Frequently Asked Questions
APPOINTMENTS: Appointments are not necessary, but highly recommended. No matter where you are driving or flying from, someone must be scheduled to be at the barn to show you the horses. And that someone is ME. There is only one of me, and no one would like to wait hours while I am showing horses to customers with scheduled appointments.
LOCATION: Barn is located about 7 miles from the city limits of Westminster, SC 29693. Directions to the barn are available for a scheduled appointment. We are approximately 1.5 hrs from Asheville, 2.5 hrs from Charlotte, 2 hrs from Atlanta, 2.5 hrs from Columbia. These are generic directions to Westminster, SC 29693From Atlanta, I-985 North follow signs to Toccoa, GA. Take Hwy 123 to SC line. We are about 5 miles from there.
From Asheville: I-26 South to Hwy 25 South to Hwy 11 South to Hwy 123 to Westminster.
From Columbia, I take I-26 to I-385 to Exit 23. Hwy 418 to the Left. Follow 418 to Hwy 25. Cross Hwy 25, to Hwy 8. Follow Hwy 8 to I-85 South to Exit 11, Hwy 24 to Westminster.
NEARBY TOWNS (Time from our farm)Seneca SC 29678 (20min) Closest HotelsClemson SC (30 min)Anderson SC (50 min)Toccoa, GA (15 min)
AIRPORTS:Greenville/Spartenburg 1.5 hrsAsheville 1.5 hrsAtlanta 2 hrsToccoa Ga 15 minutes
REFERENCES: Upon request, we can provide contact information for many satisfied customers as well as Vet and Farrier references.The local farm vet is Walhalla Vet Clinic, and owner, Dr. Oliver has bought 2 horses for his kids from us :) We use Dr. Alice Beretta for our routine farms calls.I also use Dr. Brown (AMAZING!) from Washington Ga. Yeah, he bought his horse from us too.I also have used Kim Parker. Yeah, she bought 2 horses from us for her kids :) Allen Prater is the farm farrier. He is usually here every other week, year round. Jeff Klepinger is the farm dentist. He has done 260 dentals and counting from Sept 2018-April 2021 equinedentist01.com
DEPOSITS: If you are seriously interested in one of our horses, you may want to be prepared to make a deposit upon your visit to ensure the horse is not sold prior to arrangements for purchase being made. It is also normal procedure for buyers to send a deposit prior to their long distance visit to ensure the horse will not be sold before they can come. We do not know how long a horse will be available and for this reason we regret that we cannot hold any of our horses or give preference to any buyer without a deposit. Deposits are $500 for a horse priced upto $5000, and 10% of advertised price for any horse priced over $5000. A deposit will entitle the buyer to right of first refusal of the horse for a period of time not to exceed 5 days. Once the deposit is made, the horse will not be sold to another buyer for the agreed time period, allowing enough time for arrangements for a visit, vetting and/or purchase to be made. Deposits can be made by check, cashier’s check, wire transfer, or cash. All deposits are non-refundable; however if you determine for any reason the horse is not for you, you may use the deposit towards the purchase of any of our other horses within 3 months.
PRE-PURCHASE EXAMINATIONS: We welcome an optional veterinary examination on any of our horses prior to purchase. This may be performed by a veterinarian of the buyer’s choice and may be as thorough as desired. All costs associated with the pre-purchase exam are the buyer’s responsibility.
TRIAL PERIODS: For our horses' safety, none of our horses are available for trial. However prospective approved buyers are welcome to make as several visits to take lessons on the horse and the cost of the lessons is applied to the purchase price. Also, it may be possible to make arrangments for a serious buyer to try the horse at different facilities to further ascertain its suitability, again costs are applied to the purchase price.
