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Horse Shopping

In our Ask the Vet column, Dr. Lydia Gray answers your horse-health questions at HorseChannel.com/AskTheVet.   Q: Could you review the components of a typical pre-purchase exam? Which parts do you see as vital for any buyer? Which parts might you...

High-Tech Horses

The general public doesn't typically think of the horse world as being a hotbed of new technology. In fact, horse-related items are often used as shorthand for outdated items and ideas (buggy whips, anyone?) But we know better. These...
Finding the right horse means finding the one that's right for you now--not you 10 years in the past or future! Photo: Public Domain via publicdomainpictures.net When I moved away to go to college, I sold my horse knowing that...
Horse shopping is not for the faint of heart. While it is a very fun process, it can also be a long process with bumps and frustrations along the way. This is especially true when parents are searching out...
Is anything more frustrating than selling a horse? Inevitably there are idiotic questions, garbled texts with poor spelling, and tire-kickers making lowball offers. Worst of all are the no-shows. However, there’s hope. If you’re a horse seller sick of...

Equine Economics

Whether you opt to board or keep your horse on your own property will factor significantly into your budget. Once you have a few years of riding experience under your belt and feel pretty confident in your horse-handling abilities, purchasing...
So you’ve saved up some money, found a great trainer to take lessons from, lined up a boarding barn, and even researched vets and farriers. Now that you’ve gotten all your proverbial ducks in a row, you are ready...
It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of horse ownership, but the reality is that being a horse owner isn’t compatible with every life situation. Fortunately, there are other ways to get plenty of quality horse time....

6 Horse Shopping Mistakes

Do you remember the first time you rode a horse? Didn’t it feel wonderful? If you’re like many riders, you decided then and there that one day you would have a horse of your own. A few years may...

Scams of the Horse World

When you combine horses, horse merchandise, vet care, events, and horse-related services, the economic impact on the American economy totals over 100 billion dollars. With all that money floating around, it’s easy to see why crooks and scammers are...
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