I have gone to look at a horse to buy as an eventer. She is a 16.2hh 11 year old TB mare.
When we first got to the farm and saw her, we almost turned around and left. She is super skinny. I decided I still wanted to try her out.
A woman rode her for us and she did great, jumped her about 3'0" - 3'3", with ease. Her dressage is FANTASTIC. I got on her, same thing, everything she did was wonderful! I took her on the XC course, and again, PERFECT. I really mean perfect. She moved like nothing I have ever seen.
The only thing I am worried about is her weight. The guy selling her said it is just because she is TB, but I know she is TB mixed with skinny!
He had her advertised for $3650, and when I called about another horse he said this one would be better suited for me(which she was), but I told him we only had $2000 to spend. He said we would work something out. Now he says he would sell her for $2800. She is worth alot of money because of how she moves and jumps, but we don't have much more to spend. We are going to ask him if he would take $2300, or no deal.
I don't know what to do! She seems so amazing, and I am pretty sure, unless there is an underlying issue, that we could get weight on her with alfalfa, beet pulp, ETC.
I guess I am looking for advice on what some of my fellow HF'ers would do!
Thanks for reading, VB