Buying Your First Horse
So You've Decided to Buy a Horse...
When it comes to curing horse fever, there's usually only one
thing you can do. Buying a horse is a big step, one that takes
time and patience. It isn't something to be taken lightly, and it's
imperative to take all the necessary precautions when the time
is right. One mistake many horse lovers make is love at first
sight. They see the magic in the way the horse moves, they
feel a 'connection'. However, even the most beautiful roses
can have thorns. No matter how gorgeous the horse in
question is, take the time to make sure he or she is a partner
you can spend a lifetime with. There's nothing worse than
seeing that perfect horse turn into a monster.
It's also important to keep an open mind when looking for
your horse. There are many options when looking to buy.
There are stables all over the country with fine horses in
need of homes. Breeding and training stables that are too
full and must sell can be a good option, depending on your
price range. Then there's rescue organizations, for those
who have a tighter budget. This option is good if you are
looking to make a massive difference in a needy horse's life.
Keep in mind when looking at adoptive horses, they may
have a hard background and may take time to adjust to a
new life with you. However, once they do, I've found they
can make the best pets. They seem to know that you are
Remember, sometimes the best horse for you is right under
your nose, but other times, you have to look a little harder.
In this day and age, it's more simple than ever to find the
horse for you. With tools like the Internet, you can find that
partner, even if he or she is on the other side of the country.
So, prepare yourself for what may be one of the most exciting
times of your life and good luck!