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D66

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Nah it's probably Grand Prix Dressage, puissance, and able to go clear round a badminton too, and HOYS qualified too - but also suitable for a novice 13yo who's only ever ridden kick a long cobs on the lead rein.

Oh, me? A cynic? Never...! ;)
Or, for the 13 yr old who's only ever ridden kick-a-long cob on the lead rein to go round Badminton and compete Grand Prix Dressage, this year.:)
 
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"He's not FREE and if u have a negative view then keep it to yourself I'm being as honest as possible

For sale a pony that no one wants ����
Has absolutely NOTHING going for him
He's as ugly as they come.. (to most ) only a mother could love his face!
He's lived in a cow shed most of his life and now thinks he is one ..
he likes to spin and wave at his friends on the way out the gate ��
He's about 14.1 and there is millions for sale at this is height so even that isn't a selling point, he's 5 years old and has better tricks than a 15year old apart from this he is pretty oblivious to the world!
He is clumsy fall over his own feet walk into the hedge won't stand still on the way home .
He is passported and chipped his teeth and back are done,
He maybe better in company
He's got the worst down hill conformation ��
He is good in the school
He is good In Traffic if u can ride him that far out the gate,
He's also good to box, brilliant to handle bath catch lead ect.
Has no balls no vagina not sure what he would be good for other than a pet or project!
He's sold from the field as we have to hack straight out the gate and he will want to wave and come home so really no point in trying He's absolutely not nervous or worried about a rider at all .
Ideal for someone who likes a challenge
I'm a dealer and I'm not prepared to put no more effort into him and risk my riders neck
He cost me £650 but I will consider ANY OFFERS or swap

Thanks for taking the time to read this honest advert!"

Well um it's honest lol?
 

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"He's not FREE and if u have a negative view then keep it to yourself I'm being as honest as possible

For sale a pony that no one wants ����
Has absolutely NOTHING going for him
He's as ugly as they come.. (to most ) only a mother could love his face!
He's lived in a cow shed most of his life and now thinks he is one ..
he likes to spin and wave at his friends on the way out the gate ��
He's about 14.1 and there is millions for sale at this is height so even that isn't a selling point, he's 5 years old and has better tricks than a 15year old apart from this he is pretty oblivious to the world!
He is clumsy fall over his own feet walk into the hedge won't stand still on the way home .
He is passported and chipped his teeth and back are done,
He maybe better in company
He's got the worst down hill conformation ��
He is good in the school
He is good In Traffic if u can ride him that far out the gate,
He's also good to box, brilliant to handle bath catch lead ect.
Has no balls no vagina not sure what he would be good for other than a pet or project!
He's sold from the field as we have to hack straight out the gate and he will want to wave and come home so really no point in trying He's absolutely not nervous or worried about a rider at all .
Ideal for someone who likes a challenge
I'm a dealer and I'm not prepared to put no more effort into him and risk my riders neck
He cost me £650 but I will consider ANY OFFERS or swap

Thanks for taking the time to read this honest advert!"

Well um it's honest lol?
I saw that one. I suspect she'll shift him quite quickly; the comments I saw were mostly amused and appreciative and someone will be tempted into a project! If he's safe and steady, good in the school and good to handle, he might get picked up by a riding school taking a punt.
 

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"He's not FREE and if u have a negative view then keep it to yourself I'm being as honest as possible

