Planning A Horse Purchase (HC100)

Wednesday Evenings: 7p – 9p, April 22 – May 20, 2020

Buying a horse is the easy part. Learn what you need to know to choose the horse that is right for you and what to expect for ongoing care and expenses. This is an ideal course for those considering or planning to become a horse owner and especially young riders who need to understand the commitment. Family members are encouraged to participate and a discount for parent and child is available.

Course Outline:

  • Choosing Your Horse
  • Making your budget
  • What horse is right for you
  • Personality, Breed, Size
  • Horse confirmation
  • Making your selection
  • Health checks
  • Sales agreement
  • Care & Feeding Considerations
  • Choosing stabling options & stable
  • Choosing health care professionals
  • Choosing hoof care professional
  • Regular horse health requirements
  • Health care records
  • Basic nutrition requirements
  • Choosing hay, feed and supplements
  • Tack & Equipment
  • Basic grooming supplies
  • Basic tack needs
  • Saddles and saddle fitting
  • Blanketing
  • Choosing a trailer


The class meets every Tuesday evening for five weeks. It includes classroom and practical instruction. Students are expected to come prepared to take notes and actively participate.

Your Instructor

Jim “Hutch” Hutchins
Hutch began his horse journey in earnest almost 20 years ago with a beautiful, but troubled, Thoroughbred from off the track. He quickly realized he “knew nothing about horses.” Over the years he has owned as many as seven horses and cared for as many as 27. This experience gave him the knowledge and perspective necessary to understand the challenges of selecting the right horse for the right owner and  facilitating a forever relationship. He has helped many students find the horse that is right for them and what to anticipate in making this big decision.


$400 Individual
$650 Parent & Child
$250 ea. Equine Groups (4H, Pony Club, etc.) Min. 3 students
$100 deposit required to hold your spot.

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Northwest Natural Horsemanship Center
32925-A SE 46th St.
Fall City, WA 98024