1. Buying a rescue horse.
Although rescuing a horse is excellent, this is usually more appropriate for an experienced rider. Rescue horses can be anxious and difficult – many of them have come from abusive or uncomfortable situations. This makes them difficult to rider, especially for new riders.
2. Not getting a vet check.
This is super important. All horses will have certain issues, but you need to be aware of what they are and whether they will affect your intended riding goals.
3. Not cantering the horse.
A good tip for buying a new horse is to ask the current owner to get it to canter it. Cantering isn’t as natural as trotting or walking, so you can see how well the horse has been trained and how tolerant it is.
4. Not considering your riding goals.
You might meet a beautiful horse, but if it hasn’t had experience in your riding discipline, there isn’t much point buying it.
Make sure your horse is a match with how you intend to ride it.
5. Purchasing a wild horse.
Some people like the idea of breaking and taming their own horse. For obvious reasons, this is enormously challenging and should be done by a professional.
6. Rushing into a purchase decision.
It might be work considering leasing a horse for a while. That way, you can get a sense for what horse ownership is like. Most sellers will be happy to make an arrangement along these lines.
7. Buying a young horse.
Young horses (under the age of 2) are generally cheaper, but aren’t always suitable for people with little riding experience. They require more training, and this shouldn’t be part of your first-time horse experience.
8. Not considering your riding style.
By ‘riding style’ I mean the energy of your horse and the energy of the rider. If you’re a calm, collected rider, you may fit well with a horse with a bit more energy. But if you’re an energetic, excitable rider, you should be looking for a calmer horse.
9. Underestimating the importance of a good nature.
If it’s your first horse, you definitely need one that won’t react against your mistakes. Some horses can be very touchy, so they get frustrated by mistakes made by novice riders.
10. Buying a horse without visiting it first.
Some people get very excited by online horse sales and make a purchase without visiting the horse first. This is a huge mistake. You should aim to maximise the time you spend with a horse before you make the decision to buy it.
11. Buying a very advanced horse.
A highly trained horse can appeal to people that think the skill of the horse will make them ride better. But highly trained horses need highly skilled riders. If you’re a new rider, a highly skilled horses will likely end up in frustration for you and your horse.
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5 Of Our Best Aircraft Hangars
Our Hangabuild range always results in precise, detailed buildings that perform perfectly. Our Hangabuild clients are often technically minded; they expect accuracy & precision and that’s exactly how we like to operate.
Below are 5 excellent aircraft projects we’ve put together in the past.
This control tower for the Ballarat airfields isn’t exactly a hangar, but it’s an impressive building nonetheless.
A series of hangars at the airfields of Bacchus Marsh.
At the Kyneton airfields, a large hangar with room for multiple planes and storage.
Above: Interior of a large hangar at Bendigo.
Below: A personal hangar at Bendigo.
How Building Permits and Planning Permits Differ
Building permits and planning permits are sometimes easily confused by people when building a shed. However you should be aware of the differences between these documents when going through with the construction of any type of building
The purpose of a planning permit is to give permission for the proposed development occurring on your land. A planning permit is not always required, however you should find out whether you do need one by contacting your local council’s Town Planning Office. If you do require a planning permit it must be obtained before a building permit can be issued, although both applications can be made at the same time.
A building permit, on the other hand, makes sure the building is a safe construction and in line with the Building Regulations 2017 Interim and the Building Code of Australia and Building Act 1993. Building permits can be obtained from a registered builder. Central Steel Build are registered builders, and are able to sort any client’s building permit. Any building permit issued is required to be consistent with the requirements of the planning permit.