Anyhow..the market seems to keep getting worse..and I'm a craigslist addict..and last week, I saw something while browsing. Gorgeous little 6 year old half arab, bloodlines UNBELIEVABLE (think Bask, Khemosabi, Aladdinn, Magnum Psyche). Rides english and western, jumps. The price? 500. And the owner is willing to lease to own or take payments.
My greedy side says "yessssssssss Allie, you have lots of time for the next three months (seriously, now that finals are over, even with working, I still have free time coming out my ears.), and that's in your price range! And pretty! Good confirmation!"
I'm just wondering..am I crazy to be interested at this horse? She's a bitty little thing--14.1. I'm about 5'8", but very thin. Am I downright too big for her? She doesn't look real "refined" in build, but still. Too big? Or would I be okay (I get nervous on horses over 16hh...i start thinking about what falling would be like, and etc etc)?
Also..they say she has to be lunged before riding..should this be a major red flag? I lunge our youngsters--and my horse-- before getting on, but still..should I take taht as a bad sign?
Anyways..anyone ever done a lease to own? How should that work? How many payments?
Just wondering if anyone can smack some sense into me...or if it's a good investment?