This is the filly I was talking about.
And the yearling.
The filly is 3500 and has no experience or handling. This, to me, is over priced. I don't even have pictures or references as to who the dam is for both of these girls, just the sire. The yearling is 6,000
and also has NO experience and little handling. Also, for someone to be selling a 6k yearling, as least have a conformation shot or a picture that isn't blurred - it's common sense! I have no idea what side these two will take - will they be big boned, heavy, thin boned, tall? I also asked what their temperaments were like and got no response.
The only thing he really talked about in our emails we exchanged is that he is moving, reducing the size of his herd but doesn't expect to leave soon for his house is for sale for 3 million. I don't care how much your house cost or how much your worth
, obviously money is higher on his list then mine. I told him that I didn't have a lot of money to throw over, but I DID have riding experience, riding time to give, endless extensive care, dedication, professional trainers, references by any one from a well appraised vet to a World Champion trainer and breeder - anything he wanted from a good and solid rider, but not a lot of money. I said my passion is horses - not competition or money, I would never push a horse for competition and their well being is my priority. Once I told him this, he immediately lost interest. He didn't bother responding about what I said - only the fact that his house was worth 3 million and didn't expect to sell it soon. He then made a snotty remark about not even selling the yearling until she was 18 months anyway. Like I knew how old she was - he never told me! And WHY would you say she was for sale and then turn around saying that he expected to keep her for a while and that I was silly for not knowing this? Sounds like not having tons of money bothered him, seems to be the only thing.
Good grief. Just keep the girls, they are lovely but they are not worth dealing with an egotistical and money oriented jerk. I don't even know what their like and how they'll mature!
What insulted me as well was at one point in time he tried to sell them to me by saying they were very trendy in dressage. I'm not buying to be TRENDY. I'm buying to keep this horse for the rest of it's life. I'm not shallow, I don't just care about competition and what's 'hot.' I believe this is the only reason he jacked the prices up on them - because the breed is 'trendy.'
So, no to them. Too bad, it's all because of their owner.