I’m sure you’ve heard it 100 times – Horses are a Huge Responsibility. If you don’t have the time or resources to care for a horse, give it the attention it needs (and they need a lot of attention year round!!), vet care, farrier care, dental care are all crucial for a horse! Yes, finding the right vet for you and your horse is important, but so are they! The horse will be the cheapest part of this new adventure – be prepared, have funds set aside for emergencies, if a horse can get hurt, they will! I’ve been told by many that a horse could get hurt in a padded stall – yep, its true too! So do your research, REAL research prior to buying a horse. There are still great places to go trail ride and it is way cheaper to just have fun that way too!
What does a professional farrier charge
What do annual vaccinations cost?
Dental Care? Yes, many behavior problems can be found with dental appointments
Chiropractor? Oh Yes! If your perfect horse acts up – there IS a reason!
Have you heard??? No Hoof No Horse – many have missed rides when they have issues
Every child (and adults) want a horse. I begged for years! My husband purchased my first horse for me when I was 30+ years of age. I can tell you, I still did not do the right research! My first horse was a “Very Experienced, Well Trained – 2 year old gelding” Yes, there isn’t one that I would recommend a new horse owner – we learned and I loved that little Brat! I have been known to highly recommend at least a 15 year old for a beginner – nothing wrong with a 20 year old either! But, you will have fun – or at least laugh a lot later!!