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Question for most everybody...

Post by cdhowar » Wed, 08 Sep 1999 04:00:00


hi troops....

 ok here it is....I have a waiting list of people wanting to buy
horses..mostly gaited or begininers horses(unlike most beginnner horse
buyers these folks actually will spend more than $1000 <G>)

 I have people who have good horses at fair prices but it invarible
comes down to "have you seen the horse Tamara?"  and my life causes me
to answer no...

 but I (like Custer) have a plan<G>

 what do you guys think of a sale that had no auction ...sort of a FSBO
exibition and sale....I collect fees for providing the place...
screening the horses....and providing entertainment(band or something)

 I think that I can combine clients and ffriends into something workable
at least twice a year...but what do you guys think???

 (leave out the legal stuff....I got Joe on retainer for that<G>)

     Tamara in Tn

 
 
 

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Post by Phylosop » Wed, 08 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
>what do you guys think of a sale that had no auction ...sort of a FSBO
>exibition and sale....I collect fees for providing the place...
>screening the horses....and providing entertainment(band or something)
>I think that I can combine clients and ffriends into something workable
>at least twice a year...but what do you guys think???
>Tamara in Tn

What a nifty idea!  Put me down for a nice gentle
smooooth gaited one.

Should I bring potato salad?

Phyllis

 
 
 

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Post by robfa.. » Wed, 08 Sep 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> hi troops....

>  what do you guys think of a sale that had no auction ...sort of a
FSBO
> exibition and sale....I collect fees for providing the place...
> screening the horses....and providing entertainment(band or something)

>  I think that I can combine clients and ffriends into something
workable
> at least twice a year...but what do you guys think???

Like an old-fashioned horse fair! They have them in England still, I
believe. You go, you look at the horses offered, and you deal directly
with the seller. Have a band and refreshments, and you'd have something
I'd certainly try to get to!

--
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Scratchbottom Shires
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Post by Natalie A Morri » Wed, 08 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Sounds like fun!  You wouldn't happen to be near Cleveland OH?
Natalia
Quote:

>hi troops....

> ok here it is....I have a waiting list of people wanting to buy
>horses..mostly gaited or begininers horses(unlike most beginnner horse
>buyers these folks actually will spend more than $1000 <G>)

> I have people who have good horses at fair prices but it invarible
>comes down to "have you seen the horse Tamara?"  and my life causes me
>to answer no...

> but I (like Custer) have a plan<G>

> what do you guys think of a sale that had no auction ...sort of a FSBO
>exibition and sale....I collect fees for providing the place...
>screening the horses....and providing entertainment(band or something)

> I think that I can combine clients and ffriends into something workable
>at least twice a year...but what do you guys think???

> (leave out the legal stuff....I got Joe on retainer for that<G>)

>     Tamara in Tn

 
 
 

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Post by Sarah » Wed, 08 Sep 1999 04:00:00



<snip>

Quote:
>  what do you guys think of a sale that had no auction ...sort of a FSBO
> exibition and sale....I collect fees for providing the place...
> screening the horses....and providing entertainment(band or something)

>  I think that I can combine clients and ffriends into something workable
> at least twice a year...but what do you guys think???

I think it is a great idea.  A friend of mine took a horse he had for sale
to something like that in ***ia and was able to find a wonderful buyer
that way.  

And depending on where the band set up, you'd be able to demonstrate how
bombproof the horses were! ;-)

Good luck,
Sarah W.

 
 
 

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Post by Sheryl Hucka » Wed, 08 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>what do you guys think of a sale that had no auction ...sort of a FSBO
>exibition and sale....I collect fees for providing the place...
>screening the horses....and providing entertainment(band or something)

Partee, Partee.  It sounds like a great idea to me.  

Sheryl
Ashland City, Tennessee

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Post by TrinityAp » Wed, 08 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Tamara,

Sounds good! Be sure to set up a website for pre bash advertising. Also get
your vaccinations requirements on hand AND see if you can get a vet to spend
the day giving PPE if requested. This  would be a biggie and the PPE would
be good for anyone looking at the horse so it would cut cost a lot. Also if
mares are sold in foal then this needs to be verified. What you might plan
is having a sale one day and then an auction the next for the horses that
don't meet price, that is if their owners want to.

