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Buying your first horse
Possessing your first horse is a very thrilling view. Horses need and adapt to daily routines and if this means that you are feeding them at 6 a.m. a midweek, they will be expecting their fodder at the same weekends. If you are going on a vacation, you also need to think about who will take good charge of the horse and make sure that you leave it in the custody of a competent and competent one.
Their skill you need to be down-to-earth about your own skills as this is crucial in determining what kind of horse you need to look for. There' s no point in purchasing or renting a horse that goes beyond your abilities, as this makes a pleasant relationship a horrific and potentially hazardous one!
Equestrian skills (i.e. how many years of horse back rides, pertinent skills, experience, etc.). A general horse grooming and charity evaluation. Being honest about deceiving yourself can lead to a horse deceiving you! Do you know what to do if the horse starts sleeping and raising?
What would you do with a horse that won't carry a cargo? If you don't need to be an authority to own a horse, you must have the meaning of admitting you're not. If you want to buy a horse, you have to put a purchasing price on it.
You must also make sure that you do not pay too much for the horse you get. If you own your own country or keep your horse in breeding, there will be pros and cons. Do you have a particular horse model or horse race?
Do you wonder what the horse must have? It' all too simple to fell in sweet melancholy with the first horse you see. Don't be in a hurry, the right horse needs to find your horse and in many cases you will see a number of them before you find the right one for you.
When you buy a children's nursery, what do you do with the bangs when the baby has grown out of them? Are you going to keep the horse until old age and retire? Do you know how to take good charge of an older horse? If you can't manage the horse you buy, what will you do?
Don't be under any illusion that it is simple to resell or resuscitate an undesirable or dewaxed horse or doorman. While there are a very small number of centers with different tasks for taking in a horse or pup, there is no guarantee of space for your pet and there are often very long waitinglists.
The sale or rental of a horse or Ponies can be a lengthy procedure and can take month instead of week. If you are buying a horse, you must state a reasonable asking rate and place an attractive but fair ad (for more information, please refer to the BHS consulting brochure on lending and leasing).
After you have defined all the above mentioned criterions, you can begin the research for your perfect horse. There are many different places where you can buy and rent a horse. A few are promoted in your national saddlery and a large number are promoted in riding journals, regional newspapers and on the web.
It' always a good idea to check with your nearest equestrian centres, ponies or equestrian associations and horse specialists (e.g. blacksmiths and horse trainer ) and let them know that you are looking for a horse. While you can buy a horse from a sales, trade show or exhibition, you must always be very careful.
You' ve got to be extremly knowledgable and skilled to go to a sell and buy a horse that suits you, even the most skilled folks can be intercepted out! A number of individuals are involved in purchasing and sales of horse; not all are serious. Before you see the horse you are interested in, always inspect it.
What are you doing sellin' that horse? What is the experience of the horse? Did the horse ever have injuries/diseases? Is the horse behaving stereotypically (e.g. weave, nativity scene bite, punching)? How is the horse's day to day work? What does the horse do with other ponies, both on horseback and on horseback?
Has the horse got a pass? Which is the breed of the horse? Has the horse been registered? Has the horse been inoculated with what and are they up to date? How is the horse to be loaded, to be caught and to be fastened? What does the horse do with the blacksmith and the veterinarian?
For how long has that horse been yours? Where' d'you get that horse? Does the horse ever suffer from Laminitis or Eczema? Has the horse been shoed? The horse in full work? When' s the last horse riding? Will you classify the horse as a beginner/experienced rider?
When you have a chance to think, tell the salesperson that you will call him back to make an appointment. When you are sure that the horse is fit, call the vendor and make an appointment. Be sure to state exactly what you want to see during your stay, e.g.: lungeing, jumping, loading, chopping, etc.
You should always take an expert with you, e.g. a BHS-qualified trainer, to inspect each horse. Try to be on schedule at all times. Do not get on a horse without seeing someone riding it first - protect yourself! Please ask to see the horse on horseback so that you can see the steps, movements and behavior of the horse under the horseback.
Use every chance to judge the horse, to see how it is chopped, unhooked, laden, bounced etc. on the street. Don't be too competitive to point with, remind yourself that this is a new horse for you and you are a new Rider for the horse, however it shouldn't be too large indefinite quantity by his pace of walking, trotting, cantering and even jumping to ask, especially if this can potentially be yours.
After you have tried the horse and asked any question that you think is appropriate, do not make an immediate choice, go away and talk to your counsel. When you' re not interested, don't spend any more of your valuable free minutes with the salesman. When you think the horse is fit, you should come back and go riding a few rides so that you can get a feeling for the horse.
Keep in mind to make reference to your schedule and make sure the horse has all the demands and quality you wanted, don't make any hasty choices here either. Before you buy the horse you must tell your veterinarian why you are buying the horse, e.g. chopping, events, training etc..
Then the veterinarian will evaluate the horse taking into account the above points and establish whether the horse is fit for the specified use. Very few of them have no faults or small defects, which may not necessarily be a handicap, but for your mental comfort it is always best to have them examined.
Lists of all accessories purchased with the horse, includes approval documentation, influenza immunization certificates, passports, tacks, carpets, etc. Testimonials about known "stereotypes", horse injury or problem. Describing the horse's skills and a "fit for use" message. This is a testimony that confirms that the horse needs a phase of acclimatisation in order to adapt to its new milieu.
The law requires that the pass be handed over with the horse and handed over to the new holder at the moment of purchase. Lending a horse can be as thrilling as purchasing a horse; the arrangement is made between you (the borrower) and the landlord.
However, you are not the owner of the horse, so you are not in charge of the sales or the search for a new home, unless otherwise specified in the contract of loans (for further information on lending, please refer to the BHS consulting brochure on lending and leasing). In the first few months, the horse will settle into its new state.
During the first few days you should get to know your new horse and allow the horse to get to know you. It' going to take the horse a while to get to know you and build a good team. After you have built a good rapport with your horse, you may want to experience more adventure in your joint work.
Various clubs and organizations organise rider and horse shows and sports for all levels of ability and standard, ranging from BHS Foundation to 3-day event. There is never-ending scope for study, development and practice in the equestrian environment. Irrespective of how good you or your horse are, there is always room for improvements.
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