HORSE BUYERS BEWARE OF MICHELLE COURSIN OF CHESAPEAKE, VA! SHE IS A COMMON HORSE TRADER, AND HER HORSES ARE MISREPRESENTED, AND NOT WHAT THEY SEEM!! Michelle has a former military background, and she uses this to pretend that she has ethics when she sells horses. She is ANYTHING BUT HONEST. Infact, she did nothing but lie to us the entire time we knew her. We first met Michelle when inquiring about a pony named "Heidi" for our children. I have copied the original ad posted below:
Sweetheart of a pony for sale
Date Added: 5/01/2011
Posted By: Michelle Coursin
19575 Tantara Terrace [ MAP ]
Chesapeake, VA 22332
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 757 613 2505
Heidi is a 7 year old 13.1hh welsh/hafflinger cross mare. Heidi is easy to handle and quiet undersaddle, kids ride her bareback with just a halter and lead rope no problem. [continued below]....
..... She's a very fancy little girl and would do well with more formal training to become show pony. Heidi is easy to handle, stands well for farrier and vet. She is so quiet and easy that she allowed a handi capped child to ride her. This mare would fit well into a rehab/therapy program. Her only problem is sometimes Heidi can be a little difficult to catch in the field for adults...she will come right up to a child though. This mare is precious and looks even better in person. Her nickname is Dumplin:). Neg. to good home.
After reading that ad, my husband and myself desided to inquire about Heidi. Michelle said nothing but wonderful things about the mare, so we decided to make a trip to go and see her. When we arrived, Heidi was standing tied, and seemed to be abnormally laid-back. Michelle ensured us that Heidi was just "that quiet," and we, (like idiots,) believed her. We decided to purchase the pony, and that was a decision that we would soon regret. The mare arrived extreamly alert, and quite nervous. Nothing like she was at Michelle's farm. The mare was also a CHRONIC CRIBBER which Michelle conveniently left unsaid. Heidi got wilder and wilder, and she was not safe for our children. At first, Michelle would not return our phone calls regarding the horse. Eventually, Michelle's mother (a rude, hag of a woman) returned our calls, and cursed myself and my husbad out. She threatened to call the police for harrassment. .. Acting exactly like the white-trash that she is. After several stern letters from our lawyer, Michelle took the pony back and has her for sale again. Michelle is completely unprofessional, and she lies more than anyone I have ever met. If she said it was Tuesday, I would have to check a calender. Anyone interested in doing business with her need be very weary. She is dishonest, and she misrepresents the horses that she sells. Buyers beware!!