Thursday, November 8, 2012
Top tips for buying a horses
In this article I want to share with you some tips and advice on buying your first horse. A good friend of mine, helped run a livery yard and regularly participated in the sale of horses. I talked to him two days ago on the subject of buying and selling horses, and today I will share with you some things I've learned.
First, it is important to ensure that you make your purchase decision is not based on how the horse looks. Layers horses may develop, may look nice, but can suffer from paralysis. On the other hand there are many horses that are not very good, is not in the best condition and horses cost a lot less. The fact is that with good nutrition and supplements that you can take almost any horse in prime condition. The point I want to make here is that the purchase of a horse that does not want to "judge a book by its cover".
When examining a horse that is very important for you to remain calm and try to avoid emotional. You want to make sure that you shop for a rational decision rather than an emotional basis, and that the decision could be costly. Before examining the horse you want to have a list of questions you want to ask and get all the answers you need when examining horses.
It is also very important to be clear about what you get a horse in the first place. Do you plan to ride a horse just for recreational reasons or planning to participate in competitive horse riding disciplines. Once the seller will tell you what you need will help you find a horse that suits your needs.
Once a horse is that you feel is right for you, then you will have to hire a vet to have the horses investigated. The process of examination performed by an experienced veterinarian, who can perform in-depth evaluation of a potential new purchase and let you know if there is something wrong with the horse.
Finally, it is also very important for you to be very clear about the other costs involved in owning a horse. Having a horse is a huge financial commitment and purchase the initial outlay is relatively low maintenance. You will have to spend hundreds of dollars in pension supplements, riding gear, and vet bills etc. You need to be very clear about what you're getting yourself to avoid making a decision that will be regretted.
The fact is that when you get your horse will need to supplement your diet with high-quality horse supplements to ensure that your horse in top condition.