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  •  Do you think that Ann Romney believed, as his (4+ / 0-)
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    customary rider, that Super Hit could continue to perform dressage?

    Do you believe that she did not know that Super Hit was being sold for a price commensurate with his being used for dressage and that that future was planned for him?

    I think that she knew that Super Hit was intended to be ridden in dressage and that she also knew that the horse couldn't do it.  So, sure, she was happy with her "modest $20,000 profit" from selling a broken-down horse.  It's unethical -- and I care about the ethics of the President and his or her spouse.

    You can celebrate "caveat emptor" if you'd like; in this case it looks to me like the famous trainer was less trustworthy than the buyer had imagined possible.  (Money will do that to some people.)  But if you think that Ann Romney did not know what was going on and didn't acquiesce in it, so long as they could technically keep her away from liability, you must think that she's an imbecile.  Do you?

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    by Seneca Doane on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 03:15:32 PM PDT

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    •  SD - I certainly don't know all the facts (2+ / 0-)
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      The parties reached a settlement that they though was fair and we may have some biased views of the circumstances by people who don't like the Romney's. This event didn't even involve the candidate. I can see why the MSM wouldn't want to report on this.  

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 03:21:35 PM PDT

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    •  Probably the vet and the trainer (4+ / 0-)
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      in collusion.
      As I said above, this is not a uncommon occurrence.

      The horse world has always been a "caveat emptor" type of game (I'm speaking from decades of experience buying and selling my own horses).
      This case is egregious, in the fact that the vet and trainer were trying to pass this horse off as mostly sound, the horse had an extensive record of treatment to that specific foot (the coffin bone is inside the hoof) was under the influence of drugs  which were not disclosed to the buyer, and had not been shown for 2 years prior to the sale.
      But the buyer also trusted someone else's vet to look at this horse, and that is a very stupid thing to do when you're spending this much money.

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      by skohayes on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 03:31:33 PM PDT

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    •  'Money doesn't change people... (3+ / 0-)
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      “Money doesn't change men, it merely unmasks them. If a man is naturally selfish or arrogant or greedy, the money brings that out, that's all.” Henry Ford

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      by FarWestGirl on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 04:14:52 PM PDT

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