A Guide to Shopping for and Trying Horses

Ellison is a professional horse trainer and riding instructor. She runs a summer camp program and offers kids a safe introduction to horses.

How to Buy the Perfect Horse

I know it probably sounds weird to use the term "shop around" when talking about horses, and I certainly do not mean that I'm looking for the best deal that I can find. Obviously, we are almost all on a budget, and finding prospective horses within your budget is, of course, a priority. So, here are my tips for finding the perfect horse for your needs.

Tips for Trying Horses

  • Where to Look for Horses for Sale
  • Deciding How Far You Are Willing to Travel to Try Horses
  • Why You Should Compare Multiple Horses
  • How to Make a List of Non-Negotiables and Prospective Horses
  • How to Enjoy the Adventure and Learning Experience

Where to Look for Horses for Sale

When you are looking for a horse, always keep your budget in mind. This will determine how hard or easy it is to find prospective horses to try. It is actually very easy to find horses for sale, and here is where you should look for your potential horse if you are on a budget:

  • Horse-selling sites (on the internet)
  • Within your social circle (by word of mouth)
  • Craigslist or similar

Make a List of Non-Negotiables and Prospective Horses

I tell all customers to make a list of non-negotiables and then make a decision on the distance they are willing to travel. After these steps, come up with a list of prospective horses you want to go meet in person.

Remember to Be Patient

It is so very easy to convince yourself that the very first horse you see is perfect for you just because you are so excited to be a horse owner. Remember though, you don't want to just own a horse, you want to own one you can actually enjoy and be successful with.

Take Note of Desireable and Undesirable Traits

By trying a bunch of horses, you find out what type of horse is available in your price range. You also can meet a variety of horses. Work with the horses on the ground and under saddle, then compare what you like and don't like about them. You might not know you even like a certain trait in a horse if you have never met a horse that has that trait.

Decide How Far You Are Willing to Travel to Try Horses

Besides your list of non-negotiables (what traits you want in a horse), you should also consider the distance you are willing to travel to look at horses. Since we can now send pictures and videos so easily, you can get a good idea of what a horse is like before you actually meet it in person. If a horse looks really great in the video, you still might choose to drive that extra distance to meet it.

Why You Should Compare Multiple Horses Before Deciding

You should try a bunch of horses before you buy one. Before you make a commitment to a horse and spend the money, you want to make sure this really is the horse for you. We hope to give our horses forever homes, right? Impulsive buying does not lead to this!

Video: A Detailed Commentary on Trying Horses

Enjoy the Adventure and the Learning Experience

Horse-shopping is an adventure and a learning experience. Remember, even if you try a whole bunch and think you have found your dream horse, have your trainer or instructor come and check them out. Keep in mind that you pay your trainers for assistance because they are experts in the field, so take advantage of their knowledge.

Don't Rush the Decision

When it comings to making that final decision, don't be in a rush. There are so many horses out there, and it is worth taking the time to find the right one—both for your sake and the horse's!

Another one still holding a place on our list, River.

© 2019 Ellison Hartley

I. Introduction

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Equine Welfare

The ASPCA is dedicated to ensuring good welfare for all equines. To that end, we’re developing innovative programs and partnerships with the equine welfare community, as well as equine industries, to help at-risk, abused or neglected horses, and horses in transition.

Our efforts to protect equines focus on three main areas:

Helping Horses Find Homes

The ASPCA aims to help horses transition to new careers and safe homes by increasing the number of successful horse adoptions. One way we are working toward this goal is through The Right Horse Initiative, which became an ASPCA program in November 2019. The Right Horse Initiative is solely focused on massively increasing horse adoption in the United States through collaboration and a dialogue of kindness and respect. The program unites both equine industry and welfare stakeholders to innovate and promote equine adoption as a method of finding your right horse.

An estimated 1.2 million households—or approximately 2.3 million adults—in the U.S. have both the resources and desire to adopt an at-risk equine. Through our online adoption portal, My Right Horse, we seek to connect at-risk horses with these potential adopters. Recognizing both the need and the public desire to help these horses and the organizations that care for them, in 2020 we launched a horse-fostering campaign and added functionality to My Right Horse listings that allows users to indicate their interest in fostering an equine.

For many horse owners, lack of access to affordable veterinary care in times of financial hardship puts horses at risk. Our equine safety net programs are designed to keep horses and their owners together, provide humane end-of-life options or find a new, loving home for the horse. When someone is unable to keep their dog or cat, there are safe havens where owners can bring their pets. This is not always the case for horses. Without an option for safe relinquishment to a shelter or rescue, horse owners are often left with few alternatives, and horses’ welfare can suffer.

In July 2018, we launched the ASPCA Regional Support Center in partnership with The Right Horse Initiative. The Center, which was based near Dallas, Texas, was a six-month-long pilot program serving several Texas counties that provided an option for horse owners to relinquish a horse they can no longer care for and offered access to certain veterinary services for horses in need.

