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post #11 of 22 Old 11-26-2010, 02:23 PM
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Would it look stupid if I brought a paper with questions to ask her, and fill it out?
I wouldn't have HER fill it out, but if you want to write some stuff down I guess that's fine.

If it were me I would just have some questions prepared and store the answers in my brain.

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post #12 of 22 Old 11-26-2010, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
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Oh, sorry I meant ot say I would fill it out:)

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post #13 of 22 Old 11-26-2010, 10:25 PM
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^^That is a good idea.

I also wanted to add that if the owner is at all reluctant to ride the horse first, don't get on. I made that mistake when I went to look at my first horse. I'm lucky to be alive.

Make sure you arrive 10-15 minutes early. There are some tricky horse people that can drug horses or excessively work them before you come. Also, make sure you can see the horse being tacked up. If they are all saddled up before you get there, the horse may have issues with being tacked up.

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post #14 of 22 Old 11-26-2010, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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okay. We told her we would be there between 10 and 11. She told me to text/call her when we arrive. I didn't think that was suspicious. hehe

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post #15 of 22 Old 11-28-2010, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
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UPDATE!:

We went an everything went good:) She is a beautiful mare, dad even liked her! Behaves very well( especially for only being 5)...has gotton lots of training on her. I got to lunge for the 2nd time in my life today! Wasn't spectacular at it:/ Sadly- I didn't get to ride her:( The woman was pregnant (due in 3 days:o), and they didn't have an arena- their regular riding areas were slippery (I knew they were telling the truth there because we lunged her in the area and she slipped a few times). They offered to trailer her up to my house or barn so I could ride her. But, they had to have their kid first. lol! This will work out great becasue then my trainer can take a look at her at her barn while I'm riding:) Exxxcccitttedddd!!!

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post #16 of 22 Old 11-28-2010, 02:55 PM
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Absolutely not! :) When I bought my first horse, I was so excited that I forgot to ask some really relevant questions and called the lady over and over! If I were selling a horse, I would want to make sure it was going to a good home and would be pleased that someone would be so thorough.
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post #17 of 22 Old 11-28-2010, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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Absolutely not! :) When I bought my first horse, I was so excited that I forgot to ask some really relevant questions and called the lady over and over! If I were selling a horse, I would want to make sure it was going to a good home and would be pleased that someone would be so thorough.

I was like shaking cuz I was so excited!

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post #18 of 22 Old 11-28-2010, 03:56 PM
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I wouldn't buy the horse without riding it yourself several times. Since the lady can't ride the horse, ask your trainer to come with you & ride the horse 1st.

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post #19 of 22 Old 11-28-2010, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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I wouldn't buy the horse without riding it yourself several times. Since the lady can't ride the horse, ask your trainer to come with you & ride the horse 1st.
Oh, I know. I meant that they were going to trailer it so then I could test ride it, not buy yet.

I think I should still look for more horses, just to keep my options open. Do you guys think I should still be looking, even if I like her?

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post #20 of 22 Old 11-28-2010, 05:06 PM
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Great you liked her. I think if your trainer will look and ride her as well that's the best way to go. Hope it'll work out for you!



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