April 05, 2022 -- Length 1:38:47
It's common to have a veterinarian conduct a pre-purchase exam. That answers the PHYSICAL questions. But the MENTAL questions are just as - and in many cases, more - important.
But exactly what do we need to look for?
Remember that the horse you're buying is more than just a vehicle. They're a cognizant, thinking animal that has memories, emotions and independent thoughts.
One of the most fundamental pillars in our success with horses is the relationship we can have with them. Is it going to work out? Not only that, we might have NO IDEA of the training the prospective horse had - and the quality of that training. Do we need to restart the horse? Do we need to work through negative associations the horse may have from previous experiences?
Join us as we take an in-depth look at the OTHER Pre-Purchase Exam. In Part I we focus on the groundwork steps we need to take to see if your prospective horse is the one for you.