I put piggy on the pony club website thursday evening. Some woman rang me yesterday, arranged to come meet her today, and has just text me to say she lovedher and is willing to buy her.
Dont get me wrong...this kid and her mum are lovely, first time buyers, dont seem particularly experienced but seem willing to do the best they can, and wont let anything go un-noticed. She said she is more than happy for us to see where she will be moving to, she wants her vet checked and wants to bring along someone more experinced to see her and get another opinion.
My only problem is this kid is 10, and has only ridden at the riding school...and imnot convinced she will be able to handle piggy and her 'little ways'. She doesnt necissarily need an experienced rider, just someone who will not loose their confidence and who will stand up to her and be strong-willed with her. This kid seems a little quiet...and by the sounds of it, has only ridden school ponies...not things with huge personality and brain like piggy?
And...ive only had her for sale 3 days...i wasnt expecting her to sell this quickly....i dont want to loose her yet....
Thinking of telling her im not convinced the kid will be able to handle her, and that she is willing to take her on a trial if they really like her. If things dont then work out, then i will take her back. End of the day, i want to give this kid a chance, i dont know her so she could work really well....and it sounds like shewill be well looked after...
Didn't think of a trail. Make sure you write up a contract (ask Emma if she has still got the one from when I had Hannah) with it though incase anything where to happen and get this experienced person to come and visit her
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i have to say i would not sell goldie to a ten year old unless they were exceptional i dont think they are a breed for novice riders and if they have a trial and let her away with murder you may get her bak with issues i would wait to be honest its only been e days trust your gut instinct hmm x
Saz, I've seen the ad for Piggy and it's fantastic! The pictures and everything, she looks amazing, a real catch for someone who could get on and do all these things with her.
If you don't feel that it's right for her then I'd be honest with them and hang on for someone a bit more experienced who can carry on and build on the work you've already done with her.
If you let her go out on a trial, she could be sent back to you down the line as she's not right for them or whatever and then you are back to square one and then also nearer to your deadline of going off to uni.
I think you need to go with your gut instinct on this one x