Hey, everyone. I'm 17 years old (almost 18) and am starting college soon.
I have a stable that I currently ride at that is $175 a month for full care (full care at this stable is like field care, but includes vet, farrier and all the other things). I absolutely love the stable. It's not the prettiest but the owner cares for all horses, and just loves caring for them. Everyone there is so sweet and considerate and the horses are happy. (Local rescues often ask for her to foster). So that part is completely settled that's where I will board when I do get a horse.
I know I will not be able to get a horse right this second, I've been waiting for 13 years I can wait a little longer lol. I'm just starting college and have a health issue I need to care of first. Obviously college and health comes first, and I will be paying for most of my college tuition. I do want to start saving now, though so I can get a jump start. My goal is to get a horse within the next 2 years. (If that doesn't happen though it's OK) I will adopt a rescue horse, I am experienced and am willing to adopt a greener horse. The adoption fees range from $200-$600 dollars at the rescue I volunteer at.
Does anyone have any tips for saving up for a horse while in college? I will be riding english, and need to account for any emergencies that come up with the horse or stable. I know I need a blanket or two (it gets cold here in winter) and other equipment. No showing, just trail riding and jumping.
Sorry, for all the details. I just want to make sure I don't leave anything out.