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These stories have been shared with us for the purpose of
trying to help others keep from being deceived and cheated out of their
money. You'll have to be the judge. We are not pointing
fingers at "exactly" who did the deceiving. We just want
you to know some of the things that sellers will to to get more money from
their horses...even if it means misrepresenting the horses.
Horse #1: Only Her Hair Dresser Knows For Sure....
Horse #1 was supposed to be a blue roan, but a couple days
after arriving at her new home, the buyer saw black goggles showing around
the eyes and white hairs coming out underneath a black top coat.
About 8 days after arriving at her new home, she began to turn gray around
the eyes excessively fast.
Contact with the original owner resulted in the knowledge
that the horse SHOULD have been 30% gray around the eyes. "Someone"
that had the horse immediately prior to this purchase dyed the facial hair to hide the graying, as blue roans are worth more
than grays. It is very apparent that someone tried
to hide the roaning/graying around the eyes, most likely to improve the
horse's salability and value.
Enlarging these photos will show you the details:
Eye, 2/5/04. Photo taken by seller. NO gray hairs to be seen.
I have the original, which is even more detailed than this photo. I
had to resize it because it was so large.
2/25/04, showing the black ring around the eye that hid the gray hairs
2/25/04 Gray hairs appearing, where a week ago, there were NO gray
It just doesn't look natural to me...2/25/04. Looks like Miss Clairol
hair color? Note the irregular circle of black around her eye, where
the hair dye was apparently applied.
Horse #2: Miss Clairol Struck Again
Note...these two horses (#1 and #2) were bought from the same person.
Hmmm...too bad the buyers didn't meet each other until after they had both apparently been deceived.
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