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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.

How to Adopt a Horse

Instead of the pitter-patter of little paws, your adoption aspirations may involve the clip-clop of large hooves. Adopting a horse…

3 weeks ago

Vet Adventures: Meeting Kidd

The search for a perfect new horse for Dr. Diehl’s daughter comes to a conclusion. My family piled into the…

4 weeks ago

Vet Adventures: Searching for Mr. Right

The Horse Illustrated Vet Adventures columnist, who is a veterinarian, has trouble finding the perfect horse for her daughter. I…

2 months ago

Alternatives to Horse Ownership

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

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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