Here are some tips to remember when purchasing a horse or
pony. If you are not a horse person or have not much horse
experience it is recommended to take a horse person with you
or have them check out the horse before you purchase.
Do your homework. Make sure you can afford to board and or
feed a horse and find out the cost involved in taking care
of a horse. If possible it is best to be able to see the horse
before you purchase and ride the horse. Make the owner of
the horse ride first. Have them “show you” how
the horse rides and what the horse can do. If the horse seems
too spunky or not trained enough for what you are looking
for don’t get on the horse. Make sure you purchase a
horse that is right for you and your family.
One more thing to remember is that if possible see if you
can get a guarantee with the horse. Maybe an exchange guarantee
if the horse doesn’t work once you get it home they
can exchange it for another horse or if they don’t have
any other horses see about any guarantee options you may have.
Don’t buy for a certain color and make sure that the
horse is what you are looking for as for riding ability and
health not just that pretty color you’ve always wanted.
If you cannot tell whether or not the horse is sound and healthy
it is strongly recommended that you get a vet check before
you purchase the horse. When buying site unseen or without
riding or seeing the horse first it is highly recommended
to have a vet look at the horse and you might even be able
to get the vet to watch the horse ride for you. A lot of people
purchase over the internet without evening seeing the horse
ridden and this is hard for the buyer and seller both. The
buyer may get a horse they can’t ride or are not comfortable
with and the seller is having to sell a horse that the hope
fits the buyer and if it doesn’t it normally turns into
a bad situation. This is when the vet can help you out with
checking over the horse for you.
If you are looking for a kids horse try to find a horse with
a lot of experience with kids riding them and make sure it
is not a young green broke horse. The saying is normally true
that you “get what you pay for” and if you buy
cheap don’t expect to get a well broke bombproof kids
horse. You may get lucky and get a deal but chances are the
cheap horses have vices and problems. If you purchase a horse
for your child make sure it is safe. If you have to pay a
little more to get a really good horse it is worth it in the
long run because you may be avoiding a hospital call and your
child getting injured. A goods kids horse is hard to find
and you should take your time and really look the horse over
as good as you can before purchasing. Have an adult ride the
horse first and make sure it is safe for your child.
We must remember that a horse is an animal and can be unpredictable
at times. If you are a beginner and not much riding experience
it is best to have a few lessons or make sure you have someone
that can help you with the horse. Make sure you know how much
to feed the horse and what dental and veterinary care the
horse needs. Keep your horse on a current worming and furrier
schedule. Some questions you may want to ask when going to
look at a horse when looking for riding horses for sale in
1. Is the horse sound for riding (if mare is she also sound
2. Is your horse friendly, has the horse ever bite or kicked
3. Is the horse hard to catch?
4. Is the horse good with other horses? If a gelding –
does he get along with mares ? Is the horse dominent with
5. Check to make sure the horse has good teeth? Overbite?
6. Check for any lumps, bumps, bad scars that may need to
be looked at by a vet.
7. Ask about any health /soundness problems (heaves, windsucking,
allergies, colic, breathing problems, arthritis, etc.)
8. Does the horse tie without pulling back?
9. Does the horse load and tied while at the trailer?
10. Is the horse sinchy , is the horse easy to saddle and
11. Does the horse weave or crib?
12. Has the horse ever bucked or reared with a rider?
13. Are the registration papers in order if registered and
current coggins test done?
14. How long have you owned the horse?
15. What was the horse used for in the past?
16. Is the horse road safe and go out alone? okay with a
group of horses on a trail ride?
17. Can the horse be ridden with a loose rein or tight rein?
18. Any vices at all that they can think of?
Good luck with your horse search and finding the horse of
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For Sale In Wisconsin.