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Buying and Selling a Horse

There are a variety of options for the first-time horse buyer. And the seasoned pro still has more to learn about the processes of buying a horse and selling a horse. Topics covered by Horse Illustrated include different types of horse ownership, leasing vs. purchasing, horse sharing, how to purchase a horse, how to sell a horse, pre-purchase exams, pitfalls to avoid when buying a horse, how much a horse costs, ways to afford a horse, what is involved in having a horse, and much more. Taking the step of purchasing a horse is a big step, but with lots of rewards. Make that process easier with these articles from the Horse Illustrated archives.

Ultimate Guide to Buying Your Dream Horse: Questions to Ask, Red Flags, and Pro Tips

If you're planning on buying a new horse, check out which questions to ask and which red flags to look…

1 month ago


10 Common Horse Care Mistakes

No one goes through life without making mistakes, and luckily for us, most errors have minor consequences. Even so, life…

4 months ago

Buying a Horse: The Pre-Purchase Exam

Vetting a horse in a pre-purchase exam (PPE) isn’t like looking into a crystal ball. A PPE can’t predict a…

6 months ago

What is the Cost of Horse Ownership?

How much does horse ownership cost? That depends on several factors, from where you live to how you plan to…

8 months ago

Common Legal Issues in the Horse World

Because virtually every aspect of horse ownership carries some degree of risk, horse owners should consider the possibility that things…

11 months ago

7 Quick Tips for the Perfect Conformation Photo

Knowing how to take a good conformation photo is a handy skill for any horse person to have under their…

1 year ago

124 of the Best Horse Names

There’s something magical about naming a horse. We start off as children with little plastic equines that we stable on…

1 year ago

Prepare Your Horse for a Safe Landing

The decision to sell a horse can be a difficult one, part of which is making sure that your horse…

1 year ago

Selling Your “Perfect” Horse

Finding a new horse can seem like fun at first, then quickly becomes hard work. You spend hundreds of hours…

2 years ago

Avoiding Equine Legal Issues

Because virtually every aspect of horse ownership carries some degree of risk, horse owners should consider the possibility that things…

2 years ago