How old is the horse?
Is it registered?
Why are you selling?
What level training has it had?
What level experience should the rider have?
What type of tack is used?
Can I speak with the trainer?
Has the horse been shown? If so, what type of show?
Is it UTD on vaccinations? What were the vaccinations?
What is the worming schedule? What type of wormer is used?
Have there been any injuries lately? Within the last year? Within the time you have owned the horse?
Are there any health issues?
Has it ever had any type of surgery (other than being gelded if male)?
When was the last teeth float?
Can I speak with your vet?
Can I take the horse to my vet for a pre-purchase exam?
What is the schedule with the farrier?
Are there special trim or shoes? If so, why?
Are there any hoof problems?
Can I speak with your farrier?
Does the horse load in a trailer and travel quietly?
Does it load in either a straight or slant load trailer?
Does it bath and clip?
What do you feed in the way of grain and hay? How much of each do you feed?
Do you feed any type of supplement and why?
If you are going to look at more than one horse, have the questions already printed out. Have a space for the horse’s name, breed, age, sex, the owner’s name, trainer, phone numbers, addresses, etc. Write down the answers so that you don’t forget. Take a camera to take pictures of the horse. Take a friend with you so that they can take pictures or a movie while you ride.
"SUCCESS is not what horse you have . . . but what you do with that horse."