Buying and Owning Your First Horse

Choosing a horse could be one of the most-important decisions you make. The right horse does wonders for a child and can boost confidence in any age rider.

A lot of thought needs to go into the purchase of a horse, especially your first.

The AQHA is here to help with a 17-page report packed with valuable information to help you make educated choices.

Do you know what good conformation looks like? It’s important to know that you’re purchasing a well-built, sound horse that will perform to your expectations for years to come.

Does any horse make a good kids’ horse? Kids? needs are very specific when it comes to horses. Choose wisely and create a friendship that’s second to none.

Are you aware of some of the costs involved with owning a horse? This report outlines boarding costs and other things you can expect.

Buying and Owning Your First Horse also has great information about developing a meaningful relationship with your new horse and getting the most out of horse ownership. You can download it and print it off in full-color within minutes of purchase, or save it to your computer for future reading.

For more information on horse ownership and care, go to the American Quarter Horse Association.