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We are striving to produce top quality AQHA Reining/Cowhorses that are reasonably priced with phenomenal pedigrees, conformation and color.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Missing Sock??

You open up the dryer, start folding your clothes and BAM! you only have one sock???  You look through the washer, look through the dryer, you look under and over and stand there wondering; "where did it go?"

I have had this happen many a time with a prospective buyer.  It usually goes something like this:  You get an email or a call with a frantic individual on the other end saying "It's the perfect horse,  just what I'm looking for!"  You then answer all the questions, email photos, make a video, come to a price agreement, get a shipping quote, sort of feel like you might be making a new horsey friend and BAM! they disappear!  Where do they go? 

What's wrong with an email saying you've changed your mind or decided you can't make it work financially? But instead, you just get NOTHING??? WHERE DO THOSE BUYERS GO???  Sometimes you convice yourself that your emails to the buyer are somehow getting lost in cyberspace, are they on vacation or did they have a family emergency? You email and say "hey, if you don't want my horse, just let me know, it's no biggy" but nooooooooo....you hear nothing. Your left feeling a little like you did in grade school when that friend won't talk to you anymore and you have no idea why.

PLEASE buyers, remember, we breeders aren't in the horse business just to sell horses, we enjoy many aspects of the horse world and that includes making new buddies.  I love all my horse friends and customers, even if they decide they don't want to purchase a horse from me or breed to my stallion.  Not every inquiry ends with a sale, we do understand that things happen or you might have found a different horse that works better for you.  As the seller, we would rather know what happened to you and maintain a good relationship with you then be left there wondering "Where did you go?"


Theresa~ said...

Love it! So true.. sad but true.

Laura said...

That's got to be frustrating!

It took me one litter of Aussie pups and a few Nigerian Dwarf goats to realize that I didn't want to breed - anything! Ever. Again.

But I have to applaud you and others that go through all that is required to be conscientious breeders. We wouldn't have good horses or good dogs, etc., if someone didn't do all the research, incur the costs and daily work that goes into maintaining a good breeding program.

Love the blog -- I'll be visiting regularly!

Beth said...

Definitely true. Go thru it all the time. Thanks for doing such a great article and blog! I am enjoying it very much.