Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Central Western NSW, Australia
I've only ever sold one horse, and it was a quick affair that I'm sure not many people have the 'pleasure' of. From first contact to sale was only a week, if that, and it was sight unseen.
As for buying, I've been to see a few horses in the last 6 months or so, though I haven't bought one.
Your horse actually sounds much like a horse I would LOVE to buy, so I'll throw some questions from the top of my head at you to help give an idea of what a pedantic potential buyer might ask ;)
- Vices - buck, rear, bite, bolt, kick?
- Past health issues
- Stand for saddling, bridling and mounting?
Also, I would be sure to specify the rider suitability. I know of people who prefer to say 'intermediate', purely to avoid the age old 'you told me he was beginner safe!'. You could say for confident beginner, but a lot of people will be sure to ask you WHY they have to be confident.
As for trials, I think they are wonderful things from a buyers point of view, but probably not so much from a sellers. You could compromise though, and perhaps offer a week money-back guarantee (provided the horse comes back in the same condition), but make sure EVERYTHING is in writing.
If I could afford him, and the price to ship him to Australia, I'd have him in a heartbeat <3 Chunky greys FTW!