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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.

Alternatives to Horse Ownership

When Jill Elbrecht became pregnant with her son Benjamin, she worried about how she would keep her mare Betsy in…

1 year ago

The Dos and Don’ts of Buying and Selling Horses

Hundreds of thousands of horses are bought, sold, adopted or rehomed each year. It can be either an exhilarating and…

1 year ago

Top 6 Mistakes to Avoid in Buying or Selling a Horse

It seems as if the horse marketplace is geared toward protecting yourself as a buyer. Buyers will try a particular…

1 year ago

Moving from Ponies to Horses

We all love ponies. Sure, they can sometimes be infuriating. Most of the time, however, they’re sweet and charming. You…

2 years ago

Secrets of Successful Horse Sharing

In a world where lives are increasingly hectic and budgets are stretched razor-thin, many equestrians are making an unexpected discovery:…

2 years ago

Six Types of Equine Insurance

Owning a horse can be an expensive proposition, especially if you aren’t financially prepared. A horse that becomes seriously ill…

2 years ago

What is the Cost of Owning a Horse?

How much does it own to cost a horse? That depends on several factors, from where you live to how…

2 years ago

What You Need for Your New Horse

You’ve been horse shopping for a while, looking for that perfect partner. Well, you’ve finally found him—and he sailed through…

2 years ago

Vet Q&A: Pre-Purchase Exam

Learn more on what a pre-purchase exam for a horse is! Q: How can you tell if a horse is…

2 years ago

How to Find a Kid’s First Horse

As a horse-crazy kid, you’ve probably been asking your parents for a horse as long as you can remember. And…

2 years ago