Frequently Asked Questions
Can you help with delivery?
In most cases, I can deliver my sale horses for a fee. Please contact me with your town for a quote. If I'm not available, I can help get you set up with another transporter!
Do you offer payment plans?
Payment plans are available on all foals that are not weaned yet, and sometimes for a little while after weaning. I can no longer offer payment plans on older horses unless they are very short (less than a month). I can hold any horses that are ready to go (not unweaned foals) for up to two weeks with a 25% deposit. Absolutely no horses or foals will leave the property until they are paid for in full.
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.
Do you accept trades?
No, I do not accept any trades.
Can I get a pre-purchase exam done on the horse I'm interested in?
Absolutely! I welcome pre-purchase exams on all sale horses. In most cases, I can transport the horse to a veterinary clinic, which usually helps to get an appointment faster. The potential buyer is responsible for all vet fees related to the pre-purchase exam.
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. All foals will be dewormed, have at least their first set of vaccines, and have a coggins done.
What grain do you feed your horses?
I don’t feed grain. I feed a forage-based diet with a ration balancer. 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 the buyer to transition them to their new diet.
What payment types do you accept?
I accept cash, money order, wire transfer, check made out to Polished Horse Sales (must clear before horse leaves), Venmo (@Mandy-Rhodes-8), Zelle (941-544-4472), and Apple Pay (941-544-4472).