How To Buy A Horse
How To Buy A Horse
How To Buy A Horse: There are many things to consider both before and after deciding to purchase a horse, but never fear! Thanks to this short tutorial, youâ€™ll know exactly what they are.
Hi. My name's Jenny, and we're here at Wimbledon Village Stables, and today we're going to be looking at the different aspects of horse riding, and horse care. Buying a horse is a massive undertaking, and not something that should be gone into lightly in any way, shape, or form.
They are expensive animals, and they need a lot of care, and a lot of attention. They're not like a cat, who you can leave for a few days with food and hope they're going to be all right. First of all, you need to look at, can you afford a horse? They cost up to about a thousand pounds a month if they become sick or ill, you have to look at the fact that you need to shoe them, you have to look at their feeding, and also where you're going to keep them.
You need to make sure that where they're kept is safe and that they're going to be well looked after and monitored even when you're not around. When you go about buying a horse, you also have to make sure that you buy a horse that's suitable for you. A lot of people end up with horses that don't suit their personality or what they want from the horse.
And this can be quite detrimental to horse and rider. When you're looking for a horse it's good to go through several adverts. Don't think that you're going to turn up straight away and find the horse that you want, because this never happens.
You should go look through different magazines on the internet and you'll see adverts. When you ring up, make sure you have a set of questions that you want to ask. What age is the horse? What's its medical history? What has the horse done before? What height is the horse? All these things are to make sure that when you go and see the horse, you're not wasting anyone's time, and that that horse is going to be suitable for you.
When you go and visit the horse always make sure, if you're not very experienced, that you take someone who knows a lot about horses with you and who can advise you on whether that horse is suitable for you. Take your hat, because you're going to want to, if the horse seems safe, you're going to want to try the horse. If at the end of your trying, and you've been to see lots of horses you find the horse that's suitable for you, you must get it vetted.
This means that the vet will come along and check to see whether the horse is in good health. If it passes the vetting, and it all goes ahead, then it's more than likely that you'll be able to buy that horse. But as I say, I can't stress highly enough, they are very expensive animals that need a lot of time, love, and care and attention, and it's not something you should go into without thinking about it very carefully first.