My old trainer bought one sight unseen and it was a bigg mistake. Well actually I can't say that I thought it was. The mare was nothing like what we were told. Amber was 300lbs underweight, had severe ulcers, her feet hadn't been done in years, her teeth had never been done. Basicly she was nothing like the fat, happy yearling my trainer had left in CA 7 years before. Now she was skinny, sick and terrified of people. She was also completly ruined under saddle. It took three months but I eventually gained her trust and we became inseperable. But I was never able to completly fix her undersaddle. She was perfect tackless, we had many gallops around the field tackless, but I don't think she ever could have been fixed undersaddle. She was too badly damaged. But sadly she colicked and had to be put down. twisted her gut. it ruptured. she held on for 5 hours after that before they discovered that she was septic and put her down.
But I don't know if I could say never buy a horse sight unseen, because if we had seen Amb we never would have bought her. But if we hadn't bought her she would have died of starvation.
I am a believer that every horse comes into your life for a reason. Every horse comes into our lives to teach you something. I feel like if you decide to buy a horse sight unseen that it was meant to be that way. You were meant to learn a lesson from that horse, weather the lesson is good or bad. =/
You can think I'm crazy. haha Don't feel bad. =P