Are you searching for the right horse but don't know where to start? A question that should come to mind is whether you should buy a horse or adopt one. Either way there will be pros and cons.
Buying a horse may be the best choice you think you've ever made. But keep in mind that buying may be risky and maybe even expensive. When you buy a horse, you always ask for the horse's registration and ownership papers. You may never know if the horse you want is possibly stolen. The price of a horse when buying could range from $1,000 - $3,000 depending on the bloodlines, breed, and age. Also, always look for any health problems before buying a horse. Once you buy that horse and it comes down with something, you'll have to spend even more money that you never planned to spend. But buying a horse could be a wonderful thing too. You have a new friend to ride and play with.
Adopting a horse (my opinion) is a much better choice. Not only are you rescuing a horse, but it's a piece of mind. Adopting a horse from a rescue is the best choice anybody could make. By rescuing a horse you are not only giving it a new safe home, but you're letting it know that it can love and trust you, but you make it realize that there are actually people out there that are kind and caring. The price on the other hand may differ on the rescue that you are adopting from. The price range may be from $500 - $2000 also depending on the horse's health and bloodlines. Again always look for any health problems due to that many horses come to shelters sick and weak. But more importantly, look for the horse's behavior. Most horses in rescues are skittish and afraid of most sights and sounds. Adopting a horse will sometimes require desensitizing and a lot of patience. Once you and your horse have bonded, that bond could last a long as a lifetime.
Now that you've gone over the pros and cons of buying and adopting a horse, it's time to choose which decision will suit you.