I am inquiring about an adorable donkey foal that lives down the street from my boarding barn. I'm hoping I can maybe so see it this weekend. It's only maybe 2 or 3 months old, at most.
How does it work, buying a foal before it is weaned? Do I put a deposit down before it is weaned, and then pay the rest of the cost when it is ready to be weaned? Or pay the entire amount now, with a contract or something it comes home with me at weaning?
Help, COTH! How does purchasing a foal work?
Tell a Gelding. Ask a Stallion. Discuss it with a Mare... Pray if it's a Pony!
I've bought a couple of foals this way. For horses worth a significant amount of money, the buyer would be required to insure the horse at least until the new owner takes it home. Usually there's a payment schedule, agreed upon by both parties. The last payment, of course, would be made before the horse goes to its new home.