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post #1 of 35 Old 10-30-2012, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
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Ok so I am going to start shopping around for a warmblood that is well trained for first level dressage. I am finally ready to start looking because I will be ready to make my purchase in January. Due to my last 2 horses that turned out to be a disaster, that was a result of my impulse buying habit. Same day I saw them I purchased them. That doesn't happen anymore with anything I buy. So I've left several messages with people that have warmblood farms and I've still gotten no response. The first lady might just be out of town because she shows professionally. The local one, nothing. I don't get it.
Is everyone in it for the money?
If I cared about the horses I would want someone to come and meet with horse several times, ride them and make sure they were a good lifetime fit. Thats all I mentioned on the message is that I'm starting to look now so I can try the horse out and of course come see it many times. Obviously, it could take me longer than a couple months, you never know.
When should I give a call back if there remains no response?

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post #2 of 35 Old 10-30-2012, 11:46 AM
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I went through this a LOT this past summer. We were searching for a horse for our boarders daughter and out of every 10 emails or calls I made I got maybe 2 replies. It's pretty ridiculous!
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post #3 of 35 Old 10-30-2012, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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Glad I'm not alone then. I don't get it. It makes me feel like the seller is trying to get away with something. I don't want to end up with a medicated horse that I come home with and he's forever lame or something.

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post #4 of 35 Old 10-30-2012, 01:19 PM
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I think part of it is that you're saying you want to ride it many times. Most people I know are okay win 2-3 rides but after that you're just eating up their time.
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post #5 of 35 Old 10-30-2012, 01:35 PM
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You probably come across as a tire kicker, Many people do that and waste their time. Or yes they could be hiding something. your better of to offer a deposit and ask if you could have some time to see if you and the horse are a good match.
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post #6 of 35 Old 10-30-2012, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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No I don't mean literally many times, was probably expressing my point too much in the text.lol. I do that sometimes.
Riding twice is totally fine. I just want to do an unannounced show to see the horse naturally. Many of my fellow riders where I live have done that and been more successful in getting a quality horse.
P.S. Not in a stalkerish kinda way. lol

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post #7 of 35 Old 10-30-2012, 01:42 PM
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People who have horses for sale now want them sold now... not in January. I think it's very responsible of you to start looking now, but you should start looking to narrow down exactly what you want, not to find THE horse. If you find the horse you want, you can't expect the seller to hold him for you for several months, unless you actually buy the horse and pay to have it boarded at their place.
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post #8 of 35 Old 10-30-2012, 02:29 PM
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People who have horses for sale now want them sold now... not in January. I think it's very responsible of you to start looking now, but you should start looking to narrow down exactly what you want, not to find THE horse. If you find the horse you want, you can't expect the seller to hold him for you for several months, unless you actually buy the horse and pay to have it boarded at their place.
Agree. I'm selling my horse and if someone wants to buy it now I'll sell (so long as the home is good and the rider a good fit). Board is costing me 1/4 of his asking price a mth, any delays are costly. If someone asked me to hold him for a month I'd refuse and keep advertising and would happily sell him to someone else in the meantime. I'm not in it for the money but someone has to pay the bills...
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post #9 of 35 Old 10-30-2012, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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I definately understand. But I don't ask for anything to be held for me. If its meant to be for me then it will be. Most ads I see online are still there but then I'm skeptical about online ads.

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post #10 of 35 Old 10-30-2012, 06:34 PM
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I would likely not call you back if you wanted to try a horse several times either. I had a buyer that came out 4 times, 1.5 hours a time, and then told me he didnt extend quite enough at a trot. I have better things to do with 6 hours that supervising a snobby rider on my horse and trying to look helpful and friendly, especially when its not a particularly expensive horse.

By the way, unanounced visits are excessively anoying. Its one thing if you say you want to bring her in from the pasture, brush, tack, etc, but to just show up? what if I'm with another buyer? something terrible has happened with my family, or another horse? I'm not there? no thanks.
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