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post #81 of 90 Old 09-24-2015, 01:19 AM
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Your daughter has my dream horse :) Congradulations!!! I've been following your thread and am personally very happy you waited for the right fit, and admire your diligence! Good job!
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post #82 of 90 Old 09-24-2015, 04:49 AM
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He's lovely All the best with him!
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post #83 of 90 Old 09-24-2015, 06:31 AM Thread Starter
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Your daughter has my dream horse :) Congradulations!!! I've been following your thread and am personally very happy you waited for the right fit, and admire your diligence! Good job!
Thanks! It wasn't easy. That last horse had such a charming personality that I wanted to convince myself we could make it work. But I'm glad we passed on him - this one is exactly what my daughter needs.

We are very excited and can't wait until the day he arrives! Will post lots of pictures :)
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post #84 of 90 Old 09-25-2015, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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Hey all, it's me again.... so I had my husband (a lawyer) draft a purchase agreement. I sent it to the seller about 5 days ago and have not had a reaction. I am getting very nervous. My daughter is seriously in love with this horse and if it falls through, she will be so miserable. More importantly, I think he is such a perfect fit.

Now, the sellers have been in contact with me regularly about other stuff, sending me pics of the horse, making arrangements for transportation, telling me he was just shod and wormed so we don't have to worry about it for 6 weeks... but not a word about the contract. I was very explicit when I sent it that if there was any part they were not comfortable with, we could re-phrase. A couple of days later, I brought it up again and said that if they didn't like it, they could send me a different version. Nothing. Are they just thinking it over? Too busy to look at it? Having their lawyer examine it (which would be fine by me)? Are they offended by it but then why would they keep sending me other messages? Or am I just being totally paranoid? The other thing is that they haven't taken the for sale ad down. Now, I get that they don't have the money in hand yet (that's what the purchase agreement is for!!!), so I suppose the horse isn't really sold until it's SOLD, but still...

Sorry, just on pins and needles here.
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post #85 of 90 Old 09-26-2015, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
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Just thought I'd let you know that I just decided to pick up the phone and talk to the sellers. They were great - so helpful and understanding. They are getting ready for a show, but took the time to talk me through all my questions. When I brought up the contract, they said they'd gone through it carefully and had taken some time to look up specific dates and such, but otherwise, they are fine with it. We discussed transportation, tack sizes and other practical concerns. I am so relieved! It is so easy to misinterpret silence for something else when they were really just fine with everything.

Will give another update once the horse is actually here!
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post #86 of 90 Old 09-26-2015, 09:26 AM
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Great news! They've probably got lots of stuff on their plate at present, and didn't realise their silence was so nerve-racking. Some people are much more laid-back and almost inattentive about sales deals than others.
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post #87 of 90 Old 09-26-2015, 09:40 AM Thread Starter
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Great news! They've probably got lots of stuff on their plate at present, and didn't realise their silence was so nerve-racking. Some people are much more laid-back and almost inattentive about sales deals than others.
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Indeed - and to be fair, I think I am being more cautious than most people around here (according to the coach and BO anyway). But I want to make sure I am not going into this blindly and it seems to me that a seller who wants the best for the horse will take all the time it takes to ensure it is a good fit. After our lovely chat this morning, I am feeling much better.
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post #88 of 90 Old 09-26-2015, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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Delivery date has been set for October 4th! I've talked to the seller about recommendations for the first few days, talked it all over with the BO and the coach. He will be stalled for a day, then put in a paddock by himself next to a gelding who needs a pasture mate, then in the paddock with the gelding if all goes well. My daughter will do a one-on-one lesson with the coach 3 days after he arrives and if all goes well, on day 6, he will be part of her group lesson!

The seller is selling me two saddles with girths and stirrups (an everyday one and a nicer one) very cheaply and I think we have everything we need! The adventure begins soon!
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post #89 of 90 Old 09-26-2015, 06:57 PM
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Yay, that's so exciting! Make sure to double check the quality and fit of the tack coming from the seller just to make sure!
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post #90 of 90 Old 09-27-2015, 02:46 AM
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I am so happy it is working out; I totally understand your nerves! I'm currently in the market for an Arabian, and finding the right sellers that aren't states away has been a bit tough, but I've been making contacts and know people who can help me out. The wait is torture but will be worth it when the right horse comes along.

I'm totally OCD about trying to do things the right way, so I totally understand your nerves when you didn't hear from the seller, I would've been the -exact- same way.
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