Crosses That Click
As many of our customers can tell you, the search for the "PERFECT HORSE" can be expensive and time consuming. By the time many customers arrive at VSH, they've seen (and often vetted) multiple horses without much success.
Some of our customers have even purchased a horse that they thought would work, just to find themselves being injured on a horse that isn't suitable for what they originally wanted.
Since most of today's equestrians are amateur riders, VSH has tried to take some of the guess work out of selecting your next equine partner. Our horses are selected for good conformation and good minds. They're athletic, easygoing and have a lot of personality.
Most of the horses at VSH are young, and we are often asked about amateur riders buying young horses. An article by Craig & Jan Thompson in the January 2005 issue of USEA's magazine covered the subject of the types of horses amateur riders should consider and had the following to say about "The Age Factor".
"Many amateur riders get hung up on having a horse between 8 and 12 years old, or some other equally misleading window. The thinking behind this seems to be that by this age, a horse will be mature enough to tolerate an amateur. In reality the right horse may be four, ten or 15. While age may be a consideration to the buyer, the horse doesn't know how old it is and does not care. A horse doesn't turn ten and think, "Now that I'm ten, I better let her yank my teeth out". The wrong horse for an amateur won't ever be right for the job no matter how old it is. Alternatively, the right horse for an amateur will be born as solid as Mt. Rushmore and will demonstrate this trait as early as it's career begins."
If you're looking for a wide selection of safe, sound, athletic horses, VSH is the place to look. We offer the widest selection of sport horse prospects, at the most reasonable prices, available on the East Coast.