When buying a Pure Spanish Horse(P.R.E.)
When buying a Pure Spanish Horse(P.R.E.), first you should check iif horse’s passport was issued by the ANCEE, the only authority to verify and register Spanish horses. If the horse is older than three years. he should already be certified as a basic reproducer.
Secondly, check if the horse’s ancestors can be found in ANCEE’s genealogical book. Also check if a microchip is present, usually placed in the neck area; if this is so then make sure the number of the microchip is found in the passport. You can verify the horse’s passport by loging Pure Spanish Horse website and making a pedigree check. http://www.prehorse.info/
And lastly send a trusted veterinarian to perform a thorough check-up on the horse you’re thinking of buying. This is the only way to be sure that the horse is indeed in good condition. It is also important to remember that once the horse is handed over to you any damages sustained during the transportation to its new home is the buyer’s responsibility. This is why we recommend all buyers to acquire travelling insurance for their new horses.