Humans domesticated horses more than 5,000 years ago. Early horses were kept for meat and milk. Over the centuries, horses have been valuable animals to human civilization, as they were the main form of transportation for millennia. Humans have bred a variety of horses for many different purposes. Today, horses are not used as extensively as they once were for transportation or agriculture. Show horses and race horses are the stars of the modern horse world and can bring premium prices.
Many horse farms and breeders operate across the United States, many offering specialized services. Purchasing a horse can be easy if you have the right information.
The following resources will help you to find the horse that is right for you:
1. Find the horse you are looking for by searching online classifieds.
2. Use a horse breeding service to purchase a certified purebred.
3. Hire a stud service if you cannot afford to purchase a stallion, or to add genetic diversity to your herd.
Search through hundreds of horse classifieds to find the perfect animalFind the right horse at the right price by searching through nationwide classified listings. Expanding your search area may help you to find some cheap horses for sale.
Work with a horse breeder to ensure you are getting a purebred equineBreeding horses allows for the selection of specific genetic traits. Whether you are looking for a work horse, kid-friendly riding horse or show horse, there is a specific breed that is right for you.
Use a stud service to expand your herd of horses or to add new genetic traits to your herdBuilding a horse herd or expanding your existing herd requires the service of a stallion. Purebred stallions can be expensive to purchase. Use a stud service if you are not interested in purchasing a stallion, or if you are interested in adding new genetics to your herd.
- If you are buying a horse outside of your state of residence, be sure to check with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to see if there are any restrictions or vaccination requirements before transporting it across state lines.