Watch as a horse expert explains the preliminary factors to consider when buying a horse in this free online video.

Expert: Randall B. Powell
Bio: Randall, part of a sixth generation ranching family, is an active member of the team roping community in Stephenville, Texas.
Filmmaker: Sally Martin


24 Responses to Tips for Buying a Horse : How to Choose a Horse to Buy

  1. Anonymous says:

    I want one of the horses on the ferrari badge lol ; )

  2. Anonymous says:

    there is!!! O_O

  3. Anonymous says:

    @horsecracker66 u want to buy a horse in the hundreds?? Consider taking lessons before u even start talking… There is no horse that is even remotely disciplined that costs hundreds…

  4. Anonymous says:

    It’s common sense, if you didn’t know what the video just said you should read up on horses and even take lessons before even CONSIDERING buying. 

  5. Anonymous says:

    You posted this comment 4 mounths ago so and if it doesn’t help you, I hope someone else finds it useful.
    You are a beginner and therefore I recommend you to buy a well-trained experienced horse(age 8+). Younger horses are inexperienced and often need help and support. There is nothing worse than inexperienced rider+inexperienced horse.
    For jumping warmblood sporthorses are the best(no important difference between hanoverians, KWPNs, holsteiners etc). Color does not matter at all.

  6. Anonymous says:

    thats very harsh and not true idiot

  7. Anonymous says:

    Ellis: I loooove horses <3

  8. Anonymous says:

    What was that?

  9. Anonymous says:

    way to point out the obvious dude.

  10. Anonymous says:

    what about a horse that you u r gonna use for hunter jumpers event? My family is looking for a horse that will do that, what is a good breed, age,color. I’m jumping about 2 feet now, so should I get a horse that is young, and can jump up to 4 feet, also what website could I use to find some good horses for sale? Thanx to anyone who answers!!! Please Reply, Need Help!!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Alrighty then… =)

  12. Anonymous says:

    ya but u need to check if its healthy, wild, lazy

  13. Anonymous says:

    : Don’t listen to anyone else. For your very first horse you should get a horse that is a bit older (late teen earlys twentys) who is already trained and a bit quiet. My aunt got her first horse at a rescue stable for about four hundred and she was the most beautiful thing and rode amazing. I’m buying my first this fall at a rescue stable around my age (16) and most of them ride amazing. Before you buy bond with the horse and get it checked by a vet and you should be fine!

  14. Anonymous says:

    but if you are looking to buy a horse you should know what you want!!! :l

  15. Anonymous says:

    i was always to tall im 12 and 5″ 3 or 4 now im almost as tall as my 6 foot tall dad

  16. Anonymous says:

    what if your 11 and 5,2 but your kindof scard and way 150

  17. Anonymous says:

    i begged my parents to buy me a horse

  18. Anonymous says:

    Everyone who needs that advice, should not buy a horse.

  19. Anonymous says:

    I highly agree

  20. Anonymous says:

    agreed lol

  21. Anonymous says:

    well if you want a horse that cheep its not going to be able to do anything

  22. Anonymous says:

    …wow……with the amount of error in this sentence, I highly suggest you DON’T own a horse

  23. Anonymous says:

    i want a horse sense when i was born, but im trying to get my parents to get me won 😀 but i need to find a cheap horse, like to 350 or 400 some where in the hundreds!

  24. Anonymous says:

    horses are sooo cute!!! i want to go horseback riding right now!