Pictures of horses for sale... why???

tasel

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Have you ever looked at pictures of horses for sale and wondered why people posted those pics on there???

I mean I have seen so many pictures from so-called professional trainers or yards that brought horses on where the rider had a really bad position... and I am just like... Really??? And you call that a professional trainer???

I have seen one jumping pic where the rider was literally lying horizontally on the horse's back (legs were way too far back)!!!

I just wonder... why??? Can't they take better pictures??
 

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Mine are prob not far off that... but its showing off the horse, not the rider
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Mine are prob not far off that... but its showing off the horse, not the rider
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Yes, I guess so... but I doubt yours are anywhere near the images I saw... not if I look at that nice sig!!!
 

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Unfortunately many photos used to try & sell horses aren't taken specifically for that purpose. Sellers seem to just have a quick look to see what pictrures they have & use a couple they find. It would only take a few minutes to take some selling photos & use them. I'm sure they would find more people made enquires about the horses.
 

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Its because people use pictures they have already taken, which at the time may have been sweet or cute! not many people take some new photos specifically for the ad.
 

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I have seen a lot from dealers down south where their position is shocking - hunched over, baggey reins and often wearing trainers. Then again if the poor horse has put up with that it could put up with me
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Some bad, bad photos in H & H mag today and people wanting a lot of money as well. Nowt so queer though, as they say!
 

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KatB I thought your piccies were fab on your HQ ad - your position is far from bad!

It really puts me off a horse when bad pictures are taken or just one head/body shot without a rider on when the horse is advertised as a good jumper, safe to hack etc. I'd rather no picture than a bad picture!
 

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hmmm I do agree with you, if your selling an all singing all dancing horse for a decent price then really you'd expect the seller to take a good picture and show an example of how the horse is ridden, ok so some of the pics may not of been taken at that time of the sale and yes people are busy and don't have time to be sifting through photos but at the end of the day, a majority of people will over the look the add for a similar horse with a better pic...therefore loosing a potential sale and a good home for the horse as people maybe slightly off put about picking up the phone and enquiring about the horse.
 

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I agree with golddustsara- KatB your pictures are fab- they really show him off and he definately catches the eye on horsequest!!
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I couldn't really care less about the riders position, though I agree that some sellers really are stupid in their photo choice!!! Even this one for example:
http://www.horsemart.co.uk/advert/14_yrs_16_2_hh_dark_bay_thoroughbred_nottinghamshire/33691
Why choose those photos?? I'm sure they could have got a nice flat pic, a nice jumping pic and a smart standing picture. So why don't people do this?! I'm definately put off by people who can't put the effort into choosing nice photos.
 

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I have seen a lot from dealers down south where their position is shocking - hunched over, baggey reins and often wearing trainers.

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That's what I was talking about... it;s not about the private sellers putting up cute pictures...

I am talking about professionals putting up questionable pictures...

If you look at stud farms/professional yards in mainland Europe... there's no way they would put such pics up. Normally they have videos of a very poshly dressed, predominantly blonde, lady who is riding the horse very well!!!
 

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If I see a really crap photo (head in the air or behind the vertical, or miles from tracking up, etc.) with comments like 'great dressage horse' I just assume the owner either does not know what he is talking about or is looking for a buyer who is clueless, so I stay well away
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When we were looking it was the dated photos that were years old that got me. For goodness sake if you are advertising something for over £3000 is it really that much effort to take some up to date photos, even if you have to borrow a camera. A photo that is dated 2004 will not impress a buyer 4 or 5 years later!
 
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