My craigslist ad endeavor has been going on for well over month now. I've been offered a lot of horses...seen a lot for sale. But it always seems there's something wrong. And I also seem to be getting more picky as the hunt goes on.
I now know that I want: An Arab or arab cross mare. Don't ask why, but I do. Anything less, I wont be happy camper. Ahaha. I want something for $1500 or under. Preferably under. This has to do with being a financially fragile college student, who would rather pay less on aquisition, so I can afford for such things as lessons with a trainer and said horse, and essentials like text books, vet bills, chicken egg incubators, car insurance and the gasoline my truck guzzles, etc.
I also know I now seem to be color biased: I am not very fond of chestnut, sorrel, or gray horses (and yes this may have something to do with Mardee Gras--My now deceased arab--being a gray. Idk). I like paints, black bays and every other color imaginable.
I want a registered horse. Unregistered doesnt seem to spark my attention as much, which is a shame since unregistered horses sell cheaper. I blame allpredigrees and ancestry.com for creating this habit. HAHA. I would consider a grade horse, but then again, how exactly do you know exactly what's in a horse if you don't have the papers to prove it? Also..if you have a sneaking suspicion a horse is registered, but can't "get ahold" of papers...Can you send a DNA sample into the registry and find out?
I also have concluded I want one that doesn't want to murder me. This type of horse seems ot be lurking in for sale ads more often then neccessary.
I don't know why I'm getting so picky. It does me no good. Thank you for letting me vent.
OH..AND ONE LAST THOUGHT...People keep offering me saddlebred/arab crosses...A yay or nay? Wouldn't that be a more..well.."hot" cross?