For sale a pony that no one wants ����
Has absolutely NOTHING going for him
He's as ugly as they come.. (to most ) only a mother could love his face!
He's lived in a cow shed most of his life and now thinks he is one ..
he likes to spin and wave at his friends on the way out the gate ��
He's about 14.1 and there is millions for sale at this is height so even that isn't a selling point, he's 5 years old and has better tricks than a 15year old apart from this he is pretty oblivious to the world!
He is clumsy fall over his own feet walk into the hedge won't stand still on the way home .
He is passported and chipped his teeth and back are done,
He maybe better in company
He's got the worst down hill conformation ��
He is good in the school
He is good In Traffic if u can ride him that far out the gate,
He's also good to box, brilliant to handle bath catch lead ect.
Has no balls no vagina not sure what he would be good for other than a pet or project!
He's sold from the field as we have to hack straight out the gate and he will want to wave and come home so really no point in trying He's absolutely not nervous or worried about a rider at all .
Ideal for someone who likes a challenge
I'm a dealer and I'm not prepared to put no more effort into him and risk my riders neck
He cost me £650 but I will consider ANY OFFERS or swap

Thanks for taking the time to read this honest advert!"

Well um it's honest lol?
I saw that one too and I loved the look of him and thought he had a really nice face. Dad thinks one pony is enough though :D someone offered £100 for him in the comments so I think he'll find a home.
 

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Friend of mine had a cracking little mare for a while. Her advert read along the lines of ‘would normally be worth xxxxx but for sale at xxxx as she has issues’
Friend was so intrigued that she went to view her, and her issues, established that she could deal with the issues and brought home a jumping machine for a tenth of the cost. The issues were all about behaviour on the ground, which was appalling. Once you were in the saddle she was fabulous.
 
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Friend of mine had a cracking little mare for a while. Her advert read along the lines of ‘would normally be worth xxxxx but for sale at xxxx as she has issues’
Friend was so intrigued that she went to view her, and her issues, established that she could deal with the issues and brought home a jumping machine for a tenth of the cost. The issues were all about behaviour on the ground, which was appalling. Once you were in the saddle she was fabulous.
No one's knocking horses for sale cheaply, those selling them, or those who buy them. I have 4 and their combined price is <£650, you can get some lovely animals inexpensively if you read between the lines and are careful. The thread's just for a laugh :)
 

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No one's knocking horses for sale cheaply, those selling them, or those who buy them. I have 4 and their combined price is <£650, you can get some lovely animals inexpensively if you read between the lines and are careful. The thread's just for a laugh :)
Oh yes, absolutely! If I was in the market for a small horse I would probably be interested enough by the honesty of the ad to go and have a look! It is very refreshing to see a horse advertised that isn&#8217;t &#8216;a saint in all ways&#8217;, with &#8216;three correct paces&#8217; and &#8216;manners to burn&#8217;, &#8216;sadly for sale due to being wasted in current home&#8217; ... or a variation of the same.
 
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Oh yes, absolutely! If I was in the market for a small horse I would probably be interested enough by the honesty of the ad to go and have a look! It is very refreshing to see a horse advertised that isn’t ‘a saint in all ways’, with ‘three correct paces’ and ‘manners to burn’, ‘sadly for sale due to being wasted in current home’ ... or a variation of the same.
Especially considering this is from a dealer! (have to say I didn't realise when I first read it.)
 

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Dealers do also occasionally get screwed over by seller, a lot less frequently but it does happen.
Or it could have been an unbroken one they took a punt on.
At least the dealer is being honest, the unscrupulous ones would stick it through a sales somewhere
 

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This dealer seems to have a habit of taking on mis sold Horses, not good practice for a dealer. She recently wanted to sell a Horse that she had owned for one day as it bucked her rider off. She slated the Horse and said he was so dangerous, she wasn't wasting money on investigating back/saddle/pain issues as this Horse was just wasting her valuable money by being there and she wanted rid fast. When advised by a few to put the Horse down if he was that dangerous she said she didn't want to waste the money on doing that either. This was last month, low and behold another Horse she has had for a short while she doesn't want.
 
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Has anyone seen the post that's kicking off on Dodgy Dealers? Some people took a horse out of its field because it was very thin and drove off with it! Police then returned it to the owner so was a poitless exercise. I get they were trying to do a good thing but seriously??
 

