Ownership

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4 Ways to Find a Horse to Buy

Finding a horse to buy is the most important part of owning a horse because you make a commitment to the horse financially and emotionally. With a sometimes overwhelming amount of online horse sale sites, here are several ways (including websites) to find horses for sale.

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Leasing a Horse: What It Is and Tips

Leasing a horse is an alternative to owning a horse that is cheaper and still gives you some of the benefits of having your own horse. I'll go over the pros and cons, different types of leases, and how to find a horse.

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A Guide to Shopping for and Trying Horses

I recently was in search of the perfect horse to join our education program. I decided to detail my experience in order to help others with what to look for and which questions to ask when shopping for a horse.

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Keeping a Horse: Stall Board vs. Field Board

If you purchase a horse, the next step will be the process of finding a place to keep him or her. Some of us are lucky enough to have our own places. If you aren't one of those people, you will need to research and find out what is available in your area.

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What to Do When You Buy a Horse

It may have taken a while, but you finally found the perfect horse for you. Your trainer approves, you feel comfortable with it, and it has a face you can look forward to seeing looking out of the stall every day.

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The Great Debate: Mares vs. Geldings

Like English versus Western riding, one of the most debated topics among horse owners is if they prefer mares or geldings.

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How to Lease a Horse (Plus Pros and Cons)

A common question I get asked a lot by my clients is what does it mean to lease a horse? Also, why would you want to lease a horse rather than buy one? Hopefully, I can help you understand what it means and if it might be a good option for you.

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So You Think You Bought the Wrong Horse?

There is a lot out there about finding the right horse, but not so much about what to do if you buy the wrong one! Hopefully, this article helps!

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Helpful Advice for Shopping for a Pony-Ride Pony

There is a little more to shopping for a pony-ride pony than you might think. Here are some things to keep in mind that will hopefully help you find what you need!

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How to Convince Your Parents to Sign You up for Horse Riding Lessons

Here's a seven-day plan for horse-crazy kids to help them convince Mom and Dad to sign them up for lessons (from the perspective of a horse-crazy kid that never left the horse-crazy stage in life).

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Should I Buy a Horse? Questions to Ask to Find Out If You're Ready for Horse Ownership

Every kid that rides has, at some point, begged their parents for a horse. Here is a guide to help parents determine whether or not their child is ready.

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How to Select and Purchase a Trail Horse

Learn how to search through the ads, choose a trail-worthy horse, and what to do before you finalize the sale.

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How to Afford a Horse as a Teen

There are practical ways to afford a horse at any age! Learn where to look for a horse and affordable tack and, most importantly, learn how to save on board and other expenses.

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How Big of a Horse Do I Need? (Choosing the Correct Size of Horse)

When looking for a horse, how big of a horse do you need? How much weight can a horse safely carry? It's more complicated than a simple rule of thumb.

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The Right Way to Take Care of a Rescue Horse

What is the right way to take care of a rescue horse? What health and behavioral problems should you expect? How should they be fed, should they be quarantined, and why?