1. The first thing you need to consider is your experience, you may have a picture of the perfect horse in your head but if you are just moving on from riding school ponies you may want to avoid “hot horses” such as Arabs and Thoroughbreds.As a first-time buyer you may want to consider a hardy breed that is less demanding and a quieter ride. You also need to consider the activities you want to do; a heavier type may not be suitable for eventing or endurance, but a competition horse might not be suitable for a nervous rider.
The arrival of winter means you may be thinking about ways to keep your horses safe in cold weather. In this article, Sean Whiting, Director of equestrian store Houghton Country, offers his insight into rugging and shares a few top tips for getting it right.
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