Selling horse far away

In the last month we have sold several of our horses and helped to sell a few for others. If you have ever seen ‘Lilo and Stitch’ (the cartoon) I have said that I feel like Lilo looking for each horses ‘one true home.’

I noticed something interesting though. About three quarters of the horses sold to people who lived out of state.

When I look back over my years of dealing with horses I have also noticed that this is a trend. Even when I was young I remember people saying with awe ‘I bought him from out west’. Back then I lived in Maine so that could have been Indiana!

Have you seen this? Does it happen in other industries? Anyone have any thoughts on this.


  1. Terri D. Granger on December 11, 2011 at 1:28 am


    The baby in the picture is doing great in her knew Southern Alabama home. She is loved by two wonderful little girls and their mom.
    Dun With A Can Can went to her first show today. She was little nervous, but settled down as the day went on. She was admired by many, not just because she looks great, but because she is so sweet. Thanks for sharing with us your love for GOD, FAMILY, and HORSES. God Bless you and your Family this Wonderful Christmas season. Terri, Terri-June, and Analise

  2. Geri Zickert on November 23, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    I’m in Oregon and recently sold a beautiful black and white 1/2 Arab pinto to a lady in South Carolina from a picture on Dreamhorse. I really couldn’t believe it when it happened. She bought him sight unseen with no vetting. She paid more in shipping than she did for the horse. Lucky for her I’m an honest person and sold her an awesome sound horse and lucky for me she has given him the most excellent home I could hope for. I hear from her all the time and she loves him!!!

  3. Kim Bollman on November 20, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Yes, that happens all the time to me — I raise old english sheepdogs, and it’s unusual for them to stay in the state. I have pups from coast to coast, and I’m in Michigan.

  4. LINDA on November 18, 2011 at 8:21 am

    I bought my horse in North Carolina. I saw her picture on the internet and fell in love with her. I live outside Atlanta, Ga. The horse lived in Tennesee most of her life before moving to North Carolina……In retrospect, I will find a horse locally next time….She was my first horse in 22 years and I don’t think I was as Savvy at the time as I am now …and growing…still…..

  5. Amanda Accordino on November 17, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    that is interesting… I live in northeast Ohio and my horse is from Tennessee, my sister’s is from Missouri and I believe Pennsylvania. I’ve thought the same thing, and how odd it is that horses from far away end up in our lives like that… I can’t even think of a good reason why!

  6. Shirley on November 17, 2011 at 9:29 am

    I think it just proves that people will look high and low (or is that east and west?) to find that perfect horse, and not just take whatever is available in their area.

  7. Terri Anderson on November 17, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Stacy, where do you advertise? I would love to have had a chance at one of your horses….love the bloodlines…. I check your website, but you do not have them on there..

    • Stacy on November 20, 2011 at 2:28 pm

      Interestingly we don’t sell very often. When we do it depends on what we are selling. Mostly word of mouth does it. If I want to open up the market I usually use Reiners World if it is a reining horse and/or Dream Horse.

  8. stonepony1 on November 17, 2011 at 8:25 am

    It seems to me that people think that horses from some where else are better than local ones. I recently went to look at some weanlings. the man said “if you want one you better buy it quick because a peroson from out west is coming next week and he says he is going to take 6 of them.” I have seen this all my life.

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