Hi everyone I just joined and thought I would say hi.
I have been riding on and off for the last 19 years and am about to start the BHS Stage one in horse riding, care and management.
I am also looking to buy a horse. I also own a 14.2 chestnut gelding but he's getting on a bit at 30.
I do have a small question that I was hoping someone could answer for me:
I am currently looking at a 5year old, 16hh TB x ID mare. She is being sold from a local dealer. She has 3 lovely paces and a fantastic jump (for her age) and the lady who is selling her wants £2500 ($5000) for the horse and £1000 ($2000) for the tack. Tho we believe she may have bought the horse and tack for £2000 ($4000) from another dealer. Obviously the lady is trying to get a profit from the sale but do you think the price is a bit steep for the horse. She is lovely but I think she may be somewhat overpriced.
What are your thoughts on this?
The horse also has very high withers so if I buy her without the tack Im going to struggle to find a saddle for such high withers. We were looking for a horse for about £2000 - £2500 with tack.