Friday, August 14, 2020

7 Rules for Buying a Horse - Full Article

Dr. David Ramey
August 12, 2020

I have had the opportunity to conduct a lot of presale/prepurchase exams. You know, the exam that you’re almost obliged to schedule prior to making one of the most important purchases (in terms of time and money commitment) in your life. And, honestly, I’m absolutely flabbergasted at what goes on in the sales process.

I mean, I do think that having some sort of an examination done on the horse that you’re intending to buy is fairly important (an examination on the horse: your significant other might think that you need to get your head examined), and especially for someone who is relatively inexperienced in the process. However, there’s quite a bit of nonsense that can go on during the process of buying a horse.

This is not a “how to” when it comes to prepurchase exams—there are probably as many ways to do these exams as there are people to do them. Instead, let’s see what we can do to help put you—and keep you—in charge of the process.

Here are seven rules to live by, when it comes to buying a horse...

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