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www.trinityapp.com
Trinity Appaloosa Farm
Horse Diary FreeDay The vet was out today and cleaned
my sheath! What a barbarian! First he stuck my neck and
the next thing I know I'm seeing flying ponies and big
life-size carrots giggling madly. Then the rude creature
soaped up his hand and proceeded to molest me. Had I
not been engaged in trying to eat the big carrots I would
have kicked him. Next came the hose and I want to know
who put the ice cubes in the water! I've about had it with
this vet fellow. The human will have to be told! More Later.
?

Quote:



> > hi troops....

> >  what do you guys think of a sale that had no auction ...sort of a
> FSBO
> > exibition and sale....I collect fees for providing the place...
> > screening the horses....and providing entertainment(band or something)

> >  I think that I can combine clients and ffriends into something
> workable
> > at least twice a year...but what do you guys think???

> Like an old-fashioned horse fair! They have them in England still, I
> believe. You go, you look at the horses offered, and you deal directly
> with the seller. Have a band and refreshments, and you'd have something
> I'd certainly try to get to!

> --
> Lorri
> Scratchbottom Shires
> http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/Forest/4242

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Post by Kris Carro » Wed, 08 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> Should I bring potato salad?

Will we have to call the vet?

Kris C

 
 
 

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Post by Elizabet » Wed, 08 Sep 1999 04:00:00



Quote:
>hi troops....

> ok here it is....I have a waiting list of people wanting to buy
>horses..mostly gaited or begininers horses(unlike most beginnner horse
>buyers these folks actually will spend more than $1000 <G>)

> I have people who have good horses at fair prices but it invarible
>comes down to "have you seen the horse Tamara?"  and my life causes me
>to answer no...

> but I (like Custer) have a plan<G>

> what do you guys think of a sale that had no auction ...sort of a FSBO
>exibition and sale....I collect fees for providing the place...
>screening the horses....and providing entertainment(band or something)

> I think that I can combine clients and ffriends into something workable
>at least twice a year...but what do you guys think???

> (leave out the legal stuff....I got Joe on retainer for that<G>)

>     Tamara in Tn

It is wild that you thought of this. The very same thing crossed my
mind just this weekend.
Several members of our family are looking for horses in the
S.California area.  There are tons of horses in S.Cal - and many
unfortunately end up at the meat market auctions when the owners have
been unable to sell them. Hence the many auctions here.
However, even with that in mind we have had a really hard time trying
to actually view horses. Of course by the time one sees the ad and
calls, some have been sold. Others were just not suitable. However the
largest number of which I found on various sites for sale on the
internet, and wrote emails, only one person out of maybe the 10 emails
I sent, bothered to write back. I discovered that many of these ads
stay there for a long time even though the horse was long ago sold.
This all seems like such a waste of time for the buyer. We also live
up in the high desert area so many are not within a quick driving
distance. So the thought occurred to me that wouldn't it be great to
have, say once a month, in a centrally located area of S.Cal. a place
where owners could bring horses for sale so buyers could view them all
in one place. Rather like the car buyers do each Sunday in many areas.
For those who live miles from anywhere, it sure would be a help, and
surely would allow many more to actually see a horse when they might
overlook it in an ad.
I wonder has this actually been done anywhere.
Re the auctions, most of the time you don't know the history of the
horse and while it is possible that many wonderful horses end up being
killed for their meat, it might also happen if you do purchase one,
it, being an unknown quantity, might end up being far from the animal
you had in mind and could prove a dangerous situation. There are many
dealers in S.Cal who do buy horses from the meat market auctions, take
them home, ride them and see when they can do, fatten them up and
resell them. However the short time they are with the dealers in no
way tells the possible buyer of some possible problem - mental or
physical, which the horse might have.
However, I think my(and Tamara's)  idea of a Sunday Horse Swap Meet is
a good idea for the seller and buyer. Pity she and I are so far away
or we could maybe put such a thing together.
LizK
 
 
 

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Post by Tim Shurtlef » Wed, 08 Sep 1999 04:00:00


Quote:


>> Should I bring potato salad?

>Will we have to call the vet?

>Kris C

Depends on whether you feed the potato salad to the horses or to
yourselves.  

