What Time Of year Do People Start the Search For A New Horse?
Traditionally, when do people begin to shop for that new partner for the show ring? Is the new year a time that folks begin to look at what is for sale? When do they tend to get serious about trying horses or making the purchase?
Now. I have sold four horses in the past month, have another one with some serious interest. This is typically when I sell the most horses, from October thru March. I market horses year round as a large part of my business.
Although I've still not re-adapted to cold east coast winters, I'm looking actively now. Traveling would be more pleasant in the spring and summer but I'd like to have a new horsey partner to show then
I found a new home for my retired hunter, so the search begins now. The horse i'm leasing is a month to month lease, so it ends December 31. My trainer found a few horses for me in Wellington, I will be there in a few weeks to try them out, so hopefully one of them will be right for me
Good luck! It's always exciting to try a new horse
Originally Posted by pinecone
I can't decide if I should saddle up the drama llama, dust off the clue bat, or get out my soapbox.
Start during the show season so you can see the horse in the show ring. Many people know that they are selling at the end of the season, so you can usually keep an eye on horses that are coming up for sale. Sometimes trying a few horses helps you narrow your criteria to what you really really want; or sometimes you need to broaden your horizons if you can't afford what you really really want. Plus, early networking can get you first dibs on the nicer horses that come up for sale in the fall - the good sellers will remember you and contact you if something comes their way that they think you will be interested in.