PERHAPS your horse has served you well for years and is retiring. Maybe it has picked up a career-ending injury or, in many cases, the horse has reached the limit of its ability and no longer meets the needs of the rider.

Whatever the reason, the advancing rider will face a number of occasions in their riding career when they need to upgrade their horse, or may want to add a second horse to their string. In this article we will be taking a look at the important factors that should be considered when buying your next horse.