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        06-26-2013, 12:12 AM
    Okay everyone. I talked to the woman and she was totally sweet and understanding about it! I was so nervous to disappoint someone because I had made the offer, but honestly I don't even think she had sour feelings at all! :)

    I appreciate the good advice from everyone and the reassurance to NOT get a horse I wasn't 100% on.

    First time buyer jitters I guess. Thanks again ya'll.
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        06-26-2013, 12:25 AM
    Well done OP, you were in a difficult place there, glad you spoke up. Now about this new horse you are looking at
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        06-26-2013, 12:25 AM
    Oh, and to those who thought I kept looking for a horse after I found the mare... That is false. Please do not assume things.

    A very dear friend of mind showed me the gelding after I had made the offer on the mare. At the time, I thought the mare was it and great for me, and she REALLY is a great horse, Then I heard about this gelding from my friend and he just seemed to match me better, but I let it roll off my back at first and said I already found a horse. I would have never kept looking at horses after I made an offer because I figured the offer was a done deal, but my friend was persistent on checking out the gelding. I did it to humor her and found that HE was infact better for ME.

    Long story short, the woman understood and accepted my apology with no hard feelings at all.
        06-26-2013, 01:06 AM
    That's fantastic! Do you have any pictures to share with us?
        06-26-2013, 01:20 AM
    I read the first and last page, only.

    I can see that you talked to the first horse owner, and they are ok. I would have given them $100 to relist the horse for an extra month. To me, my word is worth something.

    I feel that you made a commitment to the first horse, but horses are expensive, so go with the one that's best for you. But in this case, I would have paid the costs to relist to the horse for the time you were farting around with your decision, that's not the horse owners fault.
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        06-26-2013, 02:48 AM
    I had a message that I typed up but it sounded too much like a guilt trip.. that's not what I was going for so I decided to erase it.
        06-26-2013, 06:40 AM
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    Congrats on finding the right horse for you!

    And man - I really wish I had some of the people on this thread as potential buyers. $100 or 10% of purchase price, etc for backing out on a non-deposited possible sale? I've had so many of those in my life (not all horse related) that I would be rich!
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        06-26-2013, 07:17 AM
    Congratulations on handling a difficult situation really well. At the end of the day you did the right thing by both the seller, the mare and yourself. Buying a horse isn't an easy thing, and you really do need to come home with a horse you are 100% happy with.

    Now details and photos of your new gelding? :)

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