Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Don't trust people who won't let you vet check. She could just be wanting to move him on quick so she's pressuring you. If you really like the horse I would just send an email saying "Unfortunately I will not purchase a horse without a vet check but if this sale falls through feel free to contact me to arrange a vet check time" or something. That way if she's bluffing to speed you along she can email you, save face by saying "buyer fell through" and you can get a check. Also, I don't trust people who ride with thongs (flip-flops for Americans - which it looks like girl is wearing).
I don't now how tall you are but remember Arabs are pretty small. I stopped growing around 13 - 14, but I was already 5'6-7 ish. A 15hh QH would be fine for me - but I'd probably look way too big on a 15hh Arab unless it was a chunky build. The get really fine. Also, is an Arab the best choice for what you want to do? I like them as a breed, but I wouldn't buy one if I planned to do dressage, SJ and eventing.
I like the Chestnut Arab best as well - but definitely take into consideration what Macabre said about energy.
Why don't you make a "requirements list" of what you want? So you know exactly what you are looking for?