* When acquiring horses directly from a racing stable or sale yard, it is important to remember that the horse has been fed a specialist racing diet, exercised regularly and will be accustomed to a racing stable routine. These horses will take time to acclimatise to their new lifestyle and unless you are an experienced rider, it may be better to seek the assistance of a retrainer or professional coach who can advise on the suitability of a horse for your riding capabilities and ambitions.
** Once your new horse has settled into its new surroundings, the work really starts. It is a wonderful journey, sometimes challenging, demanding and possibly with stressful moments. It is all well worth it in the end. Have fun!! And we look forward to hearing news of what you all get up to.
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