Before you decide to follow your passions and get a horse of your own, there are some important issues you need to know. Leave no room for mistakes: you don’t want to regret your decision. Once you have decided to proceed, you need to start searching for the horse.
Once you found the horse you want to buy that looks right for you, what do you do? What do you want to achieve and how do you know if this is the horse for you? What is the reason you are buying a horse? Are you planning to use this horse for riding? In many instances, horses are used to drive a cart or buggy.
Do check the temperament of this adorable creature before you pay for it as sometimes looks can be deceiving. Choose the one you would likely get along well with, one that suits your temperament. A pushy horse will soon have you at its disposal of you aren’t that familiar with horses. Is you are getting the horse for rides, do not go for those prize winning breed that have heavy price tags. Do not purchase a young horse and try to train them yourself if you do not have enough skills to do it. The unfortunate combination of untrained rider with an untrained horse simply spells disaster. Wait a while until you have more experience or you pay the price for your mistakes – such as injuries to you and your horse because you did not know what you were doing.
Take an experienced friend with you to check out horses as they will be less biased. It is not uncommon for people in their enthusiasm to end up buying a horse that will be too much of a handful for them if they do not have someone along to temper their decision. If your companion is an experienced rider then so much the better – they can test the animal on your behalf. Often, owners will be happy to show them riding the horse but be reluctant to allow anyone else saying there is no need – this should ring alarm bells.