1st Horse Buyer, Don't want to get Ripped Off ADVICE NEEDED!
We are taking lessons at a full service barn (they breed, show, board and train).
They are helping us find a horse to buy. We gave them the amount we can spend and they contacted another barn mgr they work with often and she is sending videos of some available horses. If I like them, I pay for shipping and they send my favorite 1 or 2 down and I can have a trial period of 6 weeks with them to see if I want to purchase one.
If I do, I buy her/him, if not, I pay to ship them back ($300.).
If I do want to keep one, is it okay to use their barn vet for the check up and how much should that run?
I realize that they are getting the horse for a better price but I feel it could take a year or two for me to find the right horse without them so I'm willing to do spend that. Sorry so long, advice please!