Purchase Exams


Prepurchase Exams: Not a Yes or No Answer

August 05, 2016

Learn what a buyer and veterinarian need to be aware of when conducting an equine prepurchase examination.... Read More


August KENA Meeting to Focus on Horse Buying

July 19, 2016

Woodrow Friend, DVM; Melissa Moore; and Laura D'Angelo will discuss what buyers should consider when purchasing a horse.... Read More


I'm Selling My Horse. What Should I Disclose?

July 16, 2016

Misrepresenting a horse could land you in some serious legal trouble. Here are tips on how to protect yourself.... Read More


Choosing the Right Horse for Happy Trails

June 23, 2016

Follow these tips when searching for the best four-legged trail riding partner.... Read More


Prepurchase Exams are Rarely Black and White

June 06, 2016

Prepurchase exams range from the cursory glance-him-over to the four-figure exam with every imaging angle imaginable.... Read More


The Prepurchase Exam: What to Expect

May 03, 2016

The decision to buy a horse is a big one, and the prepurchase exam is an important step in the process.... Read More


Rehoming Your Horse? Remember These Tips

January 13, 2016

Finding a safe home for a horse is not an easy process. Do your homework to ensure your horse lands in a good place.... Read More

The prepurchase veterinarian works for and is paid by the buyer and should be impartial and have no financial stake in the sale. The buyer owns the rights to the obtained information, including radiographic images (X rays) and test results.


The Horse's Top Blog Posts of 2015

December 26, 2015

Popular blog topics included pasture management, old horses, saddle fit, trailer safety, and more.... Read More


Addressing Old Racing Injuries in Prepurchase Exams

December 23, 2015

How do I explain a horse's previous injury to a potential buyer?... Read More


Choosing an Ex-Racehorse

November 11, 2015

Before you take the plunge, learn what to be wary of as well as what to expect when choosing an ex-racehorse.... Read More


Hoof Radiographs: More Than Meets the Eye

August 12, 2015

Something on the X rays looks a bit off--is it significant or of no consequence? It depends on what you find.... Read More


The Conformationally Challenged Athlete

July 20, 2015

No horse is perfect, and many with conformational flaws go on to compete successfully. What can you live with and how?... Read More


Sizing Up Off-Track Thoroughbreds for Other Disciplines

May 07, 2015

If you're an off-track Thoroughbred owner, what characteristics did you look for in your prospect?... Read More


When on Trial, Put it in Writing

January 16, 2015

Before you send a horse out on trial or lease, be sure to put all the details of its care in writing.... Read More


Prepurchase Exams Can Reveal Cardiac Problems

December 31, 2014

Learn about the cardiac abnormality one veterinarian identified during a prepurchase exam and if it was a deal breaker.... Read More


Life Is Short: Just Get the Horse

December 24, 2014

After 10 horseless years, The Horse's editor-in-chief is back in the saddle on her own gelding. ... Read More


When Might a Veterinarian Watch a Horse Under Saddle?

December 11, 2014

Find out how watching a horse move under saddle can help a veterinarian during a soundness or prepurchase exam.... Read More


The Buyer's Guide to Prepurchase Exams

December 01, 2014

He might seem perfect--but before you call him yours, determine if a horse is sound and serviceable for the job at hand.... Read More


Hiring a Horse Broker? Get a Contract

November 19, 2014

A good contract describes what is required of involved parties and what happens if they don't fulfill their obligations.... Read More


Poll Recap: Horse Sale Selections

November 11, 2014

Of the 738 respondents, 440 (60%) said they prefer to sell horses using online or print classifieds and flyers.... Read More


Poll Recap: Horse Prices

October 07, 2014

Of the 1,858 respondents, 823 people (44%) said they paid $1,001-$5,000 for the last horse they purchased.... Read More


Drug Testing in Equine Prepurchase Evaluations

September 19, 2014

Drug screening can offer additional information pertaining to the horse's ability to fit a buyer's needs. ... Read More

The prepurchase veterinarian works for and is paid by the buyer and should be impartial and have no financial stake in the sale. The buyer owns the rights to the obtained information, including radiographic images (X rays) and test results.


Equine Prepurchase Exams

August 13, 2014

A prepurchase exam helps you evaluate a horse's health and soundness before buying.... Read More


How Much is a Horse Worth?

July 08, 2014

If you're in the business of buying and selling horses, how do you settle on a fair price?... Read More

All horses, regardless of intended use, should receive a thorough veterinary prepurchase exam.


Prepurchase Exams: A Health Care Must

June 29, 2014

Investing in an equine prepurchase exam can save horse owners heartache and money.... Read More