Buying & selling advice

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Buying and selling horses and horseboxesIf you are involved in equestrian sport, at some point you are likely to need to buy and/or sell a horse, horsebox, trailer or other item of equestrian equipment. Horse & Hound is here to help make your experience as smooth as possible with expert advice on how to avoid potential pitfalls.

Whether it’s avoiding the clever scammers who may target you, or how to advertise your horse to ensure a quick and hassle-free sale, Horse & Hound’s experts have been in the buying and selling business for decades. They know how to spot a real bargain from a potential money pit and can help you to buy the right one.

As well as our ultimate guide to buying a horse, we offer tips on what to do if your horse fails the vet and things to look out for when buying a second-hand horsebox.

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How to buy your ideal all-rounder

The all-rounder is often the hardest horse to buy, so be prepared to take enough time to find the right animal for you

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How do you find the perfect Pony Club pony?

Rarer than rubies, more valuable per ounce than gold, as sought after as truffles, the Pony Club gem is top of every mother’s wish list. But how do you go…

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How to buy your perfect dressage horse

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How to buy a horse at an auction

How to buy a horse at an auction

From where to look to how to survive once in the salering, this complete guide helps to explain how to go about buying a horse at auction