I made a vlog about this earlier in the week which a promised to share with you.
This is a learning curve, how to get things across, and would’ve loved a better result, but, that’s what I managed this time.
If you’d rather read about it, I will try, in a simple matter to explain my thoughts and process about it in this blog post.
I started by making a profile called Myself where I divided it in to
Goal – Ambition – Dream
I then went on to
Where I had a plus and a minus side.
Lastly from these two pages I created
My Horse which then got divided into these columns.
High prioritised – will not consider – desired – considered – bonus.
Every single person will come out with different wishes, qualities, budgets and all of this together will give us a very different horse – which is what I really love about being able to help people finding their new equine partner, it is such an exciting journey!
My 10 top tips
- Be honest about your abilities, desires and budget.
- Don’t rush to find your new equine partner.
- Take someone who’s judgment you trust with you.
- Take your priority list with you and don’t deviate from it, there is a reason you’ve put things there in the first place.
- Have a good trainer and backup team.
- Make a list of all the questions you need answered before you go to try the horse, it is easily done to forget things in the heat of the moment.
- Try it several times and in different environments.
- Consider types of horses you may not have thought of, as long as it isn’t conflicting to your desired/undesired qualities in your future horse.
- Research the market, see what’s out there and what the prices are like at the time.
- If it doesn’t feel right – don’t buy it!