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Tips for buying a horse for the first time?

My friend's mom has been going back and forth lately about buying her a horse, and my parents have always been very firm on the fact that all the costs of any horse I buy will be paid by me. So, we were thinking about pooling our money and sharing the costs of a horse. We're investigating different farms near us that board, and we will hopefully be able to board at the small private farm I work at. We are hoping to adopt a horse from a rescue, or something like that. Any tips from people who have already done this? Thanks.

Asked By: seehorse94 - 5/17/2010
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Answered By: Trainer0KidzNponies - 5/20/2010
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Check the teeth that is 1 of the main deseases for a horse
Answered By: Lindsay - 5/17/2010
 
get one at your level, ride it before you buy it!
Answered By: Brantley - 5/17/2010
 
I think that sharing a horse sounds great, and I love the idea of getting a rescue... More
Answered By: Calypso - 5/17/2010
 
A great web site that answers a lot of questions is http://www.equinelegalsolutions.com/buyingandselling.html
Answered By: Kricket - 5/17/2010
 
That is great that you and your friend want to share a horse, share in the care, and feeding and board, and riding. One thing to think about is what happens if you or your friend moves, or finds out that they are not really into horses that much. Or goes to school and does not have the time or $$ for board and upkeep... More
Answered By: wahoo - 5/17/2010
 
Well I think it sounds like a great idea, and like they had already put deffinetly ride before you buy so you know how the horse you get works. I work at the Indiana Horse Rescue and i adopted my TB from them a year ago. Most of the time when you get a rescue horse it is because it is the "dumping station" where owners... More
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Answered By: Lauren<3BlackJack - 5/17/2010
 
Tips would be don't settle for anything less than you want. It's your money if there is something you don't like about the horse, don't buy it. Don't buy a horse strictly for it's color. Get a vet check, just because a horse looks healthy doesn't mean he is. Buy a horse you can ride NOW, don't buy a horse that is too... More
Answered By: Jenna(Fishy) - 5/17/2010
 
Here are some tips to remember when purchasing a horse or pony. If you are not a horse person or have not much horse experience it is recommended to take a horse person with you or have them check out the horse before you purchase... More
Answered By: Mick St James - 5/18/2010
 
There's a free report about buying a horse. It talks about ten common mistakes people make when purchasing a horse for the first time. Just go to the website below and request the report...
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Answered By: Debi - 5/20/2010
 
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