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Saw this one earlier on a forum

Someone losing their stabling and needing to reduce numbers offers a Fell pony for sale, 4 years old

Someone replied:

Hello,

would you consider a swap? I have a connemmara gelding, 14 years old, winters out on heathland, but gets a touch of laminitis in spring, so needs poor grazing in the summer. He has cushings, and his reading was 65, only been tested once. Was on prascend but he started bucking in canter in open spaces. He is too much for me to ride if on meds. He only gets lami once in March, and then is ok for the rest of the summer on our small paddock with is poor grassland. I have his papers. I am interested in your fell.
 

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Has anyone seen the post that's kicking off on Dodgy Dealers? Some people took a horse out of its field because it was very thin and drove off with it! Police then returned it to the owner so was a poitless exercise. I get they were trying to do a good thing but seriously??
On the original post on his own page trying to read the very irish comments was quite tricky.

I think there is a whole heap more to that story as it seems they've been checking up on them for a while.
 
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On the original post on his own page trying to read the very irish comments was quite tricky.

I think there is a whole heap more to that story as it seems they've been checking up on them for a while.
Someone got SLATED for suggesting that though. According to them it was a spur of the moment thing...I should point out I'm a very cynical person.
 

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I sometimes lack sufficient cynicism.

But the 'we were keeping it until the vet was home so we could take it there' :p seemed odd to me.
 

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yup, well he's quite tolerant, and we opened it to check that the pic was what we thought it was didn't we ;). He seems pretty cute too
 

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Saw this today
Part loan - want a loaner to help me out with my boy only 1-2 days a week he&#8217;s only just turning 3 in April so most work that can be done is lunging at the moment but need someone to help out with general yard duties - he needs someone experienced to help us bring him on
 

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Just seen a pony for sale for £300 and one of the questions is . . "Is the price negotiable?"
If you can't afford £300 for the purchase can you afford to keep the pony?

(She's not a companion, but not been ridden for a while so needs to be brought back into work)
 

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Just seen a pony for sale for £300 and one of the questions is . . "Is the price negotiable?"
If you can't afford £300 for the purchase can you afford to keep the pony?

(She's not a companion, but not been ridden for a while so needs to be brought back into work)
Not necessarily. I viewed a TB priced at £150, I paid £130. He lives the life of luxury and doesn’t want for anything.
 

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Not necessarily. I viewed a TB priced at £150, I paid £130. He lives the life of luxury and doesn&#8217;t want for anything.
Compulsive Haggling Syndrome?! Was the £20 an issue one way or another really?

I found that when I was selling no matter what the price, people would try and reduce. I was selling a pony for a very reasonable £700.
How about £650?
Would you really pay £650 but not £700 for this pony?
Well no, but you've got to try don't you!

Doesn't bother me I just think it is slightly odd. Like that bit in Monty Python in the bazaar where the buyer doesn't haggle and is told he has to. Am I the only person who pays asking price (assuming it's fair) for horses.
 

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Compulsive Haggling Syndrome?! Was the £20 an issue one way or another really?

I found that when I was selling no matter what the price, people would try and reduce. I was selling a pony for a very reasonable £700.
How about £650?
Would you really pay £650 but not £700 for this pony?
Well no, but you've got to try don't you!

Doesn't bother me I just think it is slightly odd. Like that bit in Monty Python in the bazaar where the buyer doesn't haggle and is told he has to. Am I the only person who pays asking price (assuming it's fair) for horses.
Compulsive haggling syndrome? What are you speaking about? Monty Python?! I was giving an example of just because you pay less than the cheap asking price, doesn’t mean you can’t afford to look after the horse. Said pony wasn’t worth anything at all due to the state he was in and the seller was desperate to sell him, I didn’t really want to buy him but seller was pushing me to have him, so she covered the fuel costs by giving me £20 back. I felt sorry for him and where he might end up so I agreed.
I have never haggled in my life and always pay the full price for everything, unlike when I sell stuff, I have never yet had anyone pay the full price.
 
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