Advice on buying in general
Ok, so, even though I have read a few times people say things like 'with the horse economy at the moment you could get a great horse for cheap!' - unfortunately, this isn't so in Aus.
I have been avidly scaling the papers, web and networking with people to find myself a potential horsey companion and I can't seem to find anything 'good' for under $2000+ . Don't get me wrong, I'm not expecting a freebie, nor am I kidding myself about all the other expenses I'll be looking at owning one again, but I think $2000+ for a 20+ yo broodmare or a greenbroke 5 yo is a bit much.
So, I've been branching out and looking at other states and QLD seem to have the best quality for the best prices, so I'm considering buying and shipping one (honestly haven't looked at this option much yet, so it may end up not being an option) but I have several questions:
1. Do you think the prices in Aus for horses are just going through a spike and I should wait for them to go back to normal/or no?
2. Any advice in general on ways to find myself a companion?
3. How should I go about buying a horse I haven't seen/ridden?