Just curious if anyone has purchased a horse sight unseen and what sort of process they went through? How did you verify that you weren’t getting scammed, set up a vetting, shipping, etc. without physically flying out and seeing the horse? I’m just having a hard time finding what I’m looking for in my budget and I’m starting to consider expanding my search to the entire US and while I would prefer to fly out and see the horse in person, it’s not always that simple. I’m in SoCal and there are just so many more options on the east coast/Florida. Just looking for some general advice!
And don’t worry, I would never buy a horse sight unseen without professional input from people I trust, I’ve just never had to shop outside of driving distance and I’m wondering what to look out for, what is considered normal, etc.
Also, if anyone here has traveled to other parts of the country to horse shop, where did you go? How did you go about finding horses to try, setting up appointments, etc.? I never thought finding a decent low level hunter prospect without having to sell a kidney could be so hard lol