I may have said this before...!! Another "dodgy dealer" article shared and while I am of course well aware that there are plenty of "dodgy" dealers I once again struggle to find any sympathy for the people involved, stop facilitating them!
If you think you can buy a saint like horse suitable for a complete novice for less than £1500 - you are part of the problem. Budget more for the horse and more for the ongoing help you ARE going to need as a complete novice.
If you sell your injured / temperamental / old horses as broodmares / companions for less than meat money - you are a big part of the problem. PUT THEM DOWN, at home, put your hand in your pocket and do the right thing.
You are not rescuing - when you hand over money for a sad, thin horse with crap feet don't think you are Mother Teresa, you've allowed that dealer to put food on their table while shoving two fingers up at the breeders / sellers doing it right.
Use google, no seriously, actually use it. Don't think you are special, don't think you know enough to get one up on someone with a horrendous reputation. If you then buy a horse and post the whole sorry saga over Facebook then you are nothing but a drama llama and I really wonder about your motivation.
Unfollow these people on Facebook, stop liking their posts. If you are following a dealer / breeder who constantly has sagas, dead horses, horses for sale cheap because of endless personal problems, falling out with other breeders, perhaps a court case or two and you are commenting "R U OK HUN?" you too are part of the problem!!!