Where do you get the horses from?
I get almost all horses from my business partner in Ocala Florida. We are already doing this for over 12 years. He rides all horses before he brings them out. I trust him that he doesn't send me anything crazy and he will take a horse back if I don't like or can't sell it.
How long do you keep horses?
Usually a month or two, but some horses I sell in a week or a year.
40 years of experience with horses let me have a good gut feeling. I can look at a horse and ride it once and I know what I have and if I can trust it or not. Believe me I had plenty of bad falls and I'm not a spring chicken anymore. If I get hurt, I can't work and I'm on why own.
What history do you know about a horse?
Not much, most horses are TBs or OTTBs and come from a thoroughbred farm or racetrack.
Horses are like people and they can come from a "bad" place and still be good horses or come from the best breeder and be not so good. Just like in every breed are good and bad horses.
And in the endues it really matters, if it's a good horse?
How much training do they have?
I sell almost all horses as projects. I restarted them and gave them the basic training, but I hardly sell a finished horse. The horses that have more training are more money.
How do you know how old they are?
The vet who does the coggins is always checking the teeth and tattoos and writes down the age. I always double check it. Some horses come with papers and all horses get a year older on the first of the year.
Do they load and trailer well?
All horses have been trailered and I can load every horse on my own in my stock trailer. Most are used to a big trailer and never have been in a tiny 2 horse trailer. Also horses sometimes have their own option if they like a trailer or not.
Are the horses sound?
All horses are checked out before they come and I check them, too.
To my best knowledge they are sound and if they have an old injury I write it down in the description.
In all the years of me selling horses, I never had anyone ever asking me for a lame horse with lots of problems! lol They just don't sell good.
But a perfectly sound horse can get lame at any time for any reason.
Do you drug the horses?
No. In all those years vets did a few drug tests and they never came back positive.
You are welcome to do a drug test.