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View Poll Results: buy a horse sight unseen and have it delivered to you.
sure why not. 20 57.14%
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post #41 of 45 Old 12-03-2009, 02:46 PM
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Didn't you say you are only 3 hours from the horse?? Take a drive and go see him!! That's not very far at all, I have to drive farther than that just to get to the mall!!
I have bought all of my horses site unseen and then driven a LONG ways to get them but they were all youngsters so I didn't have to worry about someone telling the truth about their training. I think I'd be scared to buy a broke horse without riding it first.
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post #42 of 45 Old 12-03-2009, 03:07 PM
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As long as you are mentally prepared for it to go either way, I don't see it as a bad thing. Three of my current four horses were purchased sight unseen and transported to me from halfway across the country. I had a LOT of phone calls with the seller, she was very happy to help and answer questions and very instrumental in arranging the transport (something else I had never done before). She also put me in touch with several references of other people who had bought horses she had bred. I did have a vet check on the three horses before the sale. That being said, I have a mixed bag as a result. My gelding far surpasses what I had hoped, he's amazing. My colt was a little wild indian and took a lot of work, however now he is priceless and I have high hopes for him as he matures. My mare, however, was in deplorable condition - while not sick, she was so skinny and in such poor shape it's clear the pictures I was shown of her were "old" ones. I think if you go in with your eyes open and aware of the risks - it's a chance worth taking.
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post #43 of 45 Old 12-03-2009, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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appy luvr, there is something called a pass in my way, which is basically a road carved threw a mountain and its covered with snow and ice right now, so i am not going to risk my life to go see a horse.

quarter horses.....simply the best
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post #44 of 45 Old 12-03-2009, 07:02 PM
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appy luvr, there is something called a pass in my way, which is basically a road carved threw a mountain and its covered with snow and ice right now, so i am not going to risk my life to go see a horse.
Eww, that doesn't sound fun!!! Winter can really be a pain!!!
Good luck in whatever you decide, he's a nice looking boy!
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post #45 of 45 Old 12-03-2009, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
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ya stupid winter, wish it would go away!

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