Mimi, congrats! And I am pretty sure I know which stable you are at, and it is a zoo. If it's the one Im thinking of, I was hauling over there for jumping lessons a lot last year. I board my horse in the same town, but at a smaller stable. Enjoy the new horse, so glad it worked out for you.
So did you tell the owner "Thanks but no thanks"? If so what did she say??
I told horse #1 that I would only pay $4500 and that I was going to try some other horses. When she said $5000 she said she was going to have some other people out to try him. Well she then came down to $4500 but at that time I had already rode Rudy and knew he was perfect for me so I told her that I already found a horse that is exactly what I am looking for and more suited for my budget. She never responded back to me. All of our communication was through email, which I found a little bit odd but maybe that's how horses are selling these days. I met her in person when I rode the horse but there were a couple times I left her voice messages which went unreturned.
Anyway I am so glad it worked out the way it did because I have no doubts that Rudy is the one for me!
Sadly my saddle doesn't fit him so finding a saddle that fits him will be my next adventure.