Happy you are in one piece.
I ride dressage but hardly ever have access to a horse, though a good friend breeds and trains horses for Event.
She offers me to ride but I'd kill my self if I ruined one of her baby's.
Well, please don't feel bad that person was stupid and ignorant as many animal people are. They expect the poor creatures to work like machines.
"Oh, we'll just keep it all nice and shiny in the garage and have it run a little spin to show off:bnghd:."
Were you considering buying the horse? At least you took time to look at it live.
My friend is boarding a horse a spoiled rich B. atch purchased on the Internet.
, the horse, very expensive travelled 4 hours by plane, landed
and turned out to be a complete nut case. It HATES humans.
So they fly it across the country again to a prestigious rehabilitator because my friend was too busy to undertake the project.
Horse doesn't respond, back again.
Horse is now boarded and trained on a daily basis, but it will still if all goes well take a year or so before it is safe.
Now I am calculating. Horse boarded and trained $800.00 a month, cruising around the country by jet. $$$$. This lady could have bought a farm and
several good horses for the same price if she had used some comen sense.
Not to speak of the immoral person selling a lethal weapon.
But no let's surf the Internet it is sooooo convenient.
Here's a bit of advice. ALWAYS
have the owner show you the horse first. Observe closely how they handle it. Have them handle it on the ground
and in the saddle.
Have her groom it.
Make them ride, on blacktop, and out of the arena or field.
If the horse is saddled, ready and tired when you arrive be suspicious and make a new appointment. Don't buy their excuse that they want to make it
comfortable for you.
Be there from the point the horse is taken from either the field or stable.
Don't attempt to handle the horse before you have seen how it reacts to the owner.