Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: College Station, Texas
It takes a lot for someone to sell a horse as "bombproof" .. as I think that there is no such thing.. a horse will be a horse, especially a mare. My first concern is they are saying it is a rare buckskin, which like said previously, her coloring isn't. Although it is BEAUTIFUL, it isnt rare. They are wanting 4500 which in my area is about 2000 + over priced. I sold my gelding that I rode up and down the roads, and all over the trails, and showed a 6 year old in walk trot for 2500.. Anymore than that and you could be getting a lot more for your buck than just an average trail horse.
I see a lot of people fall for horses because of looks, and they don't take the time to really inspect the horse. I would get a vet check and come for a week or two on random days to ride. Get men, women, children, all walks of planet riding her, and ask the seller to expose her to different things as they state that she is bombproof. Does she spook to tractors, cars, dogs, does she load in the trailer, pick up feet, take wormer, current shot record... I could name a checklist but there are many posts on this site that have great buyers checklists.
Good luck on the horse shopping!