Tips and resources for buying your next horse
Whether you are 'green' and looking to buy your first horse, or a seasoned professional looking for a new challenge, you must prepare yourself prior to visiting a potential new partner. These lists will help keep you from being swept away by the sight of the equine of your dreams when that "Horse For Sale!" ad calls out your name.
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Buy A Horse Questionnaire & Checklist For Seller
This detailed checklist of questions to ask about a horse for sale can be sent directly to the owner, seller, breeder, or broker by email or mail. This is the detailed form. It can be filled out as an electronic Excel document, or answered by hand.
Buying A Horse Evaluation Checklist For Buyer
This is a printable questionnaire that can be completed by the buyer during the first evaluation of a prospect. Be sure to bring a pencil!
Horse Buying Questionnaire - Short Checklist
This is a condensed 2 page version of the Buy A Horse Questionnaire & Checklist. It can be used by buyer or seller.
The above questionairres cover the following aspects of horse shopping in a printable checklist style format:
Horse health (eyes, ears, skin, injuries, illnesses, weight)
Behavior, including Vices
Care and Management (food, shelter, herd disposition)
Safety and Temperament
Contact information of service providers, including vet, trainer, and farrier
Appropriateness of horse for desired discipline
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Other unaffiliated links and resources:
http://www.equinelegalsolutions.com - excellent guides and lists. A must see!