financially, I gave the seller 50% of the agreed to purchase price when I took
the horse on trial with the balance due. IF the horse didn't pass the vet check,
all monies were to be returned to me. If I backed out, the seller could keep 50%
of what I'd given her.
for the double post on this!
Could anyone please tell me what the customary
way is to try out a horse?
This is where I'm at: I found a horse who
seems to fit the bill for what I'm looking for. The horse is located 4
hours away so I'd like to bring him back to the stable I plan to board at for
a trial period. I also plan to have him vetted out during this
period. So should I give the owner the payment in full even though the
horse has yet to be vetted out or do I post date the check? Or should I
just put down a deposit? If that's the case then what is an acceptable
amount? And , since I'm asking all these questions how long do you think
is a reasonable time period to try out a horse?