PAYMENT: Payment is accepted via cash, local cashier’s check, and bank/wire transfer. Personal checks and out-of-state cashiers checks are accepted and will result in up to a 15 day hold on taking delivery of the horse/trailer, just until the check clears. No horse will be allowed to leave the farm until paid for in full, with no exception.Upon receipt of payment, ownership transfers to buyer, as does all risk of loss, injury, and any related vet expenses, etc.
TRANSPORTATION: We can provide horse transportation of horses we sell. Contact us for a hauling quote. GUARANTEES: Our horses, saddles, and trailers are sold as-is with no warranties or guaranties expressed or implied. All sales are final. All horses we represent for sale are self-owned. We regret that in fairness we cannot be responsible for a horse’s condition once it has left our premises. A veterinary exam is welcomed to determine the horse’s present condition and its current fitness for a particular purpose. Due to our concern for everyone’s best interest, please note that we reserve the right to refuse sale to anyone if we feel it is not the right home or match. We also recommend new owners insure their new horses. Thanks for looking. Let us help you find the horse of your dreams. Customer references available also see Happy Homes Page
Graduated Clemson University in '98. Bachelors in Agricultural Education/Equine Business. 2019 and 2020 Member Goodwin Hounds Fox Hunt2019 Holistic Horse Works Instructor (One of only 3 in America)2013 Certified Level One in Horse body work thru Holistic Horse Works.2014 Completed Level One (for a second time) Horse body works thru Holistic Horse Works.2014 Certified Level Two in Horse body work thru Holistic Horse Works.2019 Completed Level One (for a third time) Horse body works thru Holistic Horse Works.Clemson University Equestrian Team Member '93-'96Horseback Riding Supervisor for Camp Chatuga, Mountain Rest, SC, Summer '96Certificate in Equine Chiropractic Adjustment, June '06.Lifetime Member AQHAMember: APHA, NBHANBHA World Qualifier : 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014NBHA GA 02 Open 4D Champion 2006, 2008, 2013, 2014NBHA GA STATE Open 4D Champion 20082013 NEGA Buckle Series 4D BuckleWinner2014 Ford Farms Buckle Series 4D Buckle Winner35+ years experience riding25 years experience matching customers to the perfect horse.Audited Clinics with Pat Parelli, Clinton Anderson, and Dave Seay. Be in Health Classes (www.beinhealth.com ): For My Life 12/10, Week of Jubilee 12/10, Advanced Insights Spirit World Realities 01/11, For My Life 03/11, For Their Life 04/11, For My Life 12/11, For My Life 03/12, For My Life 12/12, Walk Out Workshop 03/13, Week of Jubilee 12/13, For My Life Conference in Nasheville TN 03/14, Volunteer KIds For My Life 06/14, For My Life Conference Columbia SC 07/14, Volunteer Kids Walk Out Work Shop 08/14, Volunteer City of Refuge 12/14, Overcomers Conference Tour w John Waller in Dallas, TX 01/15. Volunteer Kids For My Life 06/15, Volunteer Kids For My Life 08/16, Volunteer Kids For My Life 06/17, Volunteer Kids For My Life 07/17, Volunteer Kids For My Life 08/17, Atlanta Conference 11/17, Volunteer For My Life 12/17, Volunteer Walkout Workshop 03/18, Volunteer Walk Out Workshop 05/18, Volunteer Kids For My Life 06/18, Volunteer Kids For My Life 07/18, Volunteer Kids For My Life 08/18, His Ways Verses Our Ways 09/18, Charlotte Conference 04/18, Volunteer For My Life 12/18, Volunteer Kids For My Life 06/19, Volunteer KIds For My Life 07/19, Volunteer KIds For My Life 08/19, Volunteer Kids Walk Out Workshop 08/19, Volunteer For My Life 12/19, Volunteer For My Life 07/20, Volunteer Kids For My Life 07/20, Walk Out Workshop 08/20, Volunteer For My Life 12/20, For my Life Expanded 04/21 BEST PLACE YOU COULD EVER GO FOR YOUR LIFE.
Customer, Vet and Farrier references available upon request.