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On the week end i went to see a horse that i am really convinced i want it but its the first horse i have tried. I am really not sure about getting the first horse i see because i have had people tell me that u might regret it buit i really like then there is also the prblem of my aunty who says we need to look at some more before i decide. I would like people to tell me if there regret bye the first horse they see or if they didnt umm and anything else you can come up with. I am very sorry about the spelling and grammar issues. Thank you
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Almost every horse I've bought has been the first one I've looked at they all turned out great and I never regretted getting them!
 

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It's fine to *go back* and buy the first horse you saw, but I would strongly suggest looking at a couple of others for comparison purposes, particularly since this will be your first horse. It's better to have a frame of reference and to understand what's acutally out there for sales in your price range. Then you can go back and buy the first horse with confidence.
 

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I have bought the first horse I've seen twice. But I did look at other horses afterwards. I normally say I will get back to them in a week or 2 regarding my decision and in those 2 weeks I look at other horses. There is nothing wrong with buying the first horse, its just good to look at others.
 

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As others have suggested, buying the first horse you see is not a problem, but buying that horse without seeing others is a bad idea especially as a first horse. You need to look at as many as you can until you know what the market is like and what is out there.

When buying a horse - new owner not - think with your head not your heart. Be sure to bring some very knowledgeable people with you. They can watch you ride and ride the horse themselves to better access your compatibility.
 

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I actually bought the second horse I ever looked at, but he was only the first horse I test rode. I still went out and looked at a few more horses, and then decided that I REALLY liked him and went and bought him. I still love him, even if he's impossible sometimes!
 

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The moment I saw Sunny Jim, I knew I had to save him (he was a resue...500lbs underweight, skin and bones) and did. The second horse, Darlin', was also a rescue, tho not in the severe shape Sun was. She was more fearful of people, and will need a LOT of work before she trusts completely, but again, it was love at first sight! And we weren't even LOOKING to get another horse! So now it's the two, and both of them 'snap decisions', I guess you could say. But we are firm believers in gut instinct, and following your heart.
Good luck and keep us posted!
 

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Thanx everyone but umm it would be my third horse its just that we have always gotten an unbroken horse so this is why i wanted some help
 

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Timmy is my first horse and was the first horse I looked at and bought.
I looked at one other horse, semi seriously. I tried them both out for a week. The funny thing is that I was planning on looking at other horses, when my one week trial was up on Timmy and the other horse.

But the funny thing is that I never got around to looking at any other hoses, because I found out that Timmy was the horse for me.

Timmy was staying at my barn and during the week I was trying him, there was a summer camp going on at the same time. On the last day of my week trial, I went up to ride him and the camp counselers had planned on using him in one of their mounted games. I immediately became defensive and said that I didn't want them using him for that. Those stupid kids would have royally confused the hell out of him. I just didn't want those kids to ride him. I suggested that they use the other horse I was using on a trial basis.

From that moment on, I knew that Timmy was the horse for me and it only confirmed that I wanted him. So, I bought him and he's mine now.

My only suggestion to you is make sure that the horse is in your experience range. Also, get a trial period for your horse. Most people who are selling will do at least a week trial. If they refuse, then something is up. Trust your instincts!
 

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jadedEyes: That has givin me a lot of confidence and what and awesome story thankyou.
And thanx to everyone else i have decided to buy the horse i just need to talk to my aunty. i have had a lot of thought on this decision thank you one again!!!
 

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My only suggestion to you is make sure that the horse is in your experience range. Also, get a trial period for your horse. Most people who are selling will do at least a week trial. If they refuse, then something is up. Trust your instincts!
While that may be true in your area, is absolutely isn't everywhere. I've owned and sold horses while living in Westchester Cty, NY; Bucks Cty, PA; and here in SC and would never offer a trial on a horse - nor have I been offered one. I have bought and sold dozens of horses over the years in price ranges from free to $10,000.

I've allowed prospective buyers to come as many times as they feel necessary but once the horse leaves my farm, it is theirs. I have no control over the safety or horsemanship of that buyer. I have no way of knowing how they treat horses or ride them or even who will ride them. How they appear when they are looking at my horse may be entirely different from who they really are or what kind of situation they put my horse in. Accidents and neglect happen.

I say that only in case anyone feels that just because a seller doesn't want to give a trial, that there is something wrong with the horse.
 

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While that may be true in your area, is absolutely isn't everywhere. I've owned and sold horses while living in Westchester Cty, NY; Bucks Cty, PA; and here in SC and would never offer a trial on a horse - nor have I been offered one. I have bought and sold dozens of horses over the years in price ranges from free to $10,000.

I've allowed prospective buyers to come as many times as they feel necessary but once the horse leaves my farm, it is theirs. I have no control over the safety or horsemanship of that buyer. I have no way of knowing how they treat horses or ride them or even who will ride them. How they appear when they are looking at my horse may be entirely different from who they really are or what kind of situation they put my horse in. Accidents and neglect happen.

I say that only in case anyone feels that just because a seller doesn't want to give a trial, that there is something wrong with the horse.
A few weeks ago when I was looking at another horse besides Comanche, I asked for a trial period on a horse and the people though I was crazy. If the horse was leaving their place for mine, I had better be buying it.
 

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I have done both, bought the first horse I looked at, and have also looked at one and let the seller know I had a couple others to check out.

Sometimes you just feel a click when you meet and test ride the horse and know that's the one and other times you aren't too sure. Go with your gut feeling.
 

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I ave always ended up buying the first horse I look at. However - I am alsways up to date with the market (Constantly browsing horses for sale in many different places) and am very picky about what i go see and have a clear picture of what I want. So far, I have known within about 5 minutes that I want the horse. All have turned out well so far.
 

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YAY, Miki your going to get him :D He'll turn out great! He's a really stunner.

Good luck and we'll catch up soon. Xx
 

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I wasn't necessarly implying that the horse leave the premises. When I did a trial period on my horse that I own now, he never left the farm and came home with me. He stayed there and for about a week, he was mine. Meaning that he wasn't going to be sold in that time period.

I just know that there are some shady people out there in the horse world and there are all sorts of drugs that somebody can give a horse to make them calm and collected. I have heard of some drugs that can last up to a month and then you are stuck with a horse that is freaking crazy and had no idea.

I am not saying that everyone is like this, but it does happen.
 

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Give us plenty of pictures!!! I love pictures!
 
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