As someone who has recently bought a lot of horse equipment, I have come to realize how important it is to buy good quality items the first time around. From cheap splint boots that had to be replaced a few months later, to clippers that just barely accomplished anything, I have found out the hard way that when it comes to horse equipment you really need to know what you’re buying. So here are some tips for buying horse equipment for the first time.
Check out what other people have. See what is working and what isn’t. Ask what they like and what they don’t. You might find out some things about what you were considering to buy that might surprise you.
And going off of asking others advice, see if you can get someone who has worked with horses for a long time to go shopping with you. I really wish I could have done that, it would have saved me some money.
If you have no one to ask do some research online on what the professionals in your discipline use. It will probably be expensive but well worth it. And if you can’t afford exactly what they use, at least you will have a better idea of what to look for in the cheaper products.
And most importantly if you cant afford a good item right now, WAIT! Save up you’re money and buy a better quality item later. It will save you money, time, and be better for your horse.