You might think that buying the horse it self is going to be the most expensive part, but you're wrong. In fact, some horses are as low as a few hundred dollars. If buying a horse at auction, make sure you know that they may be dangerous. The real money is spent on food, horse shoes, and the vet bills, supplies, tack, fencing, and repairs.
To keep one horse for a year will cost you a few thousand dollars. Take the time to add up all of the costs and make sure that you can support a horse financially without spending all of your money.
If you're going to board a horse, check out the prices of the barns that you want to board at. Some provide food for you, while others require you to buy it. Their prices are different, along with the quality of the place.
Horses aren't animals that can depend on themselves completely. You'll need to find the time to ride them for exercise, feed them, clean up their stall/pasture, groom them, take them to the vet, and spend time with them.
If you can't give up a few hours of your day to work with your horse, you probably won't be able to take care of one. Horses aren't like dogs or cats. They need space, and lots of it. They need to be able to run around freely when they feel like They also need a space to stay under if it rains.
If your horse needs to take a trip to the vet, you're going to need a trailer unless you're willing to spend extra money for the vet to come to you. Trailers cost a few thousand dollars, so you need to see how you're going to get it.
Thanks for listening to my blog post about horse's.