Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
I think in most cases trying a horse once is enough, especially when you decide not to buy.
When I was horse shopping, I went out to see quite a few horses and most of the time it was pretty clear from the moment I interacted or got on the horse that this was not going to work out. No point in wasting the seller's and my time by coming again.
In the situation you are describing, if I were the buyer and you had asked me to come again after I clearly said no, I would think you are really desparate to sell the horse.
I think second visits are reserved for really serious interest only.
Again, when I bought my gelding I saw all I needed to see at the first visit, so I put down a deposit right away without a second visit.
My horse is sensitive too. The seller said that before I came to try him there was a 14 yr old girl who tried him out. Same thing happened - she was too rough, the horse went forward quickly and she barely held on. Except in that case the mother said they were still interested and wanted to give it another try, but the seller refused to sell them the horse.
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Last edited by Regula; 02-05-2016 at 07:38 AM.