"Pay someone with experience to go with you to look at the possible purchase," [Tron] says. "It will save you money." That could be a veterinarian or a farrier. He or she can help you evaluate the horse's structural soundness, starting with good feet. They'll also help you decide if the horse to the right size for you to saddle and mount. How high and how often can you lift a saddle? How's your leg flexibility and strength?