Horse Care & Buying Tips : How to Buy Your First Horse
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Horse Care & Buying Tips : How to Buy Your First Horse

October 19, 2019


When buying your fist horse, having an experienced
professional with you is probably the most important part of the process. You need to
make sure that the horse that you’re buying is well suited for your gaols, and also is
going to have the temperament and rideability that’s going to give you the confidence that
you should get from your fist horse. When you arrive to look at your horse, you want
to make sure that it looks calm and easy to work around. You want to make sure that your
trainer looks at the confirmation of the horse and gives it the okay, and then you want to
make sure that when it’s ridden, it looks safe and it looks calm so that when you go
to ride it you’re going to feel safe. If you’re buying your first horse, I would recommend
looking at the horse a couple times if it’s a horse that you think you’re interested in.
The second time you come, ask if you can groom it and do the tacking up, that way you’ll
get a real feel for what the horse is actually like. The last thing you have to do whenever
you buy a horse is make sure that you get it vet checked. Making sure that it’s sound
and healthy is so important.

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  1. when i went to get cassie i was aloud to take her out on hacks and the owner also allowed me to have her at my barn for a week so i could make sure she was the perfect horse for me (it turned out ..SHE WAS)

  2. I don't know what I like the most, the horse or her…

    I like them both, the horse is adorable and she's so cute…

  3. But… I don't have a trained professional :'( Do I still need one if I just spent the previous 5 years of my childhood riding horses, reading infomation books about horses, and sleeping? ;D

  4. Ok, I'm not a beginner rider, I'm more of advanced/intermediate, and I'm getting my first horse soon. My trainer found this one horse who is trained in Western but knows how to jump a little bit. He's pretty cheap because he's not in the best condition. My trainer will have to train him for 6 months before I can ride him to get him used to English riding and jumping. The horse is 5 but I've ridden plenty of young horses before. Would this be a good deal for me?

  5. The thing is that an experienced hunter-jumper horse is like $25,000 and they're usually not young. We (my mom, my trainer, me) want a young horse so it'll last me a long time. The horse we might buy is pretty cheap so….yeah.

  6. please help me! theres this rescue horse who is green that i tried out today, i am 13 but have lots of experiance with green horses. she is just starting to jump, i am going to try her again and then make my final decision, ANY TIPS? thanks a bumch

  7. Is 19 too old for a kids first horse? He's calm and good he's my aunts but being 19 is this just too old for a first horse?

  8. How much does it cost to keep a horse per week in the uk (£) on average ? Full time livery? Or part time? Turn out or stabled x is it cheaper or cost more if you have your horse schooled in a riding school. Ive always wanted one and wondered if anyone owns one that might have an idea. Thanks. 😉

  9. Another tip is take the horse out of its environment, so take it down the drive or in a field it's never been in as that is what she/he will be like in your home xx

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