Go straight to expert advice on buying horses

Buying horsesBuying a horse is an exciting experience, but it is also full of pitfalls for the unwary. From choosing the right horses to view through to pre-purchasing vettings, H&H is here to help you every step of the way.

As well as our ultimate guide to buying a horse, this section is packed full of useful tips and case studies to help you make your buying experience as simple and enjoyable as possible.

We have spoken to top riders to find out what they look for in a horse for a particular discipline, as well as legal experts to offer readers advice when the unthinkable happens and it all goes wrong. These are worth a read to ensure you don’t find yourself in the same predicament. Probably the best piece of advice to bear in mind is that when buying horses, as in life, if something appears to be too good to be true, then it probably is. Trust your gut instinct and if things don’t appear to add up, walk away.

That said there are many honest sellers out there, and we hope that we will be able to help you find the horse of your dreams via the Horse & Hound online horses for sale service. You can search for horses that fulfill your requirements, save your search and request email alerts when new horses are added, meaning you don’t have to spend hours and hours trawling through the latest adverts online. So what are you waiting for?

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It’s a well-known fact that when you’re looking to buy a horse, you’ll have to kiss a lot of frogs before you finally find your prince. It’s just like dating or buying a house – what sounds great on paper is often very different in reality! And chances are you’ll…

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If you want a horse or pony that's (probably) going to look after you in all sorts of situations, take a look at our selection of cobs for sale on the Horse & Hound website this week

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If you're not afraid of using a little elbow grease to spruce up your horse, take a look at our selection of greys for sale on the Horse & Hound website this week