I'm buying my first horse, is this one right for me?
A successful venture in buying your first equine partner starts first with knowing exactly what will suit your riding abilities. It is important to be honest and realistic about your riding capabilities when looking for your next horse. It is also important to practice correct horsemanship habits with an accredited trainer while learning ' the ropes ' in the Equine industry. We urge that any new rider brings an accredited trainer with them while trying horses to ensure a proper fit. Horses at LB Equine Sales are evaluated on a trial period and then are represented honestly and to the best of my belief, however, are never guaranteed.
Ive had my horse home for a month now. Why isnt he the same horse as the time that I tried him?
It is the buyers responsibilty to practice correct horsemanship otherwise good horses can be ruined in a matter of time. Horse trainers are just like doctors and mechanics. Some are good and some are bad; unfortunately it takes a bit of trial and error to find the one that best suits your needs. If the horse rode/behaved better before you made the purchase chances are you have done the damage. I always recommend that a novice rider work along side a good trainer to keep the wheels on good horses.
Do you allow trial periods?
At this time we do not permit potential buyers to take horses on trial periods do to liability issues. You may come to my facility to try the horse as many times as you would like given the horse is not sale pending.
Can I vet check this horse?
Absolutely. Vet checks are welcome and encouraged at buyers expense. Contact us for a list of veterinarians in our area.
What forms of Payment do you accept?
Cash or wire transfers. No exceptions. Board rate of $15 a day begins after the 3rd day after signing of the sales agreement.
Do you take in trade horses?
Do you ship horses?
95% of our horses sell sight unseen to out of state clients. All transportation of purchased horses are the buyers responsibility. LB Equine Sales can help with arranging transport if needed. We have a network of shippers that go regularly to the East & West Coasts, as well as straight North. Please message us for a shipping quote. All Horses that require shipping out of state require a Health Certificate which is charged to the buyer, $50.
Do you hold horses?
*Holding Deposit Policy Change*
Starting in 2020, we will NO longer be accepting holding deposits. Horses are 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐞, and are
𝐚𝐯𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐥 𝐩𝐚𝐢𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐥. If you have an appointment booked to try a horse, vet out a horse, etc. this does NOT mean we are holding the horse for you. We apologize for the inconvenience.
For questions regarding this new policy, please feel free to email me.
Airport & Hotels
The closest Airport to our Ranch is Dallas LoveField Airport, which is 50 miles (about an hour + traffic ) away. Hotels range from 10-15 miles away from our Ranch: Holiday Inn Express of Terrell, La Quinta Inn Terrell, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriot Terrell.
Important Policy Change.
Our time is very valuable. Especially in the Summer, when the heat dictates when we can ride. Due to this, we are following suit with many other Sale Facilities and are implementing a Booking Fee. This fee only pertains if you are trying a horse in person. This fee will be collected the DAY of the appointment, and will ONLY be refunded if the horse sells PRIOR to you coming out and trying it. This fee pays for our time and allows us to dedicate 100% of our attention to you. This booking fee is non-refundable and WILL go towards the price of the horse if you elect to purchase it.
Booking Fee Schedule as followed:
$100 for horses priced 10k <
$150 for horses priced 11k >
A bank letter showing proof of funds for any horse priced over 20k will now be required upon scheduling an appointment with us.
This booking fee is not a holding deposit, and will never substitute as a holding deposit. We stand firm with our no deposit policy. All our horses are first come first serve.
Thank you for your cooperation.