So I've been showing Montana for about 3 weeks now. I've had a handful of people come out and only 2 were really serious about buying him for the price I had listed ($2,000 neg.)
The first person didn't get him because he apparently had a "sore back". That was after she had already ridden him and had a friend come out and IMO "cowboy" him (Jump on him, take up the reins and ask him to go. Montana responded with hollowing his back and raising his head.) So they were told by their BO that he had a sore back and it wasn't worth to get a PPE done on a 15 year old horse because it could get worse. Though if he was younger than it would be a different story.
(I have checked him over and had other people ride him and he has never acted like that since)
Then I had another older couple come out that were looking for just a trail horse. He was almost sold but he just wouldn't stand still for the guy to get on and he already had a horse that does that and didn't want to deal with it.(this was out of character for Montana as he's always stood still for people to get on. Maybe he sensed something, or didn't want to leave? I don't know)
Besides those two sets of people, I have had numerous people that apparently had no intention of buying him and just wanted to ride him (which they would ride him for about 45 min- 1 hour, say they have to do this or that before they could get him, or the "we'll keep in touch" line) or they'd offer me a low ball over that I just could not accept.
How do I go about to still show Montana but not have my time wasted? I know its all part of it and normally I would be fine with it, but with me being pregnant I would think people would be courteous of that. Maybe I'm just asking too much.