Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
They need a quick sale so you can maybe negotiate his price as well.
Depends what you want. He appears to be a quiet all-rounder. Although his ad doesn't mention any achievements, so while he may know how to do a lot of things, he may not be very good at them. They say that he is trained in a lot of things, and "fluent in dressage", which to me sounds like they have done a lot of random things with him (especially considering he is only 6), but not done any specific/advanced training in any discipline. I could be totally wrong, but that is just how the ad reads to me.
I don't know what you're looking for, but if you're looking for an all-rounder its probably worth going to have a look at him and try out all the things you want to do. If you want a horse that already knows a certain amount in a specific discipline, bring an advanced rider/trainer to put him through his paces to see what he actually knows and how far advanced he is, and also to judge the potential for what you want.
The best way to see what a horse is like is to actually go and see it. Many horses are advertised misleadingly, or when you try them out are completely incompatible.
Edit: Just noticed you said he's far away, if you're serious about him ask a lot of questions and find out everything you can. Then try and organise a few horses along the way to see while you're going out as it's a fair way for just one horse.
Last edited by Saskia; 07-21-2012 at 02:10 AM.