Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Sometimes it seems like the perfect horse is right there and if you don't grab it you will lose it - this is never the case. Mainly because a) the perfect horse is does not exist and b) there are plenty more fish (or horses) in the sea.
From what I gather the horse owner is considering payment plan for her horse and he has been on sale for at least two weeks, possibly longer.
This tells me:
1. The owner really wants to move the horse - all horse sellers want money upfront, a payment plan is when they want to move them on asap because its costing them more to keep them everyday, some owners just want a horse to go to the best home, but this person has never met you, so I think she wants to move that horse quick.
2. Either the horse has been on the market a while so the owner feels she has to lie about people to sell him OR people have liked him from the videos and pics but they have come to see him and have not bought him for some reason.
I don't understand what your money order is for. I mean you can put a deposit on a horse which basically says you are going to buy it and often these things are subject to vet check. Like if the horses passes a vet check you will definitely buy it, and if the horse passes and you don't purchase it then the other party keeps the deposit. It seems what you are doing is offering a deposit with the condition being if you like the horse. Makes no sense, and you could lose your money, and I don't know why an owner would go for it.
Videos and pics can make a horse seem real great, I would never buy a horse sight unseen. So many horses are incredibly different from their pictures and even videos when you see them in person. Wait for the weekend, if you like him get a vet check and if you really like him put a deposit down with the condition of purchase being that the horse is pronounced sound by the vet for your purpose, and put it in writing. Don't just buy him. If you miss out then tough, but you'll find something else.