My top 10 tips for buying a horse

I made a vlog about this earlier in the week which a promised to share with you.

Click here to see it

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

My abilities/strenghts/weaknesses

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

  1. Be honest about your abilities, desires and budget.
  2. Don’t rush to find your new equine partner.
  3. Take someone who’s judgment you trust with you.
  4. 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.
  5. Have a good trainer and backup team.
  6. 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.
  7. Try it several times and in different environments.
  8. 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.
  9. Research the market, see what’s out there and what the prices are like at the time.
  10. If it doesn’t feel right – don’t buy it!

Take Care

Ancha XO

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Author: Take The Reins Equestrian Training

Freelance instructor and rider working in the equine industry in Norway and the UK. with a dream of inspiring people along their journeys❤

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