Before buying a horse, be well informed
TIPS WHEN BUYING A GOOD HORSE
Owning a horse requires some responsibility. It entails a series of obligations for its owner for its daily care: in terms of food, hygiene, health… In addition to the fact that you must make a significant investment and have time to fully take care of it. The horse is an animal that, due to its characteristics, needs more attention and pampering.
Before you jump into buying a horse, you want to make sure you find one that fits your personality and that of other potential riders who may have to ride it. You have to know what level you have, your race, sex, age and, above all, the use that you are going to make of it. Based on these premises, Spanish Horses Sales offers you a series of guidelines so that your purchase is a complete success.
TIPS ON HOW TO BUY A HORSE
- Soak up well and study about horse handling. Spanish Horses Sales will inform you of the equine’s health and first aid if necessary. You can go to the library to read about the world of the horse or offer to work as a volunteer in a stable for a few weeks. You will learn the trade and learn more about the personality of the equine.
- Our team can help and advise you to find the best horse for you, since it is not an easy task and requires time.
- Be well informed about the local legislation regarding the responsibility of having a horse in custody. It is very useful to know what you can and cannot do, as well as if you must pay fees or taxes for owning a horse. Know what laws apply around the equine world.
- You feed that form a network of friends passionate about the horse. With them you can talk and learn about the most suitable veterinarians, the blacksmiths who manufacture the most complete horseshoes, the best feed stores… In this regard, you have to know that the best way to feed your horse is with nets that dose the amount of hay that an equine should eat daily. Hay nets allow the animal to avoid the appearance of ulcers and other intestinal problems
- Be proactive and make an estimate of what you can spend per year on the maintenance of the horse. Take into account their diet, hygiene, training, visits to the vet and blacksmith, as well as the elements they need for their daily care (brushing, saddles, saddles…), especially in winter.
FIND A SUITABLE STABLE
- It is very important to prepare a suitable place to keep your future horse. The stables or stables with the best accommodations that an equine can have. You can look for ads in local newspapers, magazines or specialty stores or even on the Internet.
- Before its acquisition, you should visit the horse at least a couple of times. You will have to check how it handles in different situations depending on what you want to do with the horse.