Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Germany- but not German =D
A few things.
Take someone, trainer preferably, with you so your heart doesn't rule your head.
Go early morning so they don't have time to work the horse and any beans out beforehand.
State that you want to groom and tack the horse up.
Have the owner ride the horse beforehand- you can acess how the horse moves, any bad habits it has and then decide if you feel happy getting on.
Don't listen to a word the seller says. Take the horse at face value, ride it for as long as you want, do what you want etc.
If you REALLY like it, I always suggest riding a second, third or even fourth time.
Get a vet check done. Don't move the horse off the sellers yard, even if they offer, and use a different vet.
Good luck :) If I think of anything else, I'll add it!