Supplies That You Must Have When Buying Your First Horse


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If you’re looking at horses for sale with plans of buying your first horse, you will want to make sure that you have the necessary supplies. Before you bring home your new horse, these items should be at your stables.

Halter and Lead

When you buy a horse, there is no guarantee that the seller will provide you with the horse’s halter and lead rope. Always bring along a halter and a lead rope of your own. When you are transporting your horse, make sure to use a halter that is either entirely made of leather or one that has a breakaway leather piece. This can help to reduce potential injury if your horse gets hung up while in the horse float.

Horse Float

While you don’t necessarily need to own a horse float, you must have access to one to transport your horse. A friend may be willing to transport your new horse for you, or you can hire a shipping company to transport your horse. If you will regularly be transporting your horse, it is more cost-efficient and convenient to have a horse float of your own, so now may be the perfect time to start looking at horse floats for sale.

Grooming Kit

You should have a grooming kit prepared for your new horse. The kit doesn’t have to be large and extravagant – you can start out with a curry comb, a soft brush, a hard brush, and a hoof pick. You will always have time to add to and expand your grooming kit later on.

Tack and Equipment

If you plan on riding your horse, you will need a saddle, bridle, and girth. Remember, though, that it is best to not buy a saddle until you already own your new horse, because you will need to find a saddle that fits the horse’s back specifically. Some owners are willing to sell the horse’s tack and equipment with the horse for an additional charge – it may be worth it to ask the seller if that is an option.

First-Aid Kit

While hopefully you won’t have to use your horse’s First-Aid kit for a while, you will definitely want to be sure that you have First-Aid supplies on hand when you bring home your new horse. Basic items like a stethoscope, bandages, wound ointment, and gauze pads are items that you can’t be without when you own a horse.

If you are looking at horses for sale with plans to buy your first horse, you will want to start picking up some basic horse care items. Doing so can make the transition to horse ownership easier.

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