Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Whenever I go to see a horse I'm interested in, I ask if they want me to bring my tack. That way, they know ahead of time that I ride and am serious about seeing the animal in question.
Unfortunately, when you sell horses you're going to get tire kickers and 'wish buyers'.
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. If you sell, you're going to get the people who waste your time. It's part and parcel of selling things and applies to everything, not just horses.