Policies and Frequently Asked Questions

 

Boarding

Fairplay Horse offers a variety of boarding to suit your needs. We have full, partial, and pasture boarding available. Sub-leasing of some pastures available too. Arena and round pen use included in all boarding. Discounts available for multiple horses.

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Care of the horses while at Fairplay Horse

 We feed our own blend of feed that we developed in 1998. We have found it works on all ages of horses. It is a 12 %  protein with a high fat content. It has rice bran, vegetable oil, yeast, extra mineral and vitamins added. They are feed twice a day. They can are allowed to free free on a good quality fescue mix hay. New horses are wormed on arrival and every 30 days afterwards. We place new horses in our 4 week vaccinating if they don't have a written record of their vaccination history. See below. Our farrier is out usually twice a week. Our vet is out at least once a week and usually twice. Some are kept in pastures and some in stalls with daily turnout.

 

Consignment Information: 

 Requirements: Current negative coggins test. Current vaccinations including encephalitis and tetanus (3 in 1) and strangles vaccines. Fees: Only upfront fee is one months board (240.00) this is prorated if sold in less than a month. Stall board is 300.00 per month. Then 20 % commission and 50.00 consignment. The consignment fee covers photos and on line advertisement. The policies of Fairplay Horse and Mule,Inc. apply to consigned animals the same as other horses we offer for sale, including trial period and deposit policies. Most of our horses sell in a week to 60 days. We will not consign horses that we feel are unsafe.

Deposit Information:

We require 15.00/day deposit to hold a horse or pony on the premises. This is applied to the purchase price. Deposits are non transferable except as noted. No board is charged for 1 week then the standard board rate of 240.00/per month applies. Board will be prorated when the horse is picked up. If a decision is made not to purchase the horse or pony that was placed on hold, this amount is forfeited.

 

Directions:

Directions from the Atlanta area: Take I-20 west to exit 30 (Post Rd). Take a left onto Post Rd and go 6.5 miles to the 4-way stop. Take a right at the 4-way onto Hwy 166. We are .5 miles down on the right. Sign beside the road. You are welcome to call for directions from other areas. Mapquest (www.mapquest.com ) is also available. We are a known location on there site.

Hours of Operation:

We have an open house most Sat. but check with us to be sure we aren't closing to take the kids to a show, ect. Also, during the week by appointment. We are closed on Sunday in observation of the Sabbath.

Incoming Horses and Ponies: 

Our procedure for accepting new horses and ponies in is as follows. Horses that arrive with a written current vaccination history will be listed on our "for sale" pages. If no written history of current vaccination accompanies the new horse then we de-worm and vaccinate  upon arrival.  Vaccinations we routinely give include:  Eastern and Western encephalitis, and Tetanus.   All are wormed upon arrival with ivomectin wormer. This is an effort to insure you are purchasing healthy horses that are ready to move into their new homes. Thanks you for your patience.

Leases

We offer leases on some of our horses. Most are in lesson programs and will be offered for sale at the end of the leases.

Payment:

We accept cash, checks, and credit cards (at this time these are accepted through paypal). We do have payment plans available. We do not charge any interest but the horses/ponies must remain boarded her until paid for.

Trades:

We do accept trades on most of the horses offered for sale. Please understand that we can not tell you how much we can allow until we see the horse in person. Also, we have to take into consideration what expenses we will have in the horse that is being traded  before he sells. If you bring a horse onto Fairplay Horse and Mule's property and he sells to one of our customers here before  consignment then Fairplay Horse and Mule is to received a 20% commission. We can also accept trailer, tack, ect. in trade.

Transports:

We have several folks that we recommend for local and long distance transports. Will be happy to help you set up delivery of your new horse or pony. We also have a trailer available for renting most of the time.

Trial Period Information:

Our trial periods are for 7 days and work as follows. We hold a check for the full amount. You can take them home have them vetted if you would like and try them at your facility. If you wish to purchase them just give us a call and we will deposit your check and send a bill of sale. If the 7 day period is up and we haven't heard from you, we will deposit your check and send you a bill of sale. If you decide not to purchase, return the horse before 5 pm on the 7th day and pay a 30.00/day or a minimal of 100.00 trial fee and pick up your check. Minimal trial period fee is 100.00 to prevent horses being taken on trial for "a day's riding." This amount covers us for the horse being off the premises and is less than you can rent one for. We ask that you not alter the mane, tail, or forelock until a definite decision to purchase has been made. We ask your consideration in not running excessively or jumping higher than 2'3" until a decision is made to purchase. We sell over 90% of the horses we send out on trial. Trial periods are not automatic with each purchase. We reserve the right to refuse trial periods on any horses as we deem necessary inconsideration of the best interest of our horses. If you are interested in the optional trial period just us know when you have decided which horse you would like to purchase.

Videos

Our videos are best viewed by Internet Explorer. We try our best to give you an honest impression of the horses we have for sale. Most are made without any additional practice with the horses on the different courses. If you see one without trailer loading included, it most likely is because there wasn't a trailer available to load them in at the time the video was made. Any and all suggestions are welcome.

Where Do Our Horses Come From

This is a frequently asked question. They come from many different sources. Some are consigned. Some come from our regular suppliers that bring horses by every week so that we can pick which ones we are interested in. Some are purchased outright from individuals. We spend a lot of times and drive many miles in our effort to find quality horses that our customers are looking for. We don't usually buy at auctions as most of the folks use an auction to liquate horses that they couldn't see elsewhere and are getting out of problem horses.

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