One of the things not mentioned is what do you all wear when you go horse shopping?
I know~clothes! But, do you make sure you arrive to see the prospect horse in an older vehicle? Do you make sure to take off any jewelry that would be considered expensive? Arrive in a older trailer?
A woman/trainer was helping me to find a suitable horse a few years ago. She told me to take off all my jewelry and that we were taking her truck, which was older than mine. She said, basically, not to look too prosperous or too poor. Ok, I get it.
Following this theory, I went to look at a seasoned older mft. Brought a friend with me and made sure all jewelry was at home. During my conversation with the seller we discussed the horse I was interested in at length and it seemed a good fit..I needed a confidence builder and he was definately that.
Upon getting there she had a young five yr old saddled and a 4yr old mare in the stall. The gelding hadn't been ridden in a while and I told her I wasn't interested in a green horse. I ended up riding him and he wasn't the horse for me..nice horse, but just not for me.
When I asked her where the horse we'd talked about and that I wanted to see was, she brought me over to a large field and pointed him out. That's him..way out there....so I asked if I could see him, as I'd like to ride him. She told me he was out of my price range
which we'd never discussed.
So, what do you all do? Or, do you feel it doesn't matter? If I need to make this a seperate thread, I will..I don't want to take this too off topic.