I am looking to buy a new horse and have passed many horses, because they are not what I am looking for. I am looking for a horse I can start showing next year, but since I am going to be 18 I am no longer allowed to show in the country pleasure classes that I could show my Tennessee walker in. I can still show him in the adult country pleasure classes just I can only do 1 class. So the next step up is the class we have called "Ladies Racking" which the horse has to go into a slow rack and then a fast rack. I am new to this so any advise would help.
I recently found this 3 year old bay mare that is 3/4 standardbred and 1/4 Tennessee Walking horse. I feel like she is the one for me, and I didn't feel the way with the other horses like I do towards this mare. I seen a video of her being rode and she sounds like a really nice horse and has a nice gait. He was asking $850 for her but I offered him $700 and he said the lowest he could do was $750. The problem is she is far away from me, and he agreed to meet me halfway. I have bought a horse before that I only seen rode once and I never even met the horse before and he turned out to be a great horse. I've been lied to before also. So would you try it? And is worth $750?