- A paddock...please don't cram 10 horses in one acre! There is a rule for amount of acres per horse, so it's helpful to look that up. Also, NO BARB WIRE PLEASE!
- Feed: Hay, Grain, etc.
- Tack (if your planning on riding)
- Water Buckets
Arenas, a barn, etc. are always nice to have.
BUYING THE HORSE:
- If your looking for a trail horse, you can almost get anything. Quarter horses, Morgans, crosses, Mules, Drafts, Gaited Horses...they are all great trail horses. Most horses can be trail horses - it doesn't usally depend on the breed.
- If you are getting one horse and keeping it at your house, I strongly suggest getting a companion for him/her. You can get another horse/pony, donkey, goat, lama, etc. Horses will get depressed without a companion.
- Look for lameness (bobbing of the head, tripping, etc.) in the horse, also look for heat and swelling.
- Look at comformation...some horses can't go farther then their body will let them.
- Make sure the horse isn't drugged! It'll be pretty obvious, though.
- I suggest getting a vet exam before buying the horse.
Look up health problems, and how to deal with them.
Do you have a vet? Farrier?
Are you sure your ready for this huge commitment?
Are you ready for