Horses for sale - Finding cheap horses
Horses for Sale
Wednesday 07 July 2010
Are you thinking about buying yourself a horse but are worried about the costs? Horses and ponies can set you back a lot of money which puts many people off from achieving their dreams of owning a horse.
This doesn’t have to be the case as there are many ways you can save money on horse sales and finding other ways to save money on bedding and tack etc. There are a number of places to find horses for sale and there are also plenty of ways that you can save money when making the purchase.
Here are some of our top tips to help you find the best value horse you can...
Firstly you will need to search your local area for horses for sale. You can do this by asking everyone you know who likes horses to keep their eyes and ears open for a bargain. It is often the best way to find cheap ponies for sale simply by asking everyone you know.
The internet is another great source of finding cheap horses for sale. There are many websites including us here at Horsemart, which display some excellent new cheap horses every day! With such a large selection of horses for sale on Horsemart you are bound to find one that suits you and fits your budget.
Another place to look for cheap horse sales is at horse charities. These organisations have horses and ponies for sale that have had difficult lives and there are schemes for re-homing these horses, which usually work to help take some of the financial burden off of the purchaser.
Another way of getting a cheap horse is to go to a horse sale. Professional sellers offer a variety of well looked after horses for you to choose from. This is always an advantage as it could mean less time spent going from place to place. You will also benefit from the extensive knowledge of a trade person who will strive to sell you the most suitable horse, as his reputation is paramount to his success.
An older horse is always a good option if you are looking to restrict your expense. If you buy older horses then they do tend to be cheaper, however, you should remember there is a risk of them getting arthritis and being more susceptible to illness. You should only buy an older horse if you are prepared to care for it properly and aren’t going to overwork it or put it in stressful situations.
There are certain checks you should make before handing over your money, no matter what price the horse is valued at. Take a look at the hooves and make sure they are not cracked or deformed in any way. Make sure the horse is energetic and doesn’t show any signs of lethargy. The eyes and nose should not be running. You don’t want to purchase an ill or injured horse and then have its veterinary bills draining all of your finances.
Obviously, you will need to select a horse that is appropriate for the individual rider you are buying for. For instance, a shorter breed such as a small Arabian will be much better suited for children or short women. Whereas quarter horses are more appropriate for taller, athletic riders. Skill also comes into a horse sale. Riders with little to no experience should not buy a thoroughbred, stallion or untrained horse.
It is also wise to consider other options. You may not want to compromise what you are after in order to keep your costs down. However, you could always try a different approach and look for horses that are available for loan.
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