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Could you take on an ex-racehorse?

If you’d like to own a racehorse out of training but don’t know much about the sport, learning some of the key terminology can put you ahead of the curve Read Article

Perfect partners: the vetting

When you’re happy that you’ve met your perfect match, the next step is to think about the vetting. Equine vet Juliette Edmonds guides you through the process Read Article

Perfect partners: meeting your match

The excitement of buying a new horse is one like no other, but don’t be fooled by rose-tinted glasses. Before taking the plunge, make sure you’re fully prepared Read Article

Choosing a livery yard

Picking the right livery yard for your horse is a balancing act that requires weighing up the costs, services, facilities and location. Decide what’s most important to you and your horse with H&R’s guide Read Article

How to advertise your horse

Looking to share, loan or sell your horse, but don’t know where to start? There’s a lot you can do to help find the right partner to continue his journey and make the process as smooth as possible Read Article

How to check your horse’s family tree

Ever wondered if your horse’s past contains any hidden gems? H&R has some top tips for unearthing his family tree Read Article

What to look for when buying a horse

If you’re looking to buy a new horse, finding the perfect partner is essential. Vet Laura Quiney, from the Animal Health Trust, explains how to make sure he’s fit for the job Read Article

Sharing a horse

Owning a horse can be a dream come true, but what happens when you’re short on time? And what if it’s simply not practical to have your own horse? Sharing can be a great solution, provided you get it right – Horse&Rider shows you how Read Article

The real cost of a horse

Thinking about whether you can afford a horse or want to save money on your current costs? We’ve looked into four different types of livery to see how big a hole horses burn in our wallets Read Article

Create the perfect partnership with your new horse

The key to making things work with a new horse is to take it slowly and get to know each other well Read Article

10 tips to live by when buying a horse

After some eye-opening experiences, Grand Prix dressage rider Anna Ross shares the strategies she uses to help her when buying a horse Read Article

Our tips for buying and selling horses online

There are various ways to buy and sell horses online, however, making your advert appeal to the right buyer, and avoiding scammers, can be tricky. Follow the Horse&Rider guide, to ensure you avoid the pitfalls. Read Article

Getting a refund for a horse, what are my legal rights?

Buying a horse can be a minefield: holding deposits, dodgy dealers and misrepresentative adverts can leave buyers out of pocket and sometimes faced with a horse who wasn’t what they were expecting. Luckily, our expert is on hand to help you navigate through the laws in place to help you if you end up in a tricky situation. Read Article

Pass the buck

So the time has come for you to sell your horse, but what are the alternatives to doing it yourself? Read Article

Ten things you need to know before buying a horse

The must-have guide to buying a new mount - don't head to the horses-for-sale pages without it! Read Article

Advertising your horse

There are a multitude of reasons for selling your horse. Effective advertising can take some of the stress out of the process and ensure the right home is found. Read Article

A simple guide to buying your first horse or pony

We have narrowed down the best information to provide you with a concise, basic buying guide – to ensure that you are getting the most out of your new horse! Read Article