Frequently Asked Questions
Can you help with delivery?
In most cases, I can deliver my horses for a fee. If I'm not available, I can help you find another transporter!
Do you offer payment plans?
Unfortunately, I no longer offer payment plans unless they are very short (less than a month). I can hold horses for up to two weeks with a 25% deposit.
Can I schedule a time to meet a horse?
Please call, email, or text me to set up an appointment. I'm busy, but have a very flexible schedule. I would appreciate it if you have a date and time in mind when you contact me. Usually I can make it work, and it makes the process simpler. Unfortunately, I no longer allow test rides on young, green horses. You may come out to meet the horse, watch me ride it, and work on the ground with the horse.
Can you train my horse?
Unfortunately, no! I am only one person and I don't have time to train my sale horses as well as others.
Do you accept trades?
Typically, no. But in some cases, I will accept partial trades (you give me a horse and cash, and I give you a horse). I do this to pay my bills and make a living, not to trade horses. Take a look at my available horses and sold horses. If your horse isn't similar, I probably don't want it.
Can I get a pre-purchase exam done on the horse I'm interested in?
Absolutely! I welcome pre-purchase exams on all horses. A 25% deposit is required to hold the horse while the appointment is set up. If the horse fails the exam, the deposit will be refunded. If the horse passes, the deposit will go towards the purchase price of the horse. In most cases, I can help transport the horse to the veterinary clinic (this usually helps to get an appointment faster).
Are your horses up to date on vaccines, coggins, etc?
Every one of my horses is fully vetted before they leave my property. They have a new coggins pulled if the one they came with is more than a few months old, are fully vaccinated, and have their teeth floated if needed. They also have a fecal run and/or are dewormed. My horses are visited by the farrier every 5 weeks.
What grain do you feed your horses?
I don’t feed grain. I feed a forage-based diet with a ration balancer - Seminole Equalizer. Most of my horses only eat 1 quart of the ration balancer once a day. The ponies eat half a quart. This small amount makes it very easy for you to transition them to their new diet.
What payment types do you accept?
I accept cash, check made out to Polished Horse Sales (must clear before horse leaves), money order, Venmo (@Mandy-Rhodes-8), Facebook Pay, and Apple Pay (941-544-4472).