What Do We Do?
Dream Horse Classifieds is an online horse marketplace catering to horse buyers, sellers, and breeders. DreamHorse features a fully-automated, searchable database system. From our Search Center, you can use our flexible advanced search or search for a horse by name, bloodline, or ID number, or you can simply browse listings in many different ways. These flexible search options help you narrow the list so you can find the horse of your dreams! We also invite you to visit our special site for tack, horse trailers, horse property, horse-related services, pickups and tow vehicles, dogs, and equipment called TackTrader.com.
Who Are We?
We are a small, family-owned and operated business committed to excellence, honesty, fair business practices, and doing our best to serve you! Our growth has been fueled by satisfied customers telling their friends and family about us for over 20 years. DreamHorse was created in 1998 out of our own passion for horses and is still owned and operated by the original founding (horse-crazy) family.
Do We Have References?
We have also been accredited by the Better Business Bureau for many years. We have recently changed chapters due to relocating back to Northern Colorado.
What Do We Offer?
Text listings are free. After 90 days you will receive an email asking you to renew your text ad (again free). Non-renewed ads will be deleted to make room for new ads. Photo ads appear at the top of search listings. Only photo ads have hit counters and a link to the seller's home page. Photos may be renewed/extended for additional time periods.
Services and Pricing:
Prices may change without notice. Please see our order forms for current prices.
For detailed instructions on how to order photo ads, please read our Step-by-Step Instructions for Sellers.
What Payment Methods Do We Accept?
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover, as well as Paypal, eChecks, and paper checks by mail.
Is Our Site Secure?
Our servers are secure and we offer secure online shopping through Authorize.Net for our Advertising Services:
Do You Keep My Information Private?
DreamHorse does not and will never sell or give your email address to anyone. Read our Privacy Statement.
How Do I Contact You?
At DreamHorse, we are very concerned about our customers and visitors and ALWAYS do our best to provide excellent customer service. Contact Information.
How Do I Get Started?
We recommend that you review our User Safety Alerts (click here) as a step towards protecting yourself on the Internet. DreamHorse does not compensate buyers or sellers for any losses that they may suffer as a result of using the Website.
If you have a dispute with any other user of the Website, you hereby agree to release Dream Horse Classifieds, LLC and its officers, members, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees from any claims, demands, and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected to such disputes.
BUYING AND SELLING:
Use caution and good judgment when transacting through the Website. DreamHorse acts as an online venue for interactive, self-published listings of horses and other items for sale. DreamHorse is not involved in the transaction between buyers and sellers. DreamHorse is NOT an agent, broker, or dealer in horses or used tack and does not receive any commission. DreamHorse offers the interactive service of ONLINE CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING for horses for sale, for lease, and at stud and tack, equipment and services on TackTrader.com Classifieds.
"No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider" (47 U.S.C. § 230).
The Website is a classified ad search engine and listing service that brings together buyers and sellers. Information about a particular item, animal or service is supplied by the seller, not by Dream Horse Classifieds, LLC. DreamHorse will not be a party to any transaction between a buyer and seller based upon information posted on the Website. At no time does DreamHorse take title to any of the goods or animals offered for sale on the Website or process any payments related to goods or animals offered for sale on the Website. The price and other terms of any sale remain subject to direct negotiation between the buyer and the seller. The prices listed by sellers on the Website may exclude other charges which may be added to the listed price to arrive at the final price of a particular item. All payments are handled directly between the buyer and the seller, and the Company will not provide any refunds or other compensation for transactions relating to listings on the Website.
When you place an ad on this Website, you must be prepared to sell the item, animal, or service in the ad at the price at which, and the terms on which, you've listed it. You must have possession of the actual item or animal listed and the ability to transfer ownership. To list an item, animal or service for sale on the Website, sellers are required to provide certain identifying and contact information. DreamHorse reserves the right to deny use of the Website to anyone who uses the Website in a manner we consider, in our sole discretion, inappropriate. Responsibility for the information contained in ads lies with each seller. You alone are responsible for material you post and for the content of all messages transmitted through the Website. Sellers are solely responsible for any taxes or fees resulting from use of the Website, including any sales arising out of the Website.
DreamHorse does not guarantee the sale of your horse or your horse's services. DreamHorse does not guarantee the owner/seller's services, representations, or any horse's performance or fitness for a particular purpose. In addition, DreamHorse.com strongly recommends that a pre-purchase exam should be performed by the buyer's equine veterinarian of choice, on any horse prior to purchase. DreamHorse.com does not guarantee or warrant the performance of any person or entity advertising on its site. DreamHorse does not control or verify the content posted on the Website and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such content.
RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE:
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason.
Slanderous, malicious, warning, or ANY KIND OF DEROGATORY ads are not permitted on DreamHorse. Ads for horses with any kind of ownership dispute are not allowed on DreamHorse. Profanity and harassment are not allowed on DreamHorse.
DREAMHORSE IS FOR HORSE ADS ONLY INCLUDING DONKEYS, MULES, AND A FEW OTHER LIVESTOCK ANIMALS SPECIFICALLY LISTED ON OUR SITE - NO DOGS, SADDLES, TRAILERS, PROPERTY, TRAINING/BOARDING, SERVICES, ETC. ALLOWED. HOWEVER, WE DO HAVE A PLACE FOR THESE: If you want to list horse-related services, horse property, tack, trucks, horse trailers, puppies, hay, or other items, please place your ads on our TackTrader.com Classifieds site.
