So I’m finally about to start looking for my new horse and I’m considering going to the Go for Gold sale at Goresbridge but having never bought from a sale before, I was wondering if anyone who’s been to Goresbridge and in particular the Go for Gold sale can give me any advice. In particular how easy is it to try the horses, what is the actual auction like (I’ve only ever bid on paintings before!)? If I’m lucky and am successful (I have my eye on 2 in particular) how quickly do the horses have to be transported from the sale: do they go back to the vendor and then you arrange transport from there as if a private sale or do they have to be collected from the sale asap. I’ve read up on the vetting process which seems pretty rigorous but saw on an older H&H post a comment about dodgy x rays, which did worry me – does anyone have any views? Finally my budget is up to 12k, looking for a 3-5 year old, around 16.0hh to 16.2hh, mare or gelding and at least 7/8 TB – is my budget unrealistic for the sale?