I bought Frida for 1000.00
Her initial vet bill was 400.00
Her board each month is 450.00 (full care)
Her feet get trimmed every 6-8 weeks (45.00)
Her saddle and training equipment cost over 2500.00
I had to buy blankets, about 600.00
Training instructor 360.00 a month
Rider apparel - again over 1000.00, but I got alot for Christmas.. ;)
Not to mention brushes, books on owning and training horses, treats, sprays, medicaments, grooming supplies, leg wraps, halters, lead ropes, stall toys, buckets, etc etc etc.
But owning a horse is truly gosh-darn priceless, and the first year is the pits, because you have to collect everything for all seasons.
^^^ Totally 100% ture there is NOTHING better then owning your own horse!
I am 19 and I work part time to pay for my horse. I also work at the barn a couple of times a week for lessons.
I never really liked leasing horses..(for me it just never really felt real, and the horse owners I had to deal with were really mean to me) now I'm not saying all horse owners that lease out there horse are mean..but my experences were not great.
So I finally decited to get my own horse.. starting off was the hardest part
2000$ for my guy
Almost 1700$ for NEW tack
And then the vet check!
Where I am now Its 425$ for indoor board..I pretty much spend all of my money each pay check on paying for him and the loan I had to get for school!
BUT I woulden't have it any other way.
Once I actually move out and have to pay rent and everything.. he's going to have to go outside for board...which really does not bother me at all as long as there is an arena..
Anyway that's my story lol
I've got a better idea. Ask your parents why they won't let you get a horse. If they respong by saying "a horse is harder to handle than you think" or "it's a lot of work to keep a horse" then make a deal with them. Tell them you'll volunteer at some ( rescue? ) horse place for a few months or so and if you still want a horse by then, you'll be aloud? Something like that. Also say you'll do chores around the house and do whatever needs to be done if your parents pay for the horse. It worked for me, but then again I board my horse at my house and don't have to pay for a bording fee, which can range from $150-$300 monthly...
You can work at some place for free where you'll be boarding your horse and maybe they'll give you a discount in the price to keep your horse there.