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        10-02-2012, 11:26 PM
    how far did you go?

    How far did you travel to get your horse? Did you leave the county? The state? Did you stay at home but went out for a few hours to shop?

    There is this fairly new girl at the barn and she's horse shopping already. She lives in ny.. and our trainer found her a horse all the way out in mass. So she is going to make a road trip out there to go and look at this horse.

    When I was horse shopping in 2008 I only had Ny and Nj to look in. I couldnt even look at horses that were 5 or 6 hours away. Yet this new girl is looking way further then me. Atleast she's looking at older horses though. When I got my horse he was 6. Haha
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        10-02-2012, 11:27 PM
    5 minutes (:
        10-02-2012, 11:29 PM
    I've gone all over the country, shopped by internet, over the phone, via tapes, you name it. Once I narrow down the choices, if necessary I'll hop on a plane and go see the horse. LOTS cheaper that way than buying the wrong horse and only finding it out after you spend the purchase, ppe and transport costs.
        10-03-2012, 01:27 AM
    10 hours round trip. Went out of state to get him.
    But he was at a SUPER cheap price for his training. :3 Couldnt pass up.
        10-03-2012, 02:41 AM
    I imported my hanoverian from Germany to the US. I did a fully PPE with x-rays and did know someone that personally went out and saw him, but I bought him sight unseen and picked him up from quarantine in New York and brought him back to Maryland. Though I didn't personally go, my horse went on a 8.5 hour flight followed by a 5 hour trailer ride.
        10-03-2012, 02:50 AM
    Never further then 2 hr my newest girl was 15 min away. I like to go look more then once because you never know with just one visit imo. I did a long rode trip once and it was a big mistake came home with a different horse then I planed and was not the right horse at all actually had to be put down three months later it went truly crazy vets think a brain tummor maybe
        10-03-2012, 02:57 AM
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    Not even a minute. I bought my horse from the lesson barn I used to take lessons in. Love from the first sight. :)

    Also, I don't think that being able to look for horses further makes somebody in any way better than others. It's just not relevant. Just ar the age of a horse that somebody picks.
        10-03-2012, 03:02 AM
    I went to see my horse Joey that I bought in 2008 in another province about one and a half hours away. I went to see a few others that day but as it turned out, I ended up buying the first horse I saw. I didn't really want to make a snap decision but I really could't find another who could rival him so I called up his previous owner and bought him the next week. I remember having almost gone mad trying to make up my mind but it was the greatest kind of madness possible!
        10-03-2012, 03:52 AM
    Both horses I have now are from the same place, a few miles away. Once I did have a horse shipped from Idaho. But all other horses I have bought through the years were from the area I lived in or a few hours away. If I were in the market for a new horse, I would not limit myself to my area, I would look nationally and in the states to find what I was after.
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        10-03-2012, 04:15 AM
    First two horses bought locally, the third was a 3 hour trip one way. The last I bred myself but still involved a 6 hour round trip to breed her
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