Expectations vs Reality When Buying a Budget Dressage Prospect

Expectation:

That horses in my price range would look like this –

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Reality:

The horses in my price range look like this –

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Expectation:

Sale photos would show the horse’s conformation, or display the horse’s athletic abilities –

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Reality:

No matter how many ways you ask for a decent confo photo or video, this is what you get (and you’d better be damn happy with it, because it’s all you’re getting!) –

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Expectation:

Videos will be clear enough you can see the horse’s movement –

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Reality:

You can’t even tell what color the horse is (and the video is sideways, forcing you to crane your neck to see it) –

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Overview:

When seeking an inexpensive dressage horse, you must first flog yourself into a state of total belief in your unworthiness for anything decent.

Next, remove all hope that the seller has any clue how to promote or sell a horse.

Accept that words like “collection” are tossed around without any true understanding of the meaning

You must become one with idiocy.

Embrace it. Become it! Only then can you find a dressage prospect under 3k!

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3 thoughts on “Expectations vs Reality When Buying a Budget Dressage Prospect

  1. Bahaha! Yep! I’ve been working with a woman trying to sell her gelding, and I gotta say … the other side of the coin is full of crazy people and sales techniques, too! 🙂

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