Tim <eg>  

 
 
 

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Post by KAREN HIET » Wed, 08 Sep 1999 04:00:00

In response to Elizabeth K:
 I also live in so. Calif. (riverside). and I have a neat horse that is
for sale. She is an awesome Morgan mare which I got for xmas a few years
back from my hubby. This mare is special to me but was initially
purchased as a "resale" fixer upper horse. I am finding it very hard to
just dump her cheap, as I have $1000.00 in trainers fees alone into her.
I am sure that there are people who want a "good Quality" horse, but
sheesh where are they??????  your idea sounds great. keep me posted if
this comes thru!!!!!
 
 
 

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Post by Charli » Thu, 09 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Hello Tamara
 What a great Idea. It could make a wonderful repeating event. It will take
a lot of work though.
 Time and place would be important. What if the list was polled to find out:
1. How many folks bought horses in the last year.
2. Time of year the horses were bought.
3. Where they were purchased.
4. How far folks traveled to purchase their horses.
 The answers would let you know how many folks might have an interest, when
the event might be held and where. There are of course additional issues
that would have to be addressed, perhaps some input from the list would help
flesh things out.
Oh Boy, Potato salad and road apples.
Charlie

At once the old hands quicken,  bring pick and wisp and curry comb,
thrill to the sound of all  the heavy horses coming home.
From: Heavy Horses.
By: Ian  Anderson

Quote:

>hi troops....

> ok here it is....I have a waiting list of people wanting to buy
>horses..mostly gaited or begininers horses(unlike most beginnner horse
>buyers these folks actually will spend more than $1000 <G>)

> I have people who have good horses at fair prices but it invarible
>comes down to "have you seen the horse Tamara?"  and my life causes me
>to answer no...

> but I (like Custer) have a plan<G>

> what do you guys think of a sale that had no auction ...sort of a FSBO
>exibition and sale....I collect fees for providing the place...
>screening the horses....and providing entertainment(band or something)

> I think that I can combine clients and ffriends into something workable
>at least twice a year...but what do you guys think???

> (leave out the legal stuff....I got Joe on retainer for that<G>)

>     Tamara in Tn

 
 
 

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Post by Phylosop » Thu, 09 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>> Should I bring potato salad?
>Will we have to call the vet?
>Kris C

LOL!!!!

Phyllis (glad to see that Kris has a sense of humor
...there's hope after all :)

 
 
 

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Post by robfa.. » Thu, 09 Sep 1999 04:00:00



Quote:
> Hello Tamara
>  What a great Idea. It could make a wonderful repeating event. It
will take
> a lot of work though.
>  Time and place would be important. What if the list was polled to
find out:
> 1. How many folks bought horses in the last year.
> 2. Time of year the horses were bought.
> 3. Where they were purchased.
> 4. How far folks traveled to purchase their horses.

I'll be first. In the last year I have bought 4 horses, in the process
of buying one, and have gifted one (The Mighty Mickey Mare, who is
doing swimmingly well--just bred to a Suffolk stallion).

I bought three in May of 98, 1 in November 98, and one in the works
now. I said goodbye to Mickey in September 98.

3 were bought in NY state, one in PA, and one in TX.

I flew to NY to see the 3, bought the other two over the internet from
photos and vet checks. Transported them using a commercial horse
transporter (All-State Horse Express Yay!!)

If I could have found the Shires at a horse fair in TN, tho, that would
have saved me thousands in airfare and transport fees, even considering
the travel cost if I drove up there with a trailer. Most points in
central TN are just 3-5 hrs from me.

A fair in TN could conceivably draw horses from Indiana, Ohio,
Kentucky, Arkansas, West ***ia, ***ia, Georgia, Alabama....this
could be huge. And could give buyers access to horses they never
considered, and sellers access to buyers they never could have reached.

--
Lorri
Scratchbottom Shires
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Post by TalkingW » Thu, 09 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>1. How many folks bought horses in the last year.
>2. Time of year the horses were bought.
>3. Where they were purchased.
>4. How far folks traveled to purchase their horses.

I'm in Kentucky, Tamara, and I'd be very interested in participating. As for
the questions Charlie put forth here's my responses:

1. Seven
2. One each in Feb, Apr, May, June and Aug. Two (sisters) in July.
3. All are from Kentucky, except one from Indiana, but purchased at an auction
in KY. BTW, three I purchased were found on  the Internet, Dreamhorse.com to be
precise.
4. The longest distance so far is approximately 3 hours.

Good luck with the project! Keep me informed and let me know if I can help out
in any way...sounds like there will be plenty of potato salad, at least! :}

Paul