Really nervous about going to look at a horse tomorrow.. - Page 3
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Talk

Really nervous about going to look at a horse tomorrow..

This is a discussion on Really nervous about going to look at a horse tomorrow.. within the Horse Talk forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

    Like Tree13Likes

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        03-19-2013, 02:11 AM
      #21
    Green Broke
    I saw at least a couple dozen horses over the course of a few months before I finally found "the one." I think I was in a similar mindset as you at the time- my confidence had been damaged by the horse I had been leasing (long story ) and I just wanted a sane, sensible horse to do local shows, trail riding, and maybe some jumping. I knew that my horse was the right one the first time I rode him when I asked him back down to the trot from the canter and he didn't get rushy or hot, he just did what I asked him to do. And that's been my experience with him ever since- he's incredibly eager to please.

    - Ask the seller to not have the horse already out and prepared for you- ask to go out and catch the horse yourself (if he's in a pasture), groom him, pick up his feet, saddle him up, etc. yourself. And don't even let the owner stand at the horse's head. I almost bought a horse that was OK when the owner was there holding her, but was too dangerous to complete a vet check without her!
    - Trial period. Don't buy a horse without one. I'm glad the aforementioned horse had a trial period or I'd have been stuck with a horse that needed to be restarted from the ground up! If the seller won't do a trial period and you really like the horse, at least do multiple visits and ask to ride in & out of the arena, on trails, etc.
    - Get a vet check. Keep in mind that the horse doesn't have to be in "mint" condition, but does need to be sound for the types of activities you have in mind.
    - If you have second thoughts about the horse, it's probably not the right one.
    HorseExpert likes this.
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        03-19-2013, 02:28 AM
      #22
    Weanling
    My biggest success has been with shutting down all the 'noise' in my head and ring-side while I'm having a tete-a-tete with a horse. When I'm riding, handling, everything, I'm listening to who the horse is. My "compatible personality" is not the same as my husband's, my son's or your's. I want to know who this animal is and if we can work well together over the long term. Warm fuzzies can come later, as you build on your telationship. I've ridden mounts as a guide I've really had a blast with but who, over time, would have erroded my confidence/patience/enjoyment.

    You're already using your head and listening to your gut. You're off to a great start!
    Posted via Mobile Device
    HorseExpert likes this.
         
        03-19-2013, 10:50 AM
      #23
    Foal
    Keep looking. I am hearing that your primary criteria is a horse that makes you feel safe and that you are comfortable on. I don't believe (could be wrong) you are not feeling that.

    Don't ignore that. That is really important, I believe. Even if you do buy this horse, take your time. There is no reason to make the decision today, especially if you have such critical doubts.

    Good luck.

    Hope this helps.
    HorseExpert likes this.
         
        03-19-2013, 11:07 AM
      #24
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    How did you know your horse was "the one"? What was the deal breaker for you when you bought your horse?
    I didnt. I bought her from a guy who was about to shipp her off to auction. She had severely over grown feet, a rough coat and a pathetic top line, but she was willing under saddle(in tack that didn't fit), had her ears forward the whole time and didnt spook once, dispite it being windy(and her an arabian). I figured I could re sell her as a trail horse if I had to, but the main thing was, she fit my criteria and I knew I could handle her.

    It was 2 or so months later, racing through the bush full speed, that I realized she was what I was looking for all along, the horse version of myself
    tallygirl4 likes this.
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Going for my first solo hack tomorrow...nervous from incident!! ElaineLighten Horse Riding 3 01-11-2012 07:11 PM
    going to see horse tomorrow! dizzynurse Horse Talk 3 08-17-2010 11:42 AM
    Show Tomorrow! Sooooo Nervous!! Need Confidence Boost! BurningAmber520 Horse Shows 5 11-02-2009 01:48 PM
    I'm looking at a horse TOMORROW what are some Q's I should ask HorseGurl27 Horse Talk 7 10-24-2009 02:57 AM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:29 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0