I think that in this day in age most of us use the internet for our horse related searches. Recently a friend has decided to start horse shopping. If I thought horse shopping was annoying with my budget looking for an un-started well bred jumper filly it gets even more irritating when you actually want a trained horse. Annie wasn’t the easiest to find but she was also more of a gamble as right off the track filly and a much lower price point.
I am not really sure how posting an ISO add that specifically outlines a budget, training requirements, and size can be so hard for people to understand…
35k does not mean 60k. Under 12 years old does not mean 14 – I actually had to change the ISO so people would stop sending me 14yos…. And must be 16.3hh + definitely does not mean 16hh. Why is this so hard to comprehend???
Disclaimer that I wish was common courtesy… Please do not send me information about horses that are too expensive, too green, too old, too small, or all of the above though…
ISO Training Level Packer – $35k MAX
16.3hh+ . 10yo and UNDER . Mares and Geldings are fine . Warmbloods only. No Drafts/ Draft Crosses or pure Thoroughbreds.
Rider is over 6ft tall and needs a large horse that takes up a good amount of leg. Horse needs to be safe and amateur friendly with no serious maintenance or vices. Must be able to hack out alone and in company. A lead change is a must.
USA or CAN only – no imports
Do any of you all have similar feelings about the horse shopping or even selling process?