During the pandemic and due to the impossibility of travel, many horses were sold remotely, without buyers being able to come and try the horses.
This new trend has led to the emergence of many horse selling groups on Facebook, where many people have the opportunity to place ads……
People who, often, are not the owners of the horse, even if they present themselves as such and who, most of the time, have not even seen the horse they are advertising. People who are only looking to get a commission on the sale and who don't care if the horse is healthy or if it will be suitable for the buyer.
Thus, what in principle seems to be an advantage, because you can see many offers without leaving home, currently becomes a headache for the rider who is looking for his ideal horse, because everything is mixed up.
We see hundreds of adverts scattered in many different places with all kinds of breeds, ages, dressage levels, prices... adverts for very nice horses at very low prices that won't pass a veterinary check… advertisements that lack information and that you have to contact to find out if it is within our budget or where the horse is…
An endless amount of disorganized information that takes us hours to decipher and is impossible to classify and track.
So what do most people who want to buy a horse do?
They choose 3-4 horses that are in the same area and go to see them.
Do they find what they are looking for?
Maybe yes or maybe no...
No, because the cheap ones are in poor health or have a behavioral problem, and the good looking and healthy ones come at a much higher price than they were willing to invest.
Or yes, but they had to pay a lot more than they originally planned.
And it's not surprising...because horses, neither in Spain nor in Portugal, have the same price for a person coming from abroad as for a person from the country.
It doesn't matter if you speak perfect Spanish…it will help you to understand each other, but not to get the best price.
Iimagine now that you are from the country, that you know who can have the horse you are looking for, that they are not going to deceive you because they know you and because you are a reference in the Iberian horse market with more than 12 years of experience...
Would you keep watching the ads and trying your luck?
Or do you go directly to see the horses that your contacts have for sale?
If the answer to the second question is YES, then I suggest you join me on the proposed dates and places in the schedule above.
We will have a preliminary interview, to understand exactly what you are looking for and if I see that I can help you find what you are looking for within your budget and you decide to join me;