Ok, didn't know of a better place to put this, so I'm sorry in advance if it's miscategorized!
Anyway, I've run into this a couple of times recently, and just wanted to know what everyone's thoughts were... When you are selling a horse or tack (i.e. Equitation saddle), I've had everyone ask if they can take the horse/saddle on a "test" trial for a couple of days, or even a week. I have been totally set against this... What happens if the horse comes up lame, or the saddle gets dropped or scratched? Then you are totally out of the selling market and won't get anything for your product. I can see the buyers point of view - they want to try it out and make sure it works for them. But I don't EVER remember this a few years ago. Then they seem to get upset when I say no - I've offered to have them come and ride at our house, or take it to theirs to try out, but it's no deal.
So, what's your take on this? Would you let someone you don't know take your horse or tack on a test trial?