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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.

Downsizing Expectations: Lessons Learned from Owning a Miniature Horse

When my daughter was 2 years old, she was playing at a friend’s farm that was home to a pony…

3 months ago

The Right Stuff: How to Choose a Driving Horse

The sport of driving is a beautiful thing to watch, but it’s even more fun to participate. Two top professionals…

6 months ago

Short Story: A Strange New Home

The lights flickered on in the barn that morning, and I heard the familiar shuffling of all the other ponies…

7 months ago

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…

9 months 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…

9 months 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…

11 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…

3 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…

3 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…

3 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…

3 years ago