Our columnist tells how to best prepare—whether you’re buying or selling—for what is sometimes a dreaded experience.
Buying or selling a horse can be a traumatic experience. On one side the buyer has found what he hopes is the perfect horse and desperately wants it to be “The One.” On the other side of the fence is the seller, who hopes to move a horse to a good home and make some money in the process. There often are a variety of advisors or agents on either side of the equation who are expected to give their professional opinion on the suitability of the horse.
Our columnist explores why many “experts” base their conclusions on a singular experience—and shouldn’t.
I met someone at a party the other day, and he asked me about a problem that his horse had. Before I could respond, the partygoer standing next to me (drink in hand) jumped in and told the person what the diagnosis was, what he needed to do and what the horse’s problem was going to be in recovery.
Several changes happened to national and international medication rules last fall. You probably heard the controversy and discussion surrounding one or both, which isn’t surprising if you read this magazine or actively compete.
In his introductory Between Rounds, our new columnist discusses one of the primary problems in the sport horse world today.
In this day and age, there are many medications available to humans and horses. While some of these medications are quite benign, most of them have varying degrees of side effects. Some of the side effects are relatively minor, while some are rapidly fatal.
Recent national events, such as the deaths of 21 polo ponies in April, have shown us that we must take great care in what we put in our horses.