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post #11 of 15 Old 03-20-2010, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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Haha, I certainly don't mind his looks. I liked the horse, my only huge issue is that he was saddled and been lunged BEFORE I got there. He hadn't been ridden since last summer apparently, and lunging would have been perfectly okay with me IF they had waited and did it while I was there. I guess anyone could have done that, I wouldn't have known if his chest hadn't been a little bit sweaty. I'm just not sure if I should take a second look or just pass on him. I had asked for a trial on him, but they said no.
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post #12 of 15 Old 03-20-2010, 06:44 PM
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Haha, I certainly don't mind his looks. I liked the horse, my only huge issue is that he was saddled and been lunged BEFORE I got there. He hadn't been ridden since last summer apparently, and lunging would have been perfectly okay with me IF they had waited and did it while I was there. I guess anyone could have done that, I wouldn't have known if his chest hadn't been a little bit sweaty. I'm just not sure if I should take a second look or just pass on him. I had asked for a trial on him, but they said no.
Try him again. If you try more than once, then a trial may not be as big, as long as yout ell them that YOU want to saddle him and longe him! Some people don't like to trial because a) its a low price or b) it may be a hassle if the horse gets hurt under your care before you officially buy it, or c) both a and b.
:) Good Luck! :)
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I don't sale many, thankfully, I've never really been sure the best way to go about it, if I was waiting on someone I am likely to mess w/ the horse while I wait, may include lunging if I felt he needed it. And if they were in a hurry and felt he'd need to be longed before being rode, they may have desided there just wasn't time to wait and lunge if you were going to be able to ride at all. I really don't know, for me I like to be completely ready, have the horse up and groomed, and tacked, but apparently that is a red flag for many.

I can also understand not wanting to do a trial, w/ a very trusted friend maybe, but there are so many screw balls out there, I wouldn't want to hand my horse over to a stranger. (although I did agree to once, but when they came to pick him up, they desided to forget it and just buy him)

So if you like him, I'd see him again, only show up about 1/2 hour early, and try to plan for a day the owners don't have something else going on (so no rush).
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post #14 of 15 Old 03-21-2010, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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Thought about it overnight, and just decided to pass on the gelding. I just don't feel right about him. I guess I liked him, I just wasn't exhited about him ya know? I am going to look at another mare this afternoon, just found her yesterday and shes pretty local. She sounds wonderful and is very very cute.
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post #15 of 15 Old 03-21-2010, 03:50 PM
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BIG red flag whenever a horse is saddled and/or lunged before you get there. Sounds like you want something you can just hop on and go and he should be able to sit and not have to be worked. I'm glad you passed on him. He wasn't much of a looker anyway. ;)

I've spent most my life riding horses...the rest i've just wasted.
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