Horses for Sale ~ General Information
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You can be sure from me you will get as much accurate information as I have on any horse. All measurements are precisely by the stick. In return, I request that you answer a few questions if you email me for more details. Your answers will help me know if a horse is suited for your use.
1) What is your riding level and how long have you been riding;
2) If you have owned horses before or currently, please let me know what kind and how many;
3) What type of riding are you planning to do with this horse?
4) How and where will the horse be stabled (indoors, turnout, alone or with others).
We have here only horses we would love to keep, and in very low volume. These are horses with intelligence and willingness to work well with people (and play well with others!). With 35 years of experience, I have come to realize its wise to wait for the right match of horse and rider. To that end, we ask that only competent, experienced riders inquire into our horses.
***If you are not comfortable riding on your own, grooming, tacking and handling a horse without assistance, or appropriately correcting and establishing a leadership position with your horse, we feel it it would be irresponsible to sell you a horse and request that you skip the visit. ***
An exception would be if we are selling a beginner level horse, and you are under the close supervision of an experienced instructor or capable and experienced family member who will be coming with you to see the horse.
Depending on when you visit, horses generally have been put through various trials (ring, trail, obstacles, farrier, etc.). If we don't like what we see, we remove the horse from the sale page, but the problem won't be passed along to you.
Our available horses generally come to us due to changing fortunes of their prior owner. We don't object to auction horses, and will gladly share all we know about a horse's history and how they came to be with us. At an auction, I have the experience of buying many horses which helps me discern temperment quickly. It takes experience to know what works, what doesn't, and when to come home "empty".
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE AGREEMENT OF SALE FORM WE ARE CURRENTLY USING TO TRANSFER OWNERSHIP TO YOU. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS FORM, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO DISCUSS THEM WITH US PRIOR TO PURCHASE.
Horses can take time to settle in to new surroundings. We rarely do much of anything with our new horses for the first couple of weeks, and avoid a lot of problems that way.
Are you a little nervous with a new horse? He will pick that up, and add it to his own tension over having made a major change. Give the horse and yourself some time.
Horses react differently to different living arrangements, and they don't like change..even when it may be for the better.
When they arrive at their new home with you, its best to keep it all low key and if your confidence requires it, have someone to help you thru the first couple of weeks. Many of us do better after we become accustomed to the new horse.
At our farm, we do not stall keep, and our sheds are large, deep and easy to escape. Hay or grass is always available to nibble so there is no hunger and the resulting nervous tension/fighting here. This tends to calm a horse, as they can get out of the stress of the elements, but not encounter the stress of crowding with others in a barn or fighting at feeding time...especially when they haven't yet had time to make friends. If possible, give your new horse a chance to see the others over a fence for a couple of days. Put a gentle companion in with him for bonding. Watch for anxiety as he settles in to a new herd situation, and don't overlook the environment (aggressive herd mates, crowding anywhere, intolerance to stall keep, even long periods between feeding can lead to anxiety and require adjustment). For some horses, the best defense is a good offense, and he may enter a new herd immediately trying to make his mark. It takes time for things to settle.
If you can no longer keep your horse, depending on our workload at the time, we can often board until sold. During the sale period, we will groom and tend your horse, and we will show to prospective buyers. We will video, photograph and post on four or five internet websites. Our fee for this service is $150 plus monthly board.
Pretty regularly, I get a LONG email asking many, many questions about potential horses. I am happy to answer a few intelligent questions by email, to the best of my ability, and as many as you care to ask if you are here visiting. Suffice to say, if we have seen a minor vice (such as, doesn't stand well for baths) we will list it. If we have seen a serious vice (such as, cribbing, rearing, bucking or kicking) we would take that particular horse off the market.
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