I found the PERFECT horse ((with a huge BUT))
He's 3000 miles away. Almost literally. I'm on the other side of the country! (+ south)
His breeder is someone I've admired for years! I loove her stallion, and there a just so few foals by him- recently she lost him to colic :(
Anyways, We've talked on the phone for hours on end, we share the same training pricipals and really just got along fabulously. It would be so awesome to own this horse. And I'm compleatly smitten.
I knew that shipping would be expensive, so I made sure he was $1000 less them my asking price. I then realized that this may not be enough, so I put aside another $500.
Today, I found out that the lowest quote with a shipper is... Get this: $2500!
I really can't afford that, and it breaks my heart. Worst thing is she does have another buyer lined up, and was holding the horse in hopes I could get him.
I don't even know what to do. I've been looking for 2 years for the perfect horse. Found him- now I can't get him because of shipping! **Pulls out hair**
Sympathy or suggestions would be greatly appreciated...