Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Alberta, Canada
Well, here's a list of standerd questions I ask before I purhcase or go to look at a horse.
How is he to handle, on the ground - picking up feet, playing with mouth, ears, etc.
Is he a generally relaxed horse, or does he get easily excitable?
How is to handle in the saddle?
How is he catch?
Does he respect fences and property?
How is he with dogs, small children, traffic?
Have you ever had any health issues (founder, colic, strangles, etc)?
How does he socialize with other horses?
Are you open to a vet exmaination?
Do you think he is suitable for someone new to horses?
Has he ever had his teeth floated? Current records or shots/dewormer/farrier?
Really, absolutely anything you can think of, even if it seems like a really mundane question. You can never ask enough.
I don't know anything about Clydes, so I don't know if they require any other special conditions but there are a lot of draft people here who should be able to help in that department. :)