Update on possible new horse...

showjump2003

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Thanks so much to all those who replied....

Well... I phoned and offered the asking price pending vetting and asked to have his feet trimmed prior to the vetting (which I said I would pay for!)

And all he could do was rush me off the phone saying he would ring me tonight, he has other people coming to view later! Even though I had offered the full amount....

So all I can assume is either there is an issue with the feet or he doesn't think it will pass a vetting and he is hoping someone else will buy him without a vetting.

I did ask him if it would pass a full vetting and he said yes. I took a full morning off work short notice (not easy in the NHS with a full list of patients!) to get there first to have first refusal on him.

I'm so upset. He was just what I was after. Starting to feel like I'll never get a horse at this rate *goes off and cries* Of course I know it's better than getting a lame one but it doesn't make me feel any better right now!
 

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Oh just please don't rush into anything!!! I have seen so many people to do that because the horse seems perfect and it's all just gone horribly wrong!!
Sounds a bit lame but if it's meant to be, its meant to be. I tried out this beautiful coloured horse called Frankie whilst i was horse hunting and he seemed absolutely perfect! Unfortunately he was sold two hours after i viewed him so i didn't get a chance to vet or anything! I pined for him for ages and then went to see Whisper as a "well he looks alright, worth a view" sort of thing and needless to say I fell in love, he passed vetting etc and he's now mine. I have actually ended up with the better deal I think because everyone loves him so they are happy to help me out with him& he's a super jumper and he's so bold and clever that my confidence is at an all time high!
 

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(((((((((hugs))))))) don't cry there will be one.

thats rubbish, he is a really smart boy I liked him but I think you can tell a lot from someones reponse to a simple request particularly if you said you would pay!

I do think it was strange he was so nicely turned out but with crappy feet but then I don't understand why they didn't sedate him and get his feet done if he has a real problem.

That is also a lot of money to spend on a youngster without a vetting but people do.

I stand by my point earlier am not sure if a vet would vet with feet like that as it would make his job very hard. We had a v. nice mare vetted as I mentioned earlier, shoeing was overdue could/could not have been the problem, she was 3/10ths lame on hard ground on a circle. we said the owners could have her shod and vetted again but they didn't so we walked away.
 

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I tried earlier but he kept just saying he would ring me later
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No. Will leave it now. Can only assume he knows something I don't re his feet or vetting. There's no way I won't get him vetted so will wait and see.


At the end of the day I've offered the asking price, nothing else I can do *apart from cry and eat pizza and Ben and Jerries!*
 

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I spent over 6 months looking for "the one"
I nearly gave up, having found one who I thought was "the one" only for them to go lame a day later.
Looking back on it, I am glad I didn't get that horse, as I now have my boy and I really couldn't ask for anymore - he is damned near perfect!
Horse hunting worth the wait and the heartbreak, don't worry.
 

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This might not be what you want to hear, but I wouldn't ring again.

I wold give him a chance to come back to you, and let him digest your offer.

It's horrible when you want something,and it's very close, but you can't get your hands on it!!!

Please don't buy this horse until you are satisfied that your conditions are carried out. I didn't reply to your last post, but can see that his feet really do need to be looked at, and it will probably take more than one shoeing/trim to get them right.

So, hold on, think logically, and wait and see. You never know he might ring back and say yes to your offer.

Fingers crossed for you if it's what you want!
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he may just be waiting to see what the people are like this afternoon- they may offer more money or he may feel they are better suited to the horse?

i would go against the advice above just to keep pestering the man- either he will call you back or he won't, there's not much you can do about it if he won't take your money
 

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You could spend ages torturing yourself trying to second guess why the owner is acting like he is. It could be because he knows there will be an issue with the vetting or with getting his feet done or it could be that he's taken with the fact that you've made an offer of the asking price and he wants to use this as leverage to try and get a higher price out of someone else viewing him.
I had similar with my new girl - I made an offer that was the asking price but was told that she was going to honour other booked viewings and would pick the best home for her. I spent a weekend being a right pain in the ar** but I got her in the end. Will never know if I was really the best home or if no-one else made an offer
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If this boy is meant to be with you then he will be, if not it will be for a reason. If he won't pass a vet or is dodgy about his feet then you are probably being let off lots of heartache later.
Enjoy your pizza and ice cream.......and trawl the web again. The right horse is out there waiting for you to find them!
 

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((((((((((())))))))))So sorry to read about your buying problems but I would leave it for now for him to ring you. There is of course the cynic in me that he knows that your vet will find something wrong and he is looking to sell to someone who will buy without a vetting. Far better for you to go down the route you have planned and have the farrier and vetting and find nothing wrong than to get him home and everything go wrong. Good luck there is a horse out there with your name on.
 

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Sounds most odd behaviour from a seller to me. I would heed the warning bells, consider yourself to have dodged a bullet, and walk away...
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I know it's disheartening when you think you've found the right horse and it all goes wrong, but it might be for the best in the long run. I had a good few let downs whilst looking for my Be. It took me 15 months to find her, but she turned out to be my dream horse
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I would go with the 'what will be will be' attitude to be honest. I strongly believe you will eventually get 'the one'. This one may be it, it may not. Just leave it with the vendor now - the ball's well and truly in his court as it were. Buying and selling's a strange old business when it comes to horses I've found!
 

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All I can think is maybe he wanted a deposit and hopes next people will offer one - seems strange otherwise. I really know how you feel as it's such a pain horse buying and you feel like you're never going to find the right one. When you do see something you like it's worrying that someone will get there first. I remember when I was buying my first horse and I really liked one I'd gone to view. I rang up to say I'd like to have it vetted and owner said "well two others are having it vetted but you're welcome to have it vetted too!"
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I obviously declined but was gutted as I'd really fallen for horse.
 
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