If you’ve been horse riding for a while now, you’ve probably heard of some legendary equines. Most horses are the stuff of legend usually because of their success on the racetrack or on the competitive riding circuit. Others are renowned because of the successful careers of the foals they have sired. The more famous and successful a horse is, the more expensive they become.
But the thing is, an expensive horse doesn’t guarantee the best in show award every time. “You get what you pay for” does not hold true every time you buy an expensive equine partner because, just like in any investment, there is much risk involved. A thoroughbred with the best pedigree possible could underperform on the racetrack, while a stallion with a so-so competitive career might sire stellar foals that would snatch up ribbons left and right.
There are several factors behind the price of an expensive horse, but it’s best to view these as more of guidelines and not as an assured spot on the podium. There’s a certain amount of trust, luck, and faith in the riding pal that you’ll be purchasing. Instead, let’s talk about why, even with all the risk involved, purchasing an expensive equine might still be a good option for you. If you are only beginning to shop around for an expensive horse, there are a few points to consider before pushing through with your first purchase.