This week is part two of a series about buying a barrel horse. Topics include how to search for a new horse, trying out prospective horses, getting a vet check done, things you should NOT do when buying a barrel horse and bringing your new horse home. You won’t want to miss this episode if you are in the market for a horse or will be in the future.
If you are wondering if you should be getting a companion horse, then consider this. Horses, by nature, are herd animals. They feel safer with other horses. It is just part of their natural instincts. They are meant to be in a herd, complete with leaders and followers. They know that this is the best way to ensure their survival, protecting themselves from predators. If we force them to live in solitude, do not be surprised to run into various issues.
There is a lot involved in buying a barrel horse. You do not only want to consider conformation and breeding. Training history and disposition, along with a host of other factors, need to be taken into consideration. You want to make your selection carefully when buying a barrel horse, taking your time to make sure that you make the best decision possible. If you are in this situation, read on to ensure that you avoid making the most common mistakes people make when buying a barrel horse.