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General Info

Closed Sundays.

If you’re coming to look at a horse that you’re interested in buying the best thing would be to get in touch with us and we’ll set up a time that works for both of us (519 389-5144 or northstarlivestock@hotmail.com). If you phone and we’re not around to answer just leave a message on the machine and we’ll get back to you. If for some reason you can’t keep this appointment we would appreciate it if you would give us a call BEFORE you planned to be here to let us know that you won’t be able to make it.

Directions to our farm are on the ‘Contact Us’ page of this website. If you need further directions, have any trouble on your way here, or if you are going to be delayed just give us a call to let us know.

The more accurately you represent your riding ability the easier it will be for us to help you choose the right horse. When a person over-represents their riding ability this wastes time looking at horses that aren’t suitable for them.

If you let us know what you intend to use your horse for this will again make it easier for us to help you choose the right horse. We’re around these horses all the time so we have a pretty good idea which horses will be suitable for which purposes.

The prices on our horses are firm. If a horse is priced higher than what you want to spend there’s no any point wasting each other’s time. Also if you have a horse that you need to sell before buying a new one it would be best to address that issue first. The turnover rate for our horses is very fast so please wait to enquire until you’re ready to buy your horse instead of just beginning to shop. If not, the chances are that the horse you’re looking at will have been sold before you’re ready to buy.

These horses are for sale until they are bought and paid for. If you want a particular horse but you don’t act on it, it comes down to the fact that if you snooze you lose.

Keep in mind that the horse is going to perform better for us than it likely will for you because subtle differences in riding techniques produce very different responses from a horse. It does take time for a new horse and rider to get acquainted with each other and get in sync – don’t expect this to happen immediately.

With any new horse the best thing is to ride them slow and easy for the first while until you get acquainted with each other. If you attempt to ‘put them through their paces’ right away before you are in sync you’ll just end up confusing the horse.

Keep in mind that horse are not machines – they are thinking, breathing, feeling animals that continue to learn new behaviors throughout their lives. What you put into your horse will be the main determining factor in what you get out of it. If you turn your horse out into a pasture for six months and forget about it or lock it in a stall for weeks it isn’t going to perform well when you go back to working with it. You don’t have to work with a horse for long periods of time but you do have to work with them consistently to get the best results.

We look forward to doing business with you.