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        11-25-2010, 11:31 PM
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    Yearling
    Question Do I assume I get to test-ride?

    Me and my dad are going to look at a horse this weekend. I have e-mailed the owner a few times, and we got it planned for Sunday.My original question was to go"take a look at her", so do I assume I get to ride her? Should I wear my breeches and boots there? Do I need to bring anything else? I have never done this before, so any tips would be appreciated:)
         
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        11-25-2010, 11:58 PM
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    Showing
    If you are buying the horse as broke, then I suggest you do ride her before you think of taking it to the next step. I would wear my riding clothes and anything else you personally like to have. If the current owner has been riding her, then they should have tack to fit her that you can use.
         
        11-25-2010, 11:59 PM
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    Yearling
    Okay, thanks for the respose!
         
        11-26-2010, 12:05 AM
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    Showing
    Definitely plan on riding her. Have the owner ride the horse first
         
        11-26-2010, 12:08 AM
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    Yearling
    Okay, I will remember that:)
         
        11-26-2010, 02:52 AM
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    Green Broke
    Be prepared to ride (helmet, boots etc) but generally in my experience people don't bring artificial aids like crops and spurs.

    If the owner doesn't expect or allow a ride, then that would be ringing warning bells in my head.
         
        11-26-2010, 09:30 AM
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    Yearling
    ^^^
    Very good point:)
         
        11-26-2010, 02:38 PM
      #8
    Weanling
    When I was buying Quinn from the rescue he was at an farm event. We had Dustin the person who was hosting the event ride him then I rode him. You should bring what you need to ride. The owner should have a saddle that fits that you can use.
         
        11-26-2010, 02:41 PM
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    Showing
    If you've ever ridden with spurs or a crop and KNOW HOW TO use these items correctly, maybe bring them and leave them in the car as an "in case". Don't bring them out unless the horse shows obvious signs of laziness. Then ask the owner if you can put your nub spurs on and give him some incentive. Again, only if you know how to properly use them.
         
        11-26-2010, 03:10 PM
      #10
    Yearling
    Would it look stupid if I brought a paper with questions to ask her, and fill it out?
         

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