I Need to Sell My Horse, What Are the Best Options?

You have a horse and you’ve discovered that it is too much work and time for you to keep your equine partner. Selling a horse is an easy and straightforward process and the task should be done in the correct and proper manner.

Forget advertising in the local paper and definitely rule out online trading marketplaces (like Etsy and eBay) as these markets do not permit the sale of live animals anyway. The easiest and smartest method is to contact the team at Horse Scout and you will be taken through the procedure of getting your horse put up onto the marketplace.

The advert can be made over the phone or by email. It usually costs around £40 per month to list a horse or pony for sale, and there are no hidden fees.

 But what if you have more than one horse for sale and you trade and sell horses regularly? The best way to save money on regular trading and advertising is to open a trade account. There are three level of trade by which you can open an account with: small, medium or large trading. Large traders would be those stables that sell around four horses each month.

There is also a professional services account with rolling subscriptions available on 3, 6, or 12 month accounts.

What Are the Things I Should Do Before Listing My Horse on the Marketplace?

Get your equine partner showroom ready. That means getting that coat glossy, tidying up the mane and tail and putting on new shoes. Clean him up completely and keep the horse working during the time the marketplace is open. This means a potential buyer will always get to see the horse at his best and makes a sale more likely.

There are many professional services that will tidy up a horse and make it ready for the marketplace. Check on the Horse Scout website for more details. You will also need to take some great photos of your horse. Professional photographers will be able to show a horse’s spark – a real major selling point.

Once you have a series of great photographs, create an eye-catching video too. Do not make the video too long (3 minutes no more) and be sure to include scenes of him walking, trotting and a slightly longer edit of a canter.