Next Issue, June 2016:
7 Horse-Hunting Hints
You know what you’re looking for in a dream horse -- you just need to locate him and make sure he’s the one right for you. Here are seven great places to start your search. Sidebars: Boost your horse-buying savvy; A Home for Every Horse.
BY CYNTHIA MCFARLAND
Stock-Breed Conformation Guidelines
As you shop for your next trail horse, learn how to judge stock-horse conformation with top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight. She tells you which conformation traits are desirable – and undesirable – for trail riding, and why.
BY HEIDI MELOCCO WITH JULIE GOODNIGHT
Here’s an expert guide to evaluating the gaits of smooth-gaited horses in the arena and on the trail from two seasoned Missouri Fox Trotter owners, as well as top gaited-horse trainers Ernest Herschberger and Dawn Johnson. .
BY KENT AND CHARLENE KRONE
Fair & Square: Equine Appraisal
Before you seal the deal, consider seeking out the services of an equine appraiser to evaluate your prospect and help you determine whether the price you’re being asked to pay represents the fair market value of this specific horse in today’s equine market. Bonus: How to become an equine appraiser.
BY JENNY SULLIVAN