Tutorial: About Horse Pre-Purchase Exams

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We found a great tutorial from Classic Equine Equipment about how equine pre-purchase exams are done. The link follows after our commentary and introduction to the topic.

A pre-purchase exam is a physical exam that your vet performs on a horse. He will check for any medical conditions that it may have. Once he finds that everything is okay, he will give the all clear and you are on your way to take your horse home!

Choosing the right horse can be very stressful. The best thing that you can do is to take the time doing the research. Look for reputable sites that sell good horses. Read everything that there is to know about the breed in question – their diet patterns, exercise requirements, the right kind of shelter, health issues and so on.

While you’re doing the research, why not ask yourself these questions: why do you want to get a horse? Are you ready to face this responsibility? Do you know enough about horses to care for them properly? What kind of breed do you want to purchase? How much is your budget? These are just some of the things that you have to consider when it comes to getting your own horse.

Aside from reading, you can also ask for advice from seasoned professionals. They can really help you a lot when it comes to choosing the right one for you. Make sure that they provide objective, independent feedback.

Don’t let your emotions get in the way of choosing a horse. If the animal is exhibiting unruly behavior or anxiety issues, don’t make the purchase unless you are planning to rehabilitate it. This is not recommended for first-timers. You need to get a horse that is calm, healthy and well adjusted.

Once you’ve narrowed down your choices, set up a date so that you can give them a test-ride. Ask a trainer or any professional to accompany you so that he/she can provide the necessary feedback. Make sure that you record each session with a video camera so that you can do your evaluations afterwards.

Ok here’s the link that will give you basic information on pre-purchase exams!


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