Originally Posted by Speed Racer
I'm not sure a fee to test ride a horse is going to get you anywhere, especially with people like me. I've already spent a good deal of time, gasoline, and wear and tear on my vehicle getting to you. If you want to add insult to injury and tell me I have to pay to ride the beastie you're trying to sell, I'll tell you 'no thanks'.
What if I don't like the horse, and don't want to buy it? Am I out your 'fee', as well as my own expenses? Not a good selling strategy.
Beware of turning off true potential buyers.
I agree. A riding fee would turn me off. Of course, I'm only planning on looking at $1500 or lower priced horses, so I don't know how someone would feel for a higher priced one. If I had to pay to test ride every horse I figure on looking at I'm sure to be out $150-$200 dollars easy, just on ring fees.
Since I'm probably going to be out a couple of grand on PPEs (assuming the first few turn up some reason not to buy a horse I like), I'd be annoyed (and a little suspicious) if a seller tried to make me pay to ride their horse.