Sunday, April 7, 2013
BCHA Tack Sale
I went to the Botetourt County Horseman's Association Tack Sale yesterday. It was held in the VFW Hall. People came from all over with horse related items or services for sale. I went to try and market Claire.
I had someone offer to buy her on craigslist. They were going to send a deposit to our PayPal account and then come get her. Then they couldn't get their PayPal to work and they couldn't get here. So they would send a horse shipper with a trailer and a check. What? Buy a horse without even looking at it or riding it? Nope. Didn't believe them. Then I checked on the internet and found that people were buying horses with bad checks or picking up cheap and free horses and then taking them to be processed for meat. I want to sell this horse, but not for steaks!
The potential buyer send me phone numbers for references, but she lived a few hours away and I didn't want to take a chance. Oh, well.
So off to the BCHA. I reserved a table for only $10 and sat there for about 5 hours. I met a lot of nice people and sent out a lot of cards, but I don't think I will get a sale out of it. Too bad, because Claire is a great horse and I would have liked to see her go somewhere I could visit a couple times. Not in a stalkerish kind of way. Just to see her happy and loved.