I'm curious to know what everyone thinks: Is it necessary to own a truck and trailer if you own a horse? Recently I've been putting together some expense schedules for owning a horse (accountant here) and