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I Want To Buy A Horse Where Do I Start


Ideally, this person will also view the horse in person. But if you cannot arrange that, you should capture video footage of the horse and take photos from many different angles. You can show these to the person whose opinion you want to consult.




i want to buy a horse where do i start



Let your instructor know that you want to buy a horse. Ask to expand what you are learning to encompass horse care, and start actually taking care of one of the horses you ride at the school. Find out first hand if you are ready for this to be part of your daily life over the years ahead.


I am wanting to buy a barrel/pole bending horse for competing. Even though I have never owned a horse, I have ridden and cared for many horses. It will cost 8K a year for me to board, farrier bills, and annual vet checks. I want to have a 3K emergency fund just in case. I am prolly 1-2 years out from actually buying the horse as my parents said I have to save 8K + the adoption fee. My riding instructor is coaching and walking me through all this. Right now I am waiting till I get my drives license and I get a job. My ideal horse is a younger Quarter horse, I would prefer a mare, but I am open to a gelding. I don't care about coat color. My instructor is a trainer and has broke/started many horses, so I would be open to buying a green broke horse and finishing it myself (with help). I know this goes against this article, but I really need a horse that can take me far and has way more go then woah! Any thoughts?


The reason tough heel horses are more plentiful than wicked head horses, Smith thinks, is because they just last longer. A head horse that can stand dead still, blow off the corner as hard as he can, and not duck will get asked for his life every time, where a heel horse can kind of coast out of there and turn in using a common pattern.


As a former NFR header (1979), Bill knows what people want in a rope horse and how to showcase those skills for buyers by producing pre-sale ropings. Not your typical Friday-night jackpot, the pick-one, draw-two roping is for sale horses only and typically attracts a big short-round watching crowd because of the top ropers and high-end horses packing stickers.


It always benefits a horse to do some riding without roping-including scoring. If you do start to have problems, Smith says, find a great horseman and ask him to watch the way you ride your new horse and look for what you could be doing wrong. Pulling too hard? Not using enough bit?


@Jackie If you want a seasoned horse that you can ride out in traffic, I would really recommend selling the youngster and choosing a more suitable horse. A horse that is older, steady, and a confidence-builder already would be a better fit and you will be much happier (not to mention safer). There is no way to build YOUR confidence on a green horse; they need you to be advanced enough to build theirs.


There are several different types of leases and the terms & conditions will vary. I was allowed to take the horses for no additional cost than my basic expenses. Some owners will want a monthly payment to use the horses, in addition to the regular expenses.


I liked that you said that you must get a western saddle if you know that you are riding western. My father shared with me this morning that he bought two horses that he wants to use for ranch works starting next week. I will ask him to consider your tips. I think he must choose a western saddle in order to ensure his comfort while riding a horse.


Courtney Cooper: [00:30:27] Well, I think, again, it depends on how much faith and transparency and trust you have someone in the whole process. I know, for example, because of COVID and travel restrictions, we have been selling a lot of horses off of video from Ireland. And so that is a very anxiety producing event, believe it or not for sellers as well as buyers, because we stand behind the horses and we want to feel very comfortable when you buy a horse from us on the relationship with that horse.


Before you start horse shopping, it is important to figure out what you want in a horse. Do you want a trail horse, a show horse or a lesson horse? Is there a certain breed you want? Be sure to know what your plans are for you and your new horse to help you find the right match.


An old common saying is that when buying a child a horse,