Avoid Boat Buying Fraud

Written by Tim Gottschalk

If you have attempted to sell a boat (or car, etc.) onrepparttar internet, chances are you may have come across prospective buyers offering to buy your boat for more than it is worth.

The story usually goes something like this. They email you telling you they like your boat. They (or their client) want to buyrepparttar 138236 boat, and have you ship it overseas to Nigeria, or some similar country. The prospective buyer will send you a cashier's check for more thanrepparttar 138237 amount. The buyer may tell you this additional amount will be used to coverrepparttar 138238 shipping cost. Another tact they use is to tell you they have a debtor inrepparttar 138239 US that owes them money. You settle withrepparttar 138240 debtor forrepparttar 138241 amount ofrepparttar 138242 boat, and send themrepparttar 138243 difference.

If you are approached with this situation, Please proceed with extreme caution. These scammers will go torepparttar 138244 trouble of sending you a check via certified mail that is a forgery. At first glancerepparttar 138245 checks appear real. But in reality are not worthrepparttar 138246 paper they are printed on. Just remember; certified checks are NOT GUARANTEED. Your bank will honorrepparttar 138247 check and give you cash against it. A counterfeit cashier's check may not be discovered until weeks after it has been cashed. Whenrepparttar 138248 forgery is discovered, you will be held responsible forrepparttar 138249 funds drawn on this check!

Rider Burnout

Written by Bill Dunigan

Rider Burnout Bill Dunigan

Overrepparttar years I have noticed a situation that develops much to often. That isrepparttar 138208 problem of burn out onrepparttar 138209 part ofrepparttar 138210 rider. How often have we known someone who started riding, and at some point decided to pursue a particular discipline torepparttar 138211 exclusion of any other activity involving horses. I am sure you have encountered this just as I have. The sad part is that it doesn't need to happen. Think back to when you first began to ride. You, just like I, enjoyed doing almost anything you could imagine on horseback. Rememberrepparttar 138212 trail rides, those days atrepparttar 138213 barn that never seem to have enough hours in them, allrepparttar 138214 new friends, and what aboutrepparttar 138215 different shows you were so excited to attend. It didn't matter what kind of show it was. It had horses and that was all that mattered.

Somehow a lot of riders got side tracked. By that I mean they reached a point where they became enthralled with a particular discipline. Now I m not saying that there is anything wrong with having a real desire to excel in any of these specialties. What I am trying to highlight isrepparttar 138216 total exclusion ofrepparttar 138217 vary things that attracted us all to riding inrepparttar 138218 first place. Now I know there are those who really enjoy being completely immersed in one aspect of riding. However, I do believe they are notrepparttar 138219 majority of those owning and riding horses. Far to many times I have heard someone say, " I'm bored with horses, and selling out and taking up golf". Others are going skiing or traveling or a myriad of other activities. Why is it that these individuals are losing interest in riding while others are almost fanatical about it?

I have been riding, competing and teaching for over forty years. During that time I have hadrepparttar 138220 opportunity to observe and listen to many comments from a wide variety of horse enthusiast. That's why I am so concerned about what I am seeing. At a time when Expos are packing inrepparttar 138221 spectators byrepparttar 138222 thousands, how can any of this be true.

As I see it,repparttar 138223 real problem is inrepparttar 138224 limitation of our activities involving horses. Once we embark on a path to focus on one discipline, unless we garner an enormous amount of success, it's only a question of time beforerepparttar 138225 discouragement sets in. While I do firmly believe that people arerepparttar 138226 happiest when they are learning and progressing in some endeavor, few can sustain interest indefinitely without some obvious success.

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