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        10-02-2012, 11:26 PM
      #1
    Weanling
    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
      #2
    Started
    5 minutes (:
         
        10-02-2012, 11:29 PM
      #3
    Trained
    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
      #4
    Foal
    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
      #5
    Yearling
    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
      #6
    Foal
    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
      #7
    Super Moderator
    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
      #8
    Weanling
    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
      #9
    Trained
    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
      #10
    Foal
    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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