Since the internet has graced all of our lives, selling and buying goods, services and even livestock has reached a new level of mastering. Although the old and traditional methods are still used, when selling or buying horses, internet and online sales are really booming.
There are a number of things to consider before you begin to wire cash to a horse seller. Ask yourself if you can really afford it. Will you have the spare time on your hands to clear out a stable and muck in on a regular basis? You should also ask if foregoing that holiday is something you are prepared to do.
If you can find the time and energy to spend two weeks in Greece on the beach, there will have to be a person available to look after your horse while you are away. Remember that transporting your horse to a temporary stable yard, so he can be looked after professionally, will take effort, stress on the horse and money from your pocket.
There are also several hidden costs involved in keeping a horse: physios, transportation fees, farriers, stable management and care, as well as professional riders and those dreaded vet bills too.
But if you really are happy with the investment you will have to find, then the best place to find a horse for sale is online at Horse Scout where searching for an equine friend is really very easy.
The site offers a chance to filter just the right horse you are looking for. Checking and filtering services on the website are easy. The first drop down menu will be to decipher the type of horse you want.
It might be a cob, endurance or just a hacking horse you require. Then decide whether you want a pure breed or part one. There are over 120 various select breeds in the UK at the moment, although not all breeds are listed for sale. Usually European warmbloods and thoroughbreds are most commonly sourced horses when looking to buy.
When you search through the site you can calculate the age of the horse you want. So if you are only interesting in buying a 4 year old, filter the results accordingly. However, age is not the only filter to narrow down your search for the best horse: you may wish to invest in a colt, filly, gelding, stallion or a mare – it’s entirely up to you.