If you see an inappropriate ad listed on our site, please login and then click the FLAG AD button found on the full-page ad. A red warning flag will show immediately on the ad. After a certain number of flags by different people are placed on an ad, it will be automatically FLAGGED DOWN by our community so that it can no longer been seen in our search results listings. This is a quick and easy way to alert our staff to problem ads. Be sure to read our User Safety Alerts. (We suggest that you report any incidents of fraud to the Internet Crime Complaint Center and your local authorities.)
SOLICITATION AND SPAMMING:
Solicitation or spamming of other DreamHorse users through our site or ads is not allowed. If you send any type of unsolicited email (spam) to other users of our site advertising your own services, your account may be disabled and your ads may be deleted, your email may be blocked from further ad responses, and you may be marked on our site as a spammer.
If you see a slanderous or malicious ad on our site or receive unsolicited email (spam) from another user such as someone trying to sell you their own services via our ad response form, please report the scammer/spammer through your saved messages within your account.
If you see a possible stolen or missing horse listed on our site for sale, please Contact Us.
YOUR PRIVACY, ETC.:
Always PRINT and KEEP a copy of any ad used to buy or sell a horse on our site. WE DO NOT KEEP ANY KIND OF ARCHIVE OF DELETED OR EXPIRED ADS.
MONITORING AND COOPERATION WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT, ETC.:
We have the right to:
Without limiting the foregoing, we have the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or other information of anyone posting any materials on or through the Website. YOU WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSEES, AND SERVICE PROVIDERS FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY ANY OF THE FOREGOING PARTIES DURING OR AS A RESULT OF ITS INVESTIGATIONS AND FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER SUCH PARTIES OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.
However, we do not undertake to review all material before it is posted on the Website, and cannot ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications, sales, payments, or content provided by any user or third party. We have no liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or nonperformance of the activities described in this section.
DreamHorse does NOT have any sort of program to insure receipt of your purchases from third parties. We recommend that you place insurance and tracking on all Tacktrader.com items.
Owners are responsible to proofread ads and confirm that correct photos are appearing on ads. Owners are responsible for early deletion of ads. Owners are responsible for marking horses as sold.
Service interruptions are possible. DreamHorse cannot guarantee uninterrupted service due to circumstances beyond our control.
DreamHorse is not responsible for photos lost or damaged in the mail. DreamHorse is not responsible for typos or accidental errors appearing on advertisements as they are completely self-published. Our photo ads have a fee which is subject to change. This is a setup, hosting, and bandwidth fee. Photo(s) will remain on the ad until the horse is SOLD, removed by the owner, requested to be removed by the BUYER, or purchased time period has passed--whichever comes first. All fees paid are non-refundable, i.e. if your horse sells quickly, there is no refund for remaining time. We reserve the right to delete ads for sold horses without notice to seller upon the request of the buyer.
By using and continuing to use this interactive service, all users, sellers, and buyers agree to the above terms entirely.
DreamHorse cannot be held responsible for violations created by its users and/or customers. These violations include, but are not limited to: copyright violation, trademark violations, trade names or patents, or other content which is in violation of any local, state or federal laws.
Our customers are solely responsible for obtaining express permission from professional photographers, subjects, etc. to display images on our site. We will not accept any images labelled "PROOF" for use on our web site. If there is a visible photographer's signature or label on the face of a photo, we will not remove this information from the digital image that we display. If we are informed of copyright violations created by our customers, we will remove disputed images from the site without refund or prior notice to the offender. DreamHorse.com may, in appropriate circumstances and at its own discretion, disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who have infringed on the copyrights of others. If you are a photographer, please be sure to contact your customer directly about their inappropriate use of your photo.
If you believe that your intellectual property has been infringed on our site, please provide DreamHorse.com with the following information:
DreamHorse.com's Agent for Notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached through our Help Desk.
While DreamHorse cannot give legal advice, we do have some general recommendations for buying and selling horses:
DreamHorse strongly recommends that a Vet-Check or Pre-Purchase Exam should ALWAYS be performed on any horse being considered for purchase by the buyer's Equine Veterinarian of choice.
We recommend that you DO NOT BUY a horse sight unseen. At the very least, have a veterinarian or trusted individual lay eyes on the animal.
Always be sure to specifically ask the seller if the horse has any soundness issues, vices, or other problems.
You should never complete a transaction without first writing down the terms of the deal and have each party sign it. If you can't afford a lawyer to draft up a contract, you still should write down the terms of the deal in plain English and get it signed. Any buyer or seller that is hesitant or resists is usually a sure sign of a potential problem.
Do Your Research to make sure you are comfortable with the other party to your transaction. Find out who you are dealing with. Research any and all information you can find online about the person. Look up their social media accounts, look them up on people-finder sites like truepeoplesearch.com, look for their email address on Google, etc. Ask for verifiable references such as their Veterinarian, Farrier, Trainer, or other business associates in the horse industry. Look online for complaints by other people.
Always PRINT and KEEP a copy of any ad used to buy or sell a horse on our site. WE DO NOT KEEP ANY KIND OF ARCHIVE OF DELETED OR EXPIRED ADS.
Please read our User Safety Alert Warning which is sent out as a link on every ad response that is generated by DreamHorse.com and TackTrader.com.
Equine Legal Solutions has a very helpful Horse-Buying Checklist plus much more information here.