All sold horses will leave with current Coggins paperwork and (if given adequate time) an out-of-state health certificate, which I will supply. If the horse is being hauled by a transport company, this paperwork is required. If you live in a state that requires the Coggins to be pulled within the last 6 months, it is the buyer’s responsibility to notify me of this in order to get a new Coggins test completed. Please remember to ask transport companies what they require- some will not be responsible for delivering the registration/transfer papers. If not, I will mail these items to the buyer. Some transport companies require me to send feed and hay for the duration of the trip- the buyer needs to find this information out prior to pick-up. If the transport will be lengthy, the buyer will be responsible for the cost of adequate feed and hay. Again, this should be discussed ahead of time.
I do require a non-refundable downpayment before holding a horse for a potential buyer. Once you decide you want a specific horse, I do ask for the horse to be picked-up within one week unless other arrangements have been discussed and agreed upon by both parties. I understand busy schedules and will work with people as much as possible. If pick-up or transport can not be completed after one week, I do require the buyer to pay a daily boarding fee until the horse leaves the facility. I only require the cost that I pay on a daily basis and nothing more. I prefer not to hold a horse for more than two weeks unless there is a good reason. On average, most transport companies can pick up a horse fairly quickly. Please understand once a horse is purchased (and still in my hands) there is always something that can go wrong. I do not want a purchased horse to get hurt or sick before being transported. I try to keep the horses as safe as possible, but the quicker the horse can leave, the less chance of any possible bad circumstances.
If the buyer chooses to do a pre-purchase exam, I can supply the name of two vets who are local, one of which is my personal vet. The cost of the farm call is $60-65.00 at the current time and the cost of the pre-purchase exam depends on the type of exam you want. It is the responsibility of the buyer to call, schedule and pay for these services. All vets require me to help with this exam so any appointments must be made around my work schedule. I will try my hardest to be available at all times in order to make this an easy process. Please discuss with the vet any equine vaccines required or recommended in your state. Doing so may avoid possible sicknesses during travel or upon arrival. My first priority is for the horse to arrive safe and healthy.
As mentioned before, I will work with all buyers as much as I possibly can. I understand things can get busy and certain things are unpredictable. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to ask.