What do you think of this horse to look at to buy ?
Because the horse is 4 hours away. Really need some opinions.
. Price: 1,500$ (exactly my budget)
. Never had teeth done (but kept in a large paddock and can graze anytime)
. Been wormed a couple of times
. Has had no vaccinations (kept like a farmers horse practically)
. SIRE: Smart to the Max
. MARE: Pocco Peppe
. Broken in at 2 years worked a little and completed the Tallangatta stockmans ride couple years back
. Is still quite green
. 14.2 hh -15.2 hh
. be caught with food most of the time
. be good for having a trim most of the time
. good with cars
. knows to stop,go,slow down, trot, walk canter, speed up.
. can walk calmly
. never reared
. knows basics
. Never bolted
. has done some pigroots
. only bucked bad when broken in
. recently (yesterday) been ridden and not bucked at all
Owner breaks in horses and trims his feet him self*-(that makes me weary)
. Horse has recently got a little cut about eye supposably not deep- will receive a picture before weekend.
. might receive a video of horse being ridden
The foolish reject what they see, not what they think,
The wise reject what they think, not what they see.
The price is fairly reasonable for the current Australian market but he's gonna need a lot of work. What area are you in? There're a couple of decent QH's, ASH's and the like around at the moment for those sorts of prices.
She is registered and everything is up to date? Too many times we've heard excuses people have been told even after months of waiting. If she's not registered then she could be the off spring of any pairing. Without the reg. paper she is a $600 horse. Ask for a pic of both sides as there will be a comprehensive discription on the back.
I don't know your market - but how is the price for comparable horses of similar training level? For my area that would be horribly high for what he currently is. It could possibly be the price for what he may potentially be in the future, but not current value. But markets are different all over.
Personally I see a lot of red flags - especially for a 4 hour away trip. Self-trimming doesn't concern me as much as no vaccines an "wormed a couple of times" - is that a couple of times his whole life? Also the training, catchability, etc seem to leave a lot to be desired. I'd say go see him if he was close by, but with him being 4 hours away, surely you can find something closer that is just as good if not better?