Originally Posted by Bellasmom
I got my mare several years ago via the Internet adoption for $125, and they shipped her from CA to OK for pick up at Paul's Valley. If you don't like the horse once you see it in person, you can generally choose another horse at that site (at least that is the option I was offered). I have been very happy with my Bella....and for the poster who suggested you ignore the requirements because "they probably don't actually check", DON'T. I did have my premises inspected, they weren't pretty, but they were solid and met requirements. As it turned out, it didn't make much difference; she jumped the 5 1/2 ft fence day three to be with the other horses. She was haltered and already pretty gentle, so I left her in the big pasture. She's now five and green broke, never has offered to buck.
I did have someone who was a TIP trainer offer to keep the horse at her place until it is gentled! I am just wondering if I would be getting in over my head, since I have never started a horse from scratch...