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Buying Your First Horse

Updated on May 1, 2008

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

their hero.

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!


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    • dctack profile image


      10 years ago from Lawton, Oklahoma

      I think you gave perfect advice! This is not something to just jump into and buy a horse because "it's pretty".

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      Donna Campbell Smith 

      10 years ago from Central North Carolina

      I think adoption is a great way to get a horse as long as you do the same research you would anywhere else. Try out the horse, if you are a novice have an experienced horse person go with you, and get a pre-purchase vet exam. Also, you need to know the adoption terms. Most rescue organizations keep control of what is down with the horse, and you may never really "own" your horse.

      Also, if you are new to horses I recommend you take lessons for a year before your buy one.

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      amy jane 

      10 years ago from Connecticut

      Thank you for the advice! I am hoping to adopt / rescue a horse within the next year. It is such a huge responsibility and choosing the perfect horse for us will be difficult. (I do fall in love with horse quickly, though! )

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      10 years ago

      very good advice


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