I'm having my first couple of people out to see my guy for sale soon and since this is my first time really selling a horse I want to make sure I'm clear on everything. I have a few questions..
Say I have two people scheduled to come out a few days apart. If the first person were to say they were interested and plan to get a vet check that would not take place until after the second visit, would it be best to cancel the visit with the next person and put them on hold? Or have them come out and inform them that somebody has a check scheduled and may buy? Or? I would think you would cancel their meeting for now but I want to be sure.
I do plan to have a selling contract to be safe. I will probably select one of the ones available online. If I want to allow a trial period, should I have another contract made up stating something along the lines that the potential buyer is responsible for any injury not directly related to any pre-existing condition or anything like that that takes place during the trial? Or do we have to risk it? And if there is a contract involved, is there anything else I should include?
Based on things I've read, I'm thinking that I will arrive at the stable a bit before they arrive to get him cleaned up and looking his best, then put him back in his stall until they arrive, then retrieve him from his stall again while they are present. Is that correct? I read that it's best to have the grooming supplies and tack out by the tying area but have the horse in his stall so that they can see how he is getting caught. From there, if he is kept in his stall, should I offer them to get him out? If I get him out, should I lead him to the tying area or offer them to? I really don't know what is customary.
I think that's everything I remember for now. Is there anything else anyone can think of that I should know?
Thanks a ton for any and all help