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Horse Buying Checklist | Trisha Wren, Animal Communicator

Are you thinking about buying a new horse? Have you written a ‘horse buying checklist‘, so that you’re clear up front exactly what you’re looking for?


You’ve probably already written a list of the things you’re looking for in a horse – temperament, breed, height etc – and the things that are non-negotiables, like your upper price, min or max age, health.

Hopefully you’ve also got clear and realistic costs in mind, so that you know what you can afford. Not just your budget for the horse itself, but also –

  • what your yearly expenses will be (grazing / livery / agistment; dentist; farrier; feed),
  • a tack and equipment budget,
  • extra funds for all those unexpected things, whether it’s vet bills, transport fees, bodyworkers or whatever.

Your horse buying checklist will likely include a list of questions to ask the owner

  • how long they’ve had the horse,
  • what they did with him,
  • what his diet is,
  • competition record,
  • health record.

Plus things like

  • how he is to lead,
  • what he’s like for the farrier and dentist,
  • how he loads and travels,
  • how he is turned out with or riding with other horses,
  • what he’s like after he’s had time off,
  • whether you can ride him out alone etc.

If you’re spending a significant amount, or if you’re going to insure the horse – or, just for peace of mind – you’ll probably be getting a vet check, and you might even get your own bodyworker to check them over.

You could even talk to other people who know the owner or the horse, eg farrier, people at riding club etc – it would be good to know in advance if everyone in the riding club avoids that particular horse like the plague, and why!

Here’s where an Animal Communication session can complete your horse buying checklist.

Animal communication sessions can get you a different, deeper level of information, direct from the horse.

Find out –

  • are you and this horse actually meant to be together?
  • what kind of relationship will you have?
  • how suited is he to what you want to do with him – and does he want to do that?
  • is that old injury actually affecting him (and, are there others not disclosed by the owner?)
  • what are his likes and dislikes – and do they align with your plans for him?
  • plus things like diet (is he grass affected?), tack fit (especially if you’re buying his current tack), feet and much more.

If you’ve got a large list of ‘possible’ horses you’re probably not going to do this with all of them. However, if you’re deliberating between a couple of horses and just can’t make your mind up, or, you think you’ve found ‘the one’ but would like that extra clarity, an animal communication session could be the final item on your horse buying checklist.

What clients have said…

Adele said,

Trisha has done a reading for a new horse I bought and it couldn’t be more accurate with how I was feeling. So over the moon, we are so lucky to have this help from her. Thanks a million, my new boy will feel a million dollars. I highly recommend a reading and healing for your horse

and Tracy said,

People Trisha is amazing…. I have personally had readings prior to going to vets & boom … after Vets intrusive nerve blocks, ultrasounds & x-rays vets have said exactly what Trisha was “told” by my horse. Therefore Trisha is first port of call now without any stress to my horse. Yes I still think this is freaky but how can I not follow it when 4 outta 4 times Vets have confirmed what Trisha said the issue is! Don’t get me wrong Vets still are an important part of animal care but as a first or second opinion – start with Trisha. I also advised my Farrier I had had a reading – nothing more, & he also confirmed 100% exactly what Trisha advised my horse spoke to her about the problem of his foot shape. She certainly has a talent so don’t be afraid to open your mind & try.

It goes without saying that an Animal Communication session shouldn’t take the place of professional advice from your vet – but it just might fill in some blanks or help you make that final big decision.

Book your Pre-Purchase Animal Communication Session here! You can read more reviews here.

Keep connecting with your horses,

Trisha x

About Trisha

Trisha Wren has been an equine professional for most of her adult life.  She rode, competed, and taught Western Riding for 15 years in Scotland, then taught horse and rider bio-mechanics in New Zealand and Australia for 10 years.  She’s been a full time horse and animal communicator since April 2016. Find out more about Trisha here and sign up for her self paced Animal Communication course here.