Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Eh, not exactly the same as deliberately buying sight unseen, but the gelding who became my heart horse came to me sight unseen, and completely unlooked for.
I had a horse who wasn't working out due to health issues, and his breeder agreed to take him back and refund my money. Unknown to me, he felt badly because the horse was ill and he didn't have another that age trained, so scoured the countryside looking for a suitable replacement.
The day he came to pick up the sick gelding, he called and said he had my 'new' horse on the trailer with him. I was caught flat footed, since I wasn't aware he'd been trying to find another horse for me.
That little bay gelding wasn't something I was even interested in, as he was tiny, thin, scruffy, muddy, had no mane or tail to speak of, and had the biggest ears I'd ever seen on an equid who wasn't actually a donkey or mule.
The breeder begged me to give him a chance, as he said the bay had much better breeding than his own gelding.
Long story short, that horse became my everything, and I had him for 21 years until the day I had to have him put down. He's buried out in my front pasture.
So yes, a sight unseen horse can work out, but why take the chance? I believe that Conny and I were fated to be together, which is the only reason our story was a success.
You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!