A Lot Of Factors Go Into Deciding Whether Or Not A Pre-Purchase Is Necessary In this post I will just go over some factors that influence the decision whether or not this is necessary. As with practically all horse related topics, there are a million opinions on these things and these are just what I … Continue reading Horse Shopping Guide- Pre-Purchase Exams
Don’t Expect A Trial To Be Offered Many owners (like myself if I was selling a horse, which I hardly ever do by the way) think that the risk involved is too great when it comes to horse being taken on trial periods. If that is the case, they should be open to you coming … Continue reading Horse Shopping- Part 8- Pro’s And Cons Of Taking A Horse On Trial
Have You Looked At A Variety Of Prospects? I mentioned it before, but make sure that you look at a variety of prospects before you make any decisions. That way you have something to compare and contrast with. Buying the first horse that you see or the first horse that kind of fits the bill … Continue reading Horse Shopping- Part 7-Keep Looking!
You Don’t Have To Get On…. It probably sounds like a strange thing to say with a title that clearly says it is your turn to try a ride! The reason that I say this is because when you go to see a prospective horse, you may feel pressure from the owner. It probably isn’t … Continue reading Horse Shopping- Part 6- Your Turn To Try A Ride!
You Have Seen The Ground Manners So, you have already seen the horse’s ground manners when you first got there and you have been discussing all that with the owner. Let’s assume that you and your friend or trainer with you feel like this is a horse worth you trying a ride on. It’s OKAY … Continue reading Horse Shopping Part 5- Watch The Owner Ride FIRST!!
This Is The Day You Have Been Waiting For! You are finally going out with your trainer or friend to look at one of the prospective horses on your list. Bring your tack. You would think most places would have tack for the horse. Not necessarily. On my last horse hunting voyage, I think I … Continue reading Horse Shopping Part 4- Going To Look/ First Impressions
You Know What You Want, You Have Made The Important Decisions So, what’s next. The fun part! Well,almost as fun as actually going to see the horses. Looking at ads can be super fun. It gives you the chance to finally see what you might be able to get that fits your “perfect unicorn” description … Continue reading Horse Shopping-Part 3- Making Sense Of For Sale Ads!
A Realistic Budget After yesterdays post where we discussed deciding exactly what you want in a horse, there are some other questions we want to answer before we dive head first into the for sale ads. Your trainer should be able to tell you whether or not your budget should be able to get you … Continue reading Horse Shopping- Part 2- Questions To Answer Before You Start The Process!
I Know We Have Been Down This Road Before Hopefully back when I was lesson horse searching you picked up a few tricks and tips then. Since this whole COVID-19 thing began I have spent a lot of times browsing ads for horses for sale. Well, I shouldn’t say that I have been looking at … Continue reading Horse Shopping – Part 1- What Are You Looking For Exactly!