The horse business is just like any other, you tend to get what you pay for. A properly trained, broke horse costs more than one that isn’t ready. Gaye DeRusso, a horse trainer in Walnut Creek, California has a wonderful article about the finer points of looking for a horse and why some horses are worth more than others. With many years of experience, she makes a number of points a person or family new to horses should consider before purchasing. We liked the article well enough to link to it. If you are looking for a good horse, give some thought and consideration to her advice.
Why Does A Well-Trained Horse Cost So Much?