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Millions of people enjoy their horses each day. The horse owner can receive years of enjoyment and satisfaction from locating and buying the RIGHT horse. The physical exercise and mental relaxation derived from a safe, well-trained horse can justify the expense associated with this form of recreation. A ride on a trail, completing a difficult hunt course or teaching a foal to lead are experiences that happen daily in the lives of horse owners.

The relationship between a horse and rider can be unparalleled if the right horse is chosen. This fact sheet will assist horse owners in not only locating but also selecting the most appropriate horse for their needs and desires. There are many considerations and questions to evaluate when selecting a horse. Many of the considerations are directed at the horse, while others involve the rider or the compatibility of the horse and rider.

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TNH 3002 3/03 E12-4415-00-022-03

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