Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
I don't think its right to ask questions if you have no intention of buying the horse. I don't understand why you would ask for pictures if you didn't like it from the beginning, of course the seller is going to think your keen. Perhaps they were just offering you to see instead of sending more photos and answering questions. Talking in person and seeing the horse is much more efficient and effective.
You don't have to justify the horse - what you are saying to the person sounds strange. How can you even intend to buy the horse if you haven't seen it? You have no obligation to buy it. Organise a time, go out and look and ride. Afterwards say either: "I'm really interested in this horse, but I'd just like to think it over and talk it over with instructor/family, I'll contact you in the next few days" or "i'm really interested, can we organise a vet check?" or "Thanks for showing me, I'm looking at a few horses, let me think about this one and I'll contact you if I am still interested" or "thanks for showing me your horse, but I don't really think she is what I am looking for".
I would send her an email, say you are interested but looking at many horses, ask if you can give her a test ride. Don't say you want to buy her.