During its operation, the program helped nearly 60 equines. The ASPCA collected data to determine how the Center positively impacted horses and owners in the pilot area and what opportunities may exist to implement similar programs in other locations across the country. In August 2019, the ASPCA opened a second ASPCA Regional Support Center pilot program in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This program offers assistance for owned equines in the surrounding area, such as rehoming opportunities for horses, mules and donkeys who need new homes, and basic veterinary care to help horse owners in need of support. Through this work, the ASPCA can improve the welfare of equines, and share learnings with the animal welfare community across the country. The goal is to determine opportunities to expand the service area and implement similar programs in other locations across the country.

To further increase the likelihood that horses can remain in their homes, the ASPCA is collaborating with local veterinarians on The Vet Direct Safety Net pilot program, in which veterinarians identify and provide services to horse owners in their communities who may be in need of support.

In 2020, the ASPCA announced a partnership with the American Association of Equine Practitioner’s Foundation for the Horse to expand the Vet Direct Safety Net program to include more practitioners across the United States. Made possible by a $50,000 grant from the ASPCA, veterinarians who participate in the Vet Direct Safety Net will be able to provide up to $600 worth of free veterinary services per animal to assist horse owners in need of emergency stabilization procedures or compassionate euthanasia if needed.

In addition, we have funded the development of the American Horse Council’s microchip look-up tool, which will help provide reliable means to identify horses to better assist them through safety net programs, prevent theft and monitor their welfare. Microchips can also help to reunite lost horses with their owners if disaster strikes.

Combating Cruelty and Responding to Crises

The ASPCA has always been at the forefront of disaster response and cruelty intervention. Our National Field Response team has helped tens of thousands of animals, including horses and other equines, displaced by hurricanes, wildfires, mudslides and other disasters.

The ASPCA also deploys at the request of federal, state and local authorities to assist in animal cruelty cases. We help with investigations, forensic evidence collection, rescuing animals and transporting them to safety, providing sheltering and care for the animals, and providing legal services to bring those responsible to justice.

Legislation is another key component in protecting horses and preventing cruelty. The ASPCA works to protect animals and provide for their wellbeing through legislative and policy work to improve the lives of all horses and end horse slaughter.

A Guide to Shopping for and Trying Horses - pets

With the exploding ownership of pets in the US, more and more businesses have become animal-friendly. Apart from small or family-owned businesses, you find that a growing number of retail stores or shopping malls have a sign in front of the window: “No dogs except service dogs allowed.” The number of pets has greatly increased in recent years, which promotes the establishment of the pet industry and builds a large industry chain, including pet foods, toys, supplies, clothes, courses, and pet-friendly restaurants, hotels, and shops. Today I will talk about shopping with your dog.

In this article:

1. Is shopping with your dog a simple matter?

For people, shopping seems to be a relaxing and enjoyable way to spend time. For pets, it is an expectant and exciting thing to go outside with a dog handler. However, it is not easy to go shopping with a pet. For most animals, it is probably scary to come to places with many people for the first time. This is also a threat or intimidation for humans. The place full of strangers and activities, new smells and unfamiliar sounds will increase anxiety and insecurity. By contrast, dog’s growling and gnashing of teeth could bring unpleasant and stressful feelings to other customers. In some grocery stores, dogs might be attracted to the tasty food and mess up the shelves. Therefore, to avoid some unnecessary troubles, many retail stores are off limits to dogs.

However, some well-behaved dogs, such as service dogs and therapy dogs, are allowed to go with their carers in shopping malls or shops, although on the door is a “No pets” sign attached. The question of whether or not I can shop with my dog depends on the manager’s decision in different shops. They prefer dogs that are friendly and socialized.

2. How should you prepare your dog?

Going into a crowded place is a new experience for a dog, so it is best to train it as a puppy step by step.

First, spend time with many people outdoors. If your dog is accustomed to walking on a leash in a peaceful park, you can take him into an area with lots of pedestrian traffic and take him for a walk there. As he can gradually get used to mingling with strangers, try to approach the outskirts of shopping malls so he can experience its smells. Then you can walk the same route with him several times until he stays calm and comfortable by your side in the crowd.

Second, now it is time to go inside. These days, more and more shopping malls welcome customers with dogs. To reduce the dog’s anxiety, it is best to visit the malls when they are not too busy. After receiving the permission from the staff or the guard, you can visit the indoor mall with your dogs, but can not enter any shops yet. Walk with him on a leash and let him become familiar with the smells and activities until he calms down without aggression.

Third, go inside a store. It is recommended to start with a store he is interested, such as a pet store. He will feel familiar and comfortable with the smells of food and toys. Once he has presented himself in a friendly and calm manner, it is time to explore the other areas like the supermarket and clothing stores.

Although many large retailers have dog-friendly policies, this does not mean each branch implements the rules. It is better to call the branch before visiting it with your dog.

3. Dog-friendly stores

Here is a list of dog-friendly stores/shops for your reference:

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