I have been riding since I was 4 and now at the age of 16 after loaning various ponies at my local stables I am getting my own horse. (I have had one dodgy experience where the horse who's passport was 'not right' so I know to be cautious and make sure the horses passport is up to date and matches the horse - didn't end on very good terms!) However now I have persuaded my parents to continue looking we have (i guess) our first PROPER viewing.
She is 15.3, 6yr old Irish Sports Horse. I have seen a couple of videos of her being ridden and doing a bit of jumping and schooling. Also her description is very detailed and according to it this horse seems perfect for me to progress with but safely.
So as far as advice I have gathered from the internet this is what I have:
Arriving 10 minutes early to make sure they aren't drugging her up.
Asking about, vaccinations and dental all being up to date.
Ask to view the passport.
Of course watch the horse being ridden first and if I am comfortable then ride it myself and make sure it does everything I want to do with it.
Tacking up, leading in hand...
Anyone have any other tips or advice? Thanks in advance