Too good to be true?

Snowysadude

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i agree something strange... you would think they would want a bit of money to make sure new owners can afford him
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.... Probs has a huge vet problem that will cost them a lot to treat or something (cynical i know), but makes me want to ring up and ask!!

Also hard to tell from the photos but legs look odd especially fetlocks (no expert of confo though) would love to see a video and some conformation pics :S
 

vikkiandmonica

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Agree with Snowysadude, his fetlocks do look very long and low, don't know if this would affect him? Not sure what to think about the advert, either there is something dodgy, or the owners just want him to go to a good home, although surely they'll get all sorts of people ringing up about him, who'll just sell him on?
 

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His back legs look like Winston's when he is moving long and low, nothing wrong with it, look at the other photo . I wonder if they are intending a loan rather just giving away, I hope so as he looks a lovely lad and will turn up at a sales ring fairly soon if they just give him for free.
 

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when they say "has probs and needs gentle tacking up" it prob means he's really head shy. also agree about vets bills and yep the legs do looks abit odd.
I'm so cynical it's unreal!!
 

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I've just found this:

http://www.trotonline.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=9148

http://www.trotonline.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=9148

"He is a horse on my yard and is lovely. They have had him over a year and was shared by mother and daughter but the daughter has recently bought a youngster and the mother has bought a smaller coloured. He was going to be kept for the husband to hack out but he doesnt really have the time or interest. What they are ideally after is a home for him where he will be loved, so the free bit was to open it to people who would love a horse but cant necessarily afford one.

He doesnt like a flash for some reason and chucks his head about when wearing one. A grakle is a simpler option as the pressure is distributed more evenly and is actually kinder. my horse hates a flash but accepts a grakle The tacking up bit i dunno about.

He is a quiet gentleman and a fab opprtunity for someone.

i think she is going to be very selective and do references etc "

Could be a genuine freebie!
 

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I must confess I read the advert and thought it sounds genuine however it does worry me in the fact that every dodgy dealer and misfit will see the chance of making a quick buck, and as for being selective and do references etc, I am sure they could if necesary sound very genuine.

A local ad would be safer although not foolproof, word off mouth even better, as unless we are not told the real story a horse like that should be very easy to rehome.
 
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