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post #1 of 8 Old 05-08-2016, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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Buying a Horse

I just recently moved to a new barn (4 months ago) and I am currently riding in their riding school. I have previously ridden for 3 years and feel like I am ready to buy a horse. So how should I go about buying a horse? Do I tell my trainer I want to buy a horse? If yes then after I buy a horse does that mean I will no longer be part of the riding school and will have to train with private trainer? I am honestly really confused as to how to approach the situation so any advice would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 8 Old 05-08-2016, 12:20 PM
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Yes, tell you trainer that you'd like to buy a horse. They know you ability level, will have an idea of the type of horse you'll need, and have been around the block when it comes to purchases.

They can tell if a horse has poor training, is over priced, predispositions for health problems, suited for your body type, any number of things. They may also know of horses who are not on the market that would work.

Or they might say you are not ready and may suggest a lease instead.

I don't know of any trainers that wouldn't teach you on your own horse. There shouldn't be any reason you can't continue your lessons as is.
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post #3 of 8 Old 05-08-2016, 12:22 PM
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Are you planning to keep the horse at the same barn? If so you should be able to continue with their lesson program. Absolutely talk to your instructor about buying a horse.
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Thank You and Emoore yes I am
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post #6 of 8 Old 05-08-2016, 12:48 PM
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If you are planning to keep your horse where your lessons are (and it sounds like you are) then I'd imagine that you would stay part of the lesson program and that you would want to involve your trainer as much as possible in selecting a horse.

Be aware though, if you're currently taking group lessons getting your own horse might throw you out of sync with others, you'll be progressing differently to them so while you'll still stay in the riding school you might find yourself having some changes.
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post #7 of 8 Old 05-08-2016, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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I am willing to accommodate those changes and Thank you
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post #8 of 8 Old 05-12-2016, 06:14 PM
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We took lessons at a lesson barn, ended up buying a horse and keeping it there, and now take lessons on our own horse. Our trainer did help us with the decision. It works out perfectly!
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