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Matching the horse and rider

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Finding the perfect horse, the mine field…

“the blind leading the blind”

They say that horse dealers are worse than car dealers; and it could be said that in general one has to be careful when purchasing an animal and not a machine, owing to the nature of a creature driven by memory and instinct.

In spite of all the advice out there, time after time we still see bad matches between the novice rider and novice horse. The experience of an animal will ultimately dictate its stability, a novice rider should seek experience in the horse they buy, to draw confidence for them selves from that animal , not purchase a blank canvass which can be easily imprinted, scared, and ultimately dangerous, and become a situation whereby the blind is sadly leading the blind!

There are always exceptions to the rule, granted some young horses are stable, relaxed, adaptable, and safe. To increase the likely hood of a good experience however, the novice rider should buy an experienced horse that has already been routinely exposed to the tasks: cross country, dressage, heavy traffic hacking etc that they the rider shall wish to peruse.

Horse Scout offers a diverse range of schoolmasters. The schoolmaster will inherently be a horse over 7yrs, with a proven track record, often an affiliated record to give actual evidence for the experience therefore justifying its title. A schoolmaster should be a horse you can learn from, which responds independently and confidently when jumping, or performing dressage moves for example, the horse recognises its job.

Pony for sale

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New and exceptional proven competition pony advert placed with Horse Scout – Rober Dusters’ Record speaks for him self Actual £4050, Points 2336 Qualified HOYS Foxhunter final 2011 and 2012 Qualified HOYS Pony Show Jumper final 2014 2nd in the RIHS Winter JC championship 2012 Too many wins to mention Tegan has owned and produced Dusty over 4 1/2 years Has jumped all the top 148 classes Great to shoe, clip, load etc.. No vices A heartbreaking sale as rider is out of ponies this year Videos can be seen on YouTube search for Tegan Jones and Robe Duster MUST have 5* home Serious enquires only, please no time wasters. To see other horses for sale visit us 

Advertising your horse for sale

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Our industry leading horse sales adverts allow numerous videos, pictures, and connections to be featured with no hidden extra costs. Adverts remain under your control within your profile. All horse adverts start with a basic profile, it is quick and easy with bespoke sales questions built into the process . Adverts can feature ownership, veterinary, reference history and more, gaining trust between buyer and seller, and saving you from timewasting, we get horses for sale sold!

horses for sale

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Our industry leading horse sales adverts allow numerous videos, pictures, and connections to be featured with no hidden extra costs. Adverts remain under your control within your profile. All horse adverts start with a basic profile, it is quick and easy with bespoke sales questions built into the process . Adverts can feature ownership, veterinary, reference history and more, gaining trust between buyer and seller, and saving you from time-wasting, we get horses sold!

horses for sale

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The essence of a fantastic sales site has to be quality and diversity…

Horse Scout in it’s opening month has already hosts some of the best competition horses on the market for sale. Grade A show jumpers, advanced eventers, grand prix dressage horses and more!

Horse Scout prides itself on being a platform for everyone, and gains the respect of the leading riders, trainers, and producers of competition horses.

Our sales questionnaire draws history and veterinary information from the seller like no other site, saving the purchaser from time wasting.

If you have not already seen our horses take a look now

Horses for sale Horse Scout

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In just our first month live we are proud to be hosting a diverse range of event, dressage, show and show jumping horses for sale. The horses range from novice to advanced across all disciplines!

We have riders from all over the already becoming involved ad supporting us with their professional listings and horse profiles, take a look now!

 

Horses for sale from professionals

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Buying from a professional yard or individual

The school of thought “never buy from a professional” could be contested in  this day and age. It is understood that there may be anxiety surrounding the purchasers inability   to match the professionals riding, and as a consequence the horse may change in its behaviour, and performance.

Horse Scout believe there can be merit in buying from individuals within the industry, as horses are genuinely being sold to help finance the sellers riding career, yard rentals, etc. This would indicate horses are not being sold due to a problem, or a fault, and therefore it can be a safe purchase.

One of areas to consider if you are buying from a professional environment is your ability to maintain the work load for that horse. On a professional yard horses may be going on a walker  daily, and receive a strict work structure, be sure to understand the volume and intensity of work before taking the horse home.

Common misconception- allowing the horse to ‘settle in’. The best policy is to keep the horse relaxed by maintaining the work load it has been accustomed.