Top Tips for Buying a Horse
1. Think carefully before buying a horse – do you really have time?
2. Before committing to buy, make sure you try the horse in several situations
3. Always arrange your own vetting with a vet you trust
4. Don’t be afraid to look at a dealer’s horses, but do seek a trial period
5. Ask private sellers to sign a ‘Sale Agreement’ that details the purpose for which you want the horse
6. Speak to your insurer to get a quote before purchasing a new horse and find out their vetting requirements
7. Take your time when trialling a horse – don’t feel rushed into a decision
Horse Scout has some lovely horses listed on the Horse for Sale pages; desirable dressage doyennes, sensible show jumpers, sensational show horses, happy hackers, amazing all rounders, and even elevating eventing elegance; happy hunting!!!!
Here are a few of the horses on sale listed on Horse Scout
Karina in Hampshire
Dark bay Hanoverian mare 16hh born 2005
Karina is by Sunny Boy (Sandro Hit) and has been trained and competed as a dressage horse. Sadly we have come to the conclusion that she is not temperamentally cut out to be a dressage horse and I am seeking to rehome her either as a brood mare or a surrogate (recipient) mare. She is good to handle but is not a confident horse and so has never taken to hacking though I think she would with time and patience. Correct home is more important than price.
A lovely All-rounder, the perfect Mother Daughter combination, SOX Chestnut Irish Sports Horse gelding 15.1hh born 2005 £15,000. He has evented up to BE100 +, with numerous placing’s and wins However his potential lies in show jumping and dressage – nearly always in the 20?s at BE, even achieved a 19.5, 21.5 and a 23 last year. jumps 1.20m at home easily. Would suit a confident teenager who wants to compete competitively in show jumping or dressage Good to shoe, clip, load, traffic, hack, handle at home and shows Will live in or out This talented horse’s potential is unlimited to the right rider. Sox can be seen in Buckinghamshire