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Top Five Reasons Not to Buy a Horse at An Auction

By December 31, 2012

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Autumn TB mareHorse auctions can be pretty exciting to watch. You'll see a variety of horses and it can be very educational, and sometimes sadly, eye opening. Why not buy your first horse at an auction? After all, there's a good selection and the prices can be tempting. I've bought several horses at auction, either for myself, or to sell to a better home. An experienced horseperson might be able to pick up a good deal. But Top Five Reasons Not to Buy a Horse at An Auction explains why horse auctions might not be the best place to buy your first horse. (The photo is of "Autumn" a TB mare I bought several years ago at auction and sold to an experienced young woman who rode her hunter-jumper. The bidding was between and me and the meat dealer.)

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June 21, 2007 at 10:27 pm
(1) Andrea says:

i understand about buying one from ther but life is a big gamble and why not give a horse a nother chance instead of throwing them on someones plate.

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