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Horses for Sale in Texas
Texas Equine Classifieds, Facebook Pages, and Horse Breeders
Find your perfect horse in Texas
No matter where you live in the Southwest United States, horse purchase options are considerable since one of the world's largest horse populations resides in Texas. Texas hosts over one million horses, and the quarter horse is recognized as the official state horse. In Texas, quarter horses are the horse of choice as is western style riding. With numerous very large cattle ranches throughout the state, working horses dominate the sale listings. But there are plenty of sport horses and dressage horses for those English riding equestrians.
Available Horses by Discipline
Horses may be found with all training levels and disciplines including All-Around, Barrel Racing, Breeding, Bucking Bronc, Calf Roping, Competitive Trail, Cutting, Draft, Dressage, Driving, Equitation. Endurance Riding, English Pleasure, Eventing, Field Trial, Five Gaited, Fox Hunting, Gaited, Halter, Harness, Hunter Hack, Hunter Under Saddle, Jumping, Mounted Shooting, Park, Pleasure Driving, Pole Bending, Polo, Racing, Ranch Work, Reining, Rodeo, Roping, Show, Team Penning, Team Roping, Trail, Western Pleasure, Working Cattle, Working Hunter, and Youth.
Off-The-Track-Thoroughbreds (OTTB) Adoptions
Several horse rescue and rehabilitation organizations in Texas offer OTTB horses that are suited for second lives in the show ring or just as general use horses. These horses are available for adoption with a modest rehoming fees.
The Remember Me Retired Racehorse Program was formed by racehorse trainers and volunteers to assist retired and injured racehorses after their careers at the track are over. We accept, rehabilitate, and retrain ex-racehorses with the hopes of finding them new homes with responsible owners.
LOPE helps at-risk racehorses find second careers, while inspiring young people through horsemanship education.
When purchasing a horse at almost any level, it pays to have an equine veterinarian do a pre purchase exam to assure the horse's soundness and suitability. The buyer or an agent should be present at the exam, so any questions and concerns can be addressed in person.
The pre purchase examination is a veterinarian's evaluation of the horse to discover any problems that might affect the horse’s current or future performance and health. Most pre purchase exams include a physical exam where the heart, lungs, eyes, conformation, skin, teeth, legs, and feet are evaluated.
After the initial exam, the horse’s gaits are evaluated (in hand, under saddle or both) before flexion tests are performed to identify any areas of soreness. The buyers should obtain a detailed medical history from the seller, including any radiographs, ultrasounds, vaccinations, dentals, lameness, joint injections, illnesses, etc.
If the buyer is comfortable with the findings of the examination up to this point, further diagnostics can be pursued. Radiographs are recommended to check for any boney abnormalities, particularly of any potential problem areas identified during the exam. A full set of radiographs is always recommended and will provide a “baseline” should any issues arise in the future.
Ultrasound can be performed on any old injuries, or thickened tendons. Additionally, laboratory testing can be performed, most commonly general health screening and toxicology (drug testing for any pain killers, sedatives or other medications). When all lab and x-ray results are complete, the buyer is sent the final report.
Veterinarians do not “pass” or “fail” a horse in a pre-purchase exam. Their purpose is to provide information to the buyer about the horse’s condition, and it is up to the buyer to decide whether or not to purchase the horse. Because of information gathered, these exams have saved many horse buyers much heartache and financial distress.
Horse breeds available include Miniature Horses, Pony, Arabian, Morgan, Frisians, Quarter Horse, Warmblood, Gypsy Varner, Lusitano, Thoroughbreds, Connemara, Paso Fino, Percheron, Paint, Shire, Trakehner, Norwegian Fjord Horse, Oldenburg, Mustang, and more.
Texas has numerous horse breeders, including quarter horse breeders, race horse breeders and sport horse breeders.
Horse Adoption in Texas
Texas horses are available for adoption at one of many Texas equine rescue organizations. These horses are evaluated by licensed rescue organizations and are deemed suitable for adoption in terms of health and temperament. Designated horses are available to be rehomed to qualified adopters at a small fee.
Find thousands of horses offered for sale in one of Texas's many classified websites or Facebook pages. Several of the most dependable classified sites are listed here and provide a good place to start your research. You will get a good feel about what is available and at what price.
Texas Horse Classifieds