Buying a Horse – Without Being Taken for a Ride
By Mark Andrews
So you think you have found the ideal pony or horse? Before you hand over your hard-earned cash, wait a minute… What can you do to make sure you don`t have an unpleasant surprise in a week or two`s time?
Don`t buy a horse unseen. Go and ride it. Check its competition records, if appropriate. Make sure it can do what you want. Take your trainer, or a knowledgeable horsey friend, along with you to give an impartial opinion. Only when you are satisfied that the horse is capable of doing the job, should you consider getting it vetted.