Originally Posted by Rascaholic
Just my opinion but I'd definitely have her vetted first. Ask the owner about dropping the price of the vet check off his asking price. Ask about a trial period. Even 14 days would give you a good idea of if you 2 fit:) I love my Rascal, just wish I'd had him checked first. We have possible muscle issues from him being ridden while still WAY young.
Thanks, I agree that would be the best way to go. But she's over 2 1/2 hour drive from where I live, so a trial (especially at that price that is nearly a grand less than what he was asking) isn't possible. Otherwise, it would be awesome :'(
And I thought about a vet check--but I don't know of any good vets down that way, and it's just bizarre in my opinion to call up and pay a vet I've never met. Also, if something by freak chance does turn out to make her unsound for riding, she's flashy enough looking and has decent enough bloodlines to probably throw some pretty foals (but that's an IF IF IF--I really just want her for riding project, not a broodmare. I don't plan to breed her.)
I think I'm going to get her tomorow.