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Tuesday, 27 March 2018

The Ultimate Guide to Buying a Horse

Tip 1 -

When looking you a new horse it is best to get the horse vet checked.  Better yet, if you can afford it, get the horse vet checked by two different vets.  The vetting process isn't a guarantee but getting two vets opinions is a good idea.

Tip 2 -

Do not ever buy the first horse you go to see.  You should always see at least a few horses before deciding on the perfect horse.  I would recommend setting up around 5 appointments to see different horses and then make your choice!

Tip 3 -

Try everything with the horse you are going to see!  Take them in from the field, groom them, tack them up, school, jump (or any other discipline), untack, bath and other things!  It would be great to talk to the horse's farrier and vet.  Also, you can ask to practise loading and unloading the horse too.

Tip 4 -

Ask for a one month trial.  Some sellers won't offer a trial period for the horse but it is always worth asking.  This is a great idea because when you get your horse home things can go wrong.  Whether the horse has a health condition that wasn't mentioned, you and your new horse just aren't a great team or any other problems.


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