Originally Posted by LisaG719
You are absolutely correct Barry. This would be my first horse purchase ever. The family has already said that part of me taking on the free horse would mean that if I ever decided I no longer wanted her that she would come back to them. They weren't outright looking to get rid of her but we kind of stumbled into a connection. The "Never look a gift horse in the mouth." comment certainly hit home. I have a feeling I am doing just that with my second guessing of the situation.
Understandable. All other things aside, and if you had to buy the horse you were offered, would you?
Another think to consider is that the time of the year is such that many good horses are not even on the market right now. Work with the horse you were given but now with a different mindset. You are now working with your
horse, not working a horse that belongs to someone else. After a month with that thinking, you can reassess that horse and decide to keep him or give him back. In the mean while, more horses will come to the market and the ones you are looking at may even go down in price.
Don't over think it.