondering if anyone has been in this position before and what they did. We purchased a pony a few weeks ago - it was sold as a 148 pony. It seemed quite large in the videos I was sent so I questioned and was told that she had had 2 previous JMB measurements - the last one being 146.8 2...
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    Competition Pony

    Hi, we are struggling to find a decent 148 pony for my daughter. Needs low points for newcomers 2nd rounds etc - would ideally like a pony capable of jumping 1m 20. Would like to engage the services of a professional to source, as we have failed. Who would people recommend? Thanks.
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    Horseboxes or Trailer - again!

    thank you all so much for your comments. I love the ifor awning b ut I have been at some stay over shows where there is no grass to pitch - likewise for a tent. I also don't really like the idea of having to take down a tent at the end of an event when you just want to get home. I will go and...
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