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Choosing a horse


If you have decided to buy a horse you should be aware of the responsibilities that involve owning a horse. Horses need care seven days a week. You must be honest with you about time and money you are willing to invest in the horse that he is going to buy it. Even if you love horses you have to decide if you prefer to pay a regular amount for a few hours of riding at a racecourse or if he engaged in raising a horse. The first thing you must consider is the older horse that is going to buy it .

You may be tempted to buy a young horse that will make you feel a special bond with him over the years and your children will understand very well with a foal. But this is not a good choice. Even a horse can live 18 to 20 years at least five years with you. The best option is that you can enjoy now. Over time, your priorities may change and the horse may have suffered because of it. young horses are difficult to master because they were trained and have experience.

Their reactions are not as predictable as with older horses. Foals need riders who can handle them firmly to prevent behavior problems. On the other hand, older horses may have physical problems and will need special care. The best option would be to be accompanied by a vet when you decide on a particular horse. As long as you know the animal will live in normal conditions and treatment of any health problems will not seriously affect the budget, you can buy a horse smoothly mature.

While some breeds are more suitable to those who buy the first horse, there's always exceptions to the rule. Because temperament, breed Quarter horses are considered very good for those who have never had a horse. Pure-blood Arabs are usually quite energetic but can also be good and easy to master. Many experts recommend for someone who has experience with these animals, horses of burden, and the Shire breed. Quiet temperament of these horses may be perfect for novice riders or older.


Disadvantages of owning a workhorse are impressive size of the animal as well as significant expenses necessary to ensure a decent dog. Thus, there is no ideal breed for novice owners. Individual temperament and horse training are more important than pedigree. When you decide to buy a horse should ask several questions seller.

His answers will help you make the best choice. It is best to have with you a "second opinion experienced." Put as many relevant questions related to age horse health problems, what animal was used for the objects or animals are frightened and began training at that age. Look how they treat the horse owner. Ask to be shown how the horse reacts when her hooves are brushed or cleaned.

Once you are satisfied with how the animal reacts to the touch, ask the owner to go riding a few steps. It was only after the owner has complied with your requests seek a second opinion. The key is to not rush and be cautious about the horse and reactions to how you feel around the animal.