I listed my horse for sale just over three weeks ago and already have interacted with a few mildly insane prospective buyers, and I thought it might be funny in a can’t-look-away-from-the-slow-train-wreck kind of way to hear stories about the craziest buyer who have come to try out your horses. Annnnnd go!
If anybody needs a pick-me-up, the first 2 stories had me crying with laughter omg
Oh my god, I’m dying.
My husband in a past life.
Back in Iceland, someone from abroad came to look for a calm, easy, talented horse. We showed this person the sweetest horse in the stable, one that we had put small children and elderly people on at various times - he was the go to guy for that kind of thing, but still had the gaits and movements to be very competitive.
Shortly into the trial, it was pretty clear that she was going to find fault with every aspect of the horse no matter what. He wasn’t “in your pocket” enough on the ground, he felt “stiff”, yadda yadda yadda (as this person is bouncing around like crazy and bumping him in the mouth). Finally, prospective buyer stops the horse and without warning reaches around and slaps him on the rump several times, I guess as a reward (??). The horse flinched but stood still. ”WHY DID HE FLINCH?” demanded the prospective buyer. ”DON’T YOU EVER PET HIM?”
Totally deadpan (and you have to imagine the thick Icelandic accent too), my boss says “….I don’t…. normally pet him on his ass.”
Prospective buyer left without staying for the customary cup of coffee.