WHY WORK WITH US
The role of a horse sales agent is a broad one!
Most people are aware that horse sales agents connect sales horses and clients, but that's really just the beginning. I'm there to help facilitate the whole buying process from that initial enquiry, to your dream horse arriving at your home. After listening to your criteria, I get to work putting together a selection of horses I'm proud to offer while gathering as much veterinary and competition history as possible. When horses are being tried, I'm watching for anything unusual and making sure that the horses are tested thoroughly and properly.
The last thing I want is that my clients go home with a horse that isn't right for them. This isn't fair to my clients and it isn't fair to the horse.
COMMON MISTAKES THAT CAN BE MADE BY INEXPERIENCED BUYERS
Choosing a horse without researching the horses competition history.
A lot can be told by a horses competition history. Not only how the horse performs on competition, but holes in a horses competition history might indicate a past injury.
Not taking the time to get know a horse on the ground.
Most buyers focus only on how the horse is under saddle. The reality is that we spend the majority of our time taking care of our horses so it's important that they are just as plesant to handle on the ground as they are under saddle.
Failing to test-ride a horse under different conditions.
Testing a horse one time in a unfamilier arena when possible will tell you a lot about his character and suitability.
Not considering if you can continue to manage the horse in the way he's accustomed to.
It's important to find out how a horse is cared for on daily, weekly and monthly basis. This means finding out what his daily routine is, and also paying attention to how he is shod, fed and generally looked after. Sudden changes to a horses accustomed management routine can have a big impact on it's well being and behaviour after purchase.
Choosing a horse that isn't compatable with the ability or ambitions of the buyer.
The requirements of any rider will vary depending on their level of experience and their aspirations. It's best to choose a horse that meets these requirements to help avoid training issues that will only lead to frustration.
Getting distracted by looks rather than focusing on talent and suitability.
It's easy to focus too much on flashy looks when buying a horse rather than focusing on what will bring you long term happiness, and that's the horses ability and suitability.