Buying horses

Go straight to expert advice on buying horses

Buying 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 also explain how much it costs to own a horse for those looking to buy or loan a horse for the first time.

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 Horse & Hound’s horses for sale service. You can search for horses that fulfil 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?