Originally Posted by ImpulsiveLucy
"I will let you ride her, AFTER I ride her.." I. Don't. Think. So. When testing a horse, I always ride first, and that horse better in the pasture when I get there!
I agree that the horse should be in the pasture when you get there, but you might want to re-think you riding first.
EVERY bit of horse-buying information I've read says to have the owner ride first. Then if the horse is not as represented (i.e. Completely insane) you are not the one to get hurt.
I would never, ever get on a horse I intended to buy without seeing the owner ride first, unless I was buying something unbroke.