"Quiet childrens chestnut mare. Has a beautiful white blaze and four white socks to match. 14yrs old 13.3hh, done everything. Great to handle. Loves people. Suit anyone from a beginner to an experienced rider. $2500 ono."
The ad seems fine, right?
When I went to ride her to decide whether I wanted her or not, she was absoloutely perfect! She looked great aswell. She was already saddled up when we got there.
When we got her home and really looked at her she had a very bad sway back, arthritis, and at the time we didnt know (which the old owner may not have known either) she had cancer. The next day she was probably the most stubborn thing I've ever seen. She was drugged when we got her.
Don't get me wrong, I love that pony, I had her for years, but now she's passed and im finally emotionally ready to get a new one, but I don't want this to happen with a bigger, stronger horse.
How can I pick out a "dodgy" or lying seller? Im already going to ask for a two week trial, but this horse HAS to be right, any suggestions or advice?