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10 Tips For Buying a Horse

There are certain factors you have to consider when purchasing a pony. First, remember that it involves a long-term commitment, so make sure you make the right selections. Take it slow in hunting for info per everything you've got to know about owning and looking after a pony. Know what kind of pony that suits your personality and prepare plenty of room for your pony to move around.

Here are some extra tips for you to know before you buy a horse.

Be firm and stick to your choice and do not be lured or influenced by your seller. Remember that convincing folk to buy their pony and make money are their concerns. , don't be put under pressure to buy until you find the right pony for you.

One of the best techniques of getting the right one is to lease the pony first before purchasing it.

2. Don't let your seller feel too comfortable that you can afford his horse. Do not show your seller that you like the pony so much in that you are going to take the pony home irrespective of what. This could save your cash by leaving the option for negotiation open.

If you are buying a pony for your youngster, ensure that he understands the importance of not showing excitement to the seller.

4. Make it clear to the vendor that you will not buy a pony if the coach does not approve of it.

5. Then, ask your instructor to check the horse. But be prepared to pay further charges for your instructor's time and experience, which is in turn worth paying for. Your instructor's information and educated opinion can save you more in the long run.

Estimate the sales price your seller will be offering before you make an offer. You can ask your instructor of what he or she suspects is a fair offer. In estimating the sales price, consider the present conditions, the time the pony has been for sale and the vendor's private monetary circumstances. Perhaps you can include in your guesstimate how much the seller likes you and thinks you may offer a good home for his/her horse.

7. For example, ask your seller if he/she would agree to deliver the pony for no additional fee.

8. You need to also remember that you will have to pay for sales commission, which often runs from 10-20% of the purchase price.

9. When purchasing a horse ensure that it's been checked by an independent third party vet. This is a crucial step that most buyers overlook. If possible, attend the vet check yourself. Take notice the vet's findings because in the end you may be the one to decide whether to buy the horse.

10. When you eventually decide to buy the pony, make efforts to put the transaction between you and the vendor on a contract on paper. Ensure contract. Make sure that the contract clearly states all the terms as well as the guaranties of your purchase.

About the writer : Lisa Blackstone is an equestrian and an expert in providing guidelines and tips on pony riding. She hosts the Pony and Rider Radio Show in Atlanta, Georgia, where she discusses information relevant to the newcomer. For more tips and suggestions go to Dressage Saddles and Horse Riding Lesson.

Pat Brooks

Author Lisa Blackstone is an equestrian and specializes in providing guidelines and tips on horse riding. She hosts the Horse and Rider Radio Show in Atlanta, Georgia, where she discusses information significant to the newcomer. For additional tips and guidelines visit Horse Camps and Dressage Training.


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