Originally Posted by lococheval
Please take what people say about bringing an experienced person with you when buying a horse to heart! I just helped a client find a horse and we looked at probably 40 horses before we found the right one. Unfortunately many sellers are not beneath lying about anything! I really do not mean to scare you but there is a reason they say "buyer beware." They become frustrated because they can't find a buyer for their horse so they hide their problems. Many of these people sounded so honest and sincere. My best word of advice is to find a horse from word of mouth. A horse that you absolutely know its back ground on. The best of luck to you! It is a wonderful experience. Also my vet said look people in the eye and ask them questions directly. He said he has found that many people have a hard time lying when asked directly. So go ahead and ask, "Does it buck, rear, run away with you etc. " "Is it lame or have health issues."
Yes, I would be really foolish not to take someone along, I'm going to talk to the owner of the barn I ride at to ask for her advice and if she'll come out to see her with me. Posted via Mobile Device