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        06-26-2012, 03:18 PM
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    Number of rides for possible purchase

    I don't believe in letting horses go on trial, but I understand that someone will want to ride a horse more than once to get a better feel for it. What would you say would be a limit to how many rides they get? I'm thinking 3, the initial ride, possibly a hack (if they want to see how the horse is out of the ring), and once more?
         
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        06-26-2012, 03:22 PM
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    Weanling
    Thats a hard question. I feel after 2 rides your wasting my time. I have had a few people come out and ride because they wanted to ride a cutting horse. But if I can tell they are serious and I can tell they have the money to buy my horse ill let them try her more.
         
        06-26-2012, 04:51 PM
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    Trained
    I think 2 rides should give you a good idea unless you're looking for something specific.
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        06-26-2012, 05:10 PM
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    Yearling
    I think at least two, maybe 3 if you were suspicious. Once to initially try the horse. If you think you really like him, again on a diff. Day. If you are having even the slightest feeling of the horse may be being drugged, between day 1 and 2, I would just show up randomly. But no more than 3...
         
        06-26-2012, 05:11 PM
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    Showing
    Assuming both seller and buyer are honest, I'd say no more than 3 rides, with 2 being optimum.
         
        06-26-2012, 05:25 PM
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    Started
    I was thinking 2-3 rides. At some point they need to make a decision on the horse.
         
        06-26-2012, 05:37 PM
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    Green Broke
    Well, when I bought my Paso Fino the gal only wanted to let me ride in the areana, & she hadn't had a bit in her mouth for ages, so I was trying bits,saddles & trying to figure out her gait & if see if we clicked. I think I went 3 times, but maybe it was only twice. I did decide to buy her, & once I got her home, she gaited nicely & have a very good bond w/her-I've had her a few years now & very few problems w/her.
         
        06-27-2012, 04:37 PM
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    Foal
    I only rode Nohea once and I knew he was the horse for me. The girl who had been riding him hadn't been on him for over 3 months because she had surgery but I wanted to get on him anyway. I put a hackamore on him, his saddle and off we went, he was a perfect gentleman.
         
        06-27-2012, 10:18 PM
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    Yearling
    I think it depends on you and your horse. I'm so protective of my two that any person test riding them would be under great scrutiny from me.
         
        06-28-2012, 12:37 AM
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    Foal
    I only rode skip once. He was my first horse but if I would have maybe rode him a couple more times I wouldnt have bought him.. But I love my boy and im happy with the decision I made to buy him
         

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