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How To Choose A Horse

August 10, 2019


Hi. My name’s Jenny, and we’re here at Wimbledon
Village Stables, and today we’re going to be looking at the different aspects of horse
riding, and horse care. Buying a horse is a massive undertaking, and not something that
should be gone into lightly in any way, shape, or form. They are expensive animals, and they need
a lot of care, and a lot of attention. They’re not like a cat, who you can leave for a few
days with food and hope they’re going to be all right. First of all, you need to look
at, can you afford a horse? They cost up to about a thousand pounds a month if they become
sick or ill, you have to look at the fact that you need to shoe them, you have to look
at their feeding, and also where you’re going to keep them. You need to make sure that where they’re kept
is safe and that they’re going to be well looked after and monitored even when you’re
not around. When you go about buying a horse, you also have to make sure that you buy a
horse that’s suitable for you. A lot of people end up with horses that don’t suit their personality
or what they want from the horse. And this can be quite detrimental to horse
and rider. When you’re looking for a horse it’s good to go through several adverts. Don’t
think that you’re going to turn up straight away and find the horse that you want, because
this never happens. You should go look through different magazines
on the internet and you’ll see adverts. When you ring up, make sure you have a set of questions
that you want to ask. What age is the horse? What’s its medical history? What has the horse
done before? What height is the horse? All these things are to make sure that when you
go and see the horse, you’re not wasting anyone’s time, and that that horse is going to be suitable
for you. When you go and visit the horse always make
sure, if you’re not very experienced, that you take someone who knows a lot about horses
with you and who can advise you on whether that horse is suitable for you. Take your
hat, because you’re going to want to, if the horse seems safe, you’re going to want to
try the horse. If at the end of your trying, and you’ve been to see lots of horses you
find the horse that’s suitable for you, you must get it vetted. This means that the vet will come along and
check to see whether the horse is in good health. If it passes the vetting, and it all
goes ahead, then it’s more than likely that you’ll be able to buy that horse. But as I
say, I can’t stress highly enough, they are very expensive animals that need a lot of
time, love, and care and attention, and it’s not something you should go into without thinking
about it very carefully first.

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  1. Im so in love with your tips…DO MORE HORSE VIDS I LOVE THEM…I might join and work at wimbledom village stables…YOUR EPIC…CHESTER IS CUTE LOVE YOU!!!!!!

  2. yay! i finally chose my horse! he is from africa and he is amazing! i feed him pepsi and popcorn! he loves it! i also feed him ice cream and chocolate! my sister betty said thats amazing to feed them and i named him Pooper because he is white furred with brown spots that look like poop! Pooper also loves to eat black licorice and grapes! you helped me chose the right horse! even though im allergic to horses i dig my face into him and a wake up with a face the size of a large balloon! thank you!!

  3. loved the video, thank you, would you please consider a more sophisticated horse checklist to do before buying a horse, thanks again

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  5. I'd seriously like the see this woman lower  her arms to her sides and keep them there for a good 5 minutes without moving them!

  6. there are so many people who simply leave there horses out in the field with a water trough and good grass and they remain perfectly healthy.  It is Not necessary to spend a fortune on a horse.

  7. Really a horse needs shoes? My horses have been barefoot there entire lives and there just fine and what about the wild mustangs who goes out and shoes them.

  8. I got my first horse when I was 12, I took the people that taught me to ride and I found my perfect horse who I still have now. I've had her for what will be 5 years in a few months 😊 so the first horse you see could very well be your perfect horse😊

  9. Or you could just go to your mum's boyfriends neighbour, buy a $1000 Arabian cross Quarter horse, and you bought that hors eve cause you were grieving the lost of you least horse. I did that and my horse she is perfect, I barely need to spend money on her have a friend who can do her feet (she doesn't need shoes), she gets her winter coat early so no need for a blanket, has a beautiful natural, perfect hight, perfect movement, has a strong build for jumping and will do anything you ask if you do it right. If I chose to sell my horse she would be worth A LOT of money.

  10. My stallion kiger mustang its so big because i am only ten i hired a horse caretaker 2000$ for 20 days and we let him stay in our storage room .

  11. my daughter has been asking for a horse and I'm thinking about getting her a gypsy vanner for a first horse would that be a good horse and could u guys suggest what kinda horse I should get for her if a gypsy vanner is not a good first horse??

  12. u do NOT HAVE to get them shoed. in fact it cuts off the blood flow completely if done through out the whole year and the next and so on. (replacing old shoes with new dont help this.) for unexperienced people, i would recomend shoeing if ur gonna be on lots of rocks or roads. and if u have the seasons, take them off in winter. if this now freaks u out and were planning on shoeing but fear this now. theres always the alternive, boots. there are special ones for every sport. i use caballo. and u dont have to get a fancy highbred horse from a magazine. u can rescue, adopt, auction, or even check out the locals. im always rrading the news paper. the pet section gives me a list of horses or cows for sale. so there are many better options than what she gave. i recomend these strongly. and maybe even understanding that u dont always have to look into a horse whos been highly trained in the disaplin u want. i end up with rescues and ill just say ive never seen my friends' horse ever miss a turn or gait. but the emptyness i see in their heart is not what i get out of my rescues. they want to please a person soooo bad. u can see a true fire that ignites when u put ur trust in them. such an inspiring sight. but not every rescue or high class horse is that way either. if ur going to adopt. often look for not only ur horse but others around it too, 1.look for a sagging lip and drowsy eyes (this means theyve drugged the horse) the lips alone are fine unless mixed with the eyes.
    2. try and avoid pigeon toes (when the horses back feet are pointed outwards.)
    3.look for a sway back. (usualy in mares due to young breeding, but can be found due to too young riding.)
    4. can they handle their own horse. ( can they go under horse, lead the horse, pick its feet, ride it, or even go through some basic obstacles with it)
    5.does the horse suite u? ( can i do all the listed above and more, is it well cared for.)
    6.make sure u have tack, living quarters, and food and water necesity along withe shelter prior to getting a horse, u may also make sureu have a live stock vet in the area along with a farrier. then id say ur fine to go. and coat color will not always be ur wish of choice. but if ur anything like me ull know when uve found the right horse, when picking a horse rather let the horse pick u. thank u and have a wonderful day surfing u tube!!

  13. I don't have a horse, I love them and want to go to a riding school but have only ridden one once and have no space nor enough money. But when I visited England and met my aunt for the first time I rode my cousins horse Tig. It. Was. Amazing. Except for the fact that I'm scared of heights and my aunts only advice was don't fall

  14. It didn't answer the question of how to choosing a horse it just said if your ready for a horse and for the record you can't leave cats for a couple of day and hop they will be alright I have cats so I should know it wasn't a very good video anyway

  15. At our Barn there is a horse that has been standing outside for 4 years now and the owners come about once a year. This poor pony has horrible teeth and hooves but is such a sweetheart… I would love to buy her bc we get along really really well but since I am still going to school and plan on moving quite far away when I'm finished I think it would be a bad idea to buy her. She also is in quite bad health and you never know if it will stay that way or not…

  16. Some horses don't need shoeing, stabling or most things you said. As long as they have a good supply of fresh food and water every day and if cold have a rug on they will be perfectly fine. There is no need to spend £££ on horses. My horses are in no way shape or form neglected or not loved they are adored and live a very happy life

  17. It doesn't matter how tall or old the horse is. It the connection you have with the horse and I they don't need to see a vet every month. My 3 horses have not seen a vet in a long time the only time it really needs to see a vet is if it is acting vary strange or it has to get shots or blood taken for competitions

  18. UEHH UHH

    what If horse choosed me >.<

    He litterly picked up saddle or whatever is it called and gave me it xd

    SRRY MY EANGLISH IS BAD AF xd

  19. I have an Equestrian family and this really helped me choose my horse as I have been riding since I was two and I had my name pony when I was two

  20. quit putting your hands over the horses nose ! you can tell it bothers him and he thinks he won't be able to breath. thats' how pry animals kill them.

  21. I love how attentive you’re with your horse. You even subconsciously are petting and loving on him whilst speaking on the video. It’s obvious how very much you love your horse.

  22. I'm planning on leasing a cute horse named Link this summer, but I'm getting sorta nervous because we don't really have the best harmony together. I'm pretty sure he is my only option for leasing, but I don't want to spend money on a horse that I don't even like! What should I do??

  23. My uncle has 200 horses in Russia and we give them only flew shots nothing else, 20 years in this business 🙂
    Fresh water, shelter, hay and any food that cow or sheep eats thats it

  24. Hmm… ok, so I've seen a lot of people talking about the issue of shoes.
    I'm not an expert, but here's my advice.
    Shoes are fantastic if you have rocky ground. If there's a chance for them chipping their hooves, and gravel for them to get stone bruise, I advise shoeing them. If not, perhaps you don't need to.
    I only show my horses 2 front feet, so that he doesn't get stone bruise. He can survive with stone bruise on his own, but the added weight of a rider is took much. Yes, wild horses are fine without shoes! But they don't have humans on their backs, so your point is invalid. (I've seen this point a lot in my scrolling of these comments.)
    It's a precaution. If your horse frequently becomes lame, or chips their hooves, consider trying shoes. My last horse, kept on the same property, didn't need shoes. She was fine. We got my new horse, and he wasn't. It depends. No one can say "get shoes" or "don't bother" because it depends on the horse, and the area.
    Thank you.

  25. Video jugs is correct! No wonder Forest was so crazy about Jenny!  Video is not Rudatall!  WHAT A WOMAN! I'm gonna take my horse to the old town road –I'm gonna ride 'til I can't no more….

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