That's kind of how I felt..wth?? but I didn't say anything. It was either a ploy to insult me into buying him or just plain insulting, LOL. We'd discussed THAT particular horse at length and she expounded on his qualities, which sounded like a good match for me. He' done mounted patrol, trails, show, fun rides, etc and he was about 12yrs old. I said I needed a seasoned, easy confidence builder. She had the 5yr old greenie for me to ride.
I don't wear rings to ride so didn't have any on. Arrived in my '03 pick up and wear my usual clothing..t-shirt, jeans, boots and helmet to ride.
As much as there are dishonest sellers out there, I think there are a lot of people who believe their riding skills are better than they actually are. They end up over-mounting themselves and a seller is only too happy to make the sale. Frustrating..
You're so right! (& there are as many crazy sellers out there as there are buyers)! I wear what I'd usually wear to ride at the ranch, after driving up there in my old ranch 4WD SUV, I don't think in this economy it matters much &, flashing some green can loosen up many reluctant sellers fast, & I've found that works especially well with buyers who bought way too much horse for themselves, or their child.
Although I always have my spurs, I feel it's rude to wear spurs on someone else's horse unless they suggest it, or during the ride, I see that I need them, & I always ask the owners permission first, of course. Its a buyers market, big time right now, & the comment about making an offer on a horse, thats not totally insulting, can be met with a "No Way" from the seller, but in a few weeks, they often call, asking if you still want their horse, for the price you'd offered them originally. Posted via Mobile Device