I'm thinking about going to look at a trail/companion horse and I'm not sure how the price negotiation usually goes. The last horse I bought just had the price lowered so she was firm.
1) If nothing is stated (such as "firm" "obo" or "negotiable") do you assume that there is room for negotiation?
2) How much lower do you usually start with without being insulting? (This horse is a 13yo QH mare 16h babysitter type trail horse and they are asking $2000)
3) Do you take the time of year into consideration? Ie: it's almost winter and maybe they don't want another mouth to feed until Spring?
Also, if it's a couple hour drive to see the horse, would you bring the trailer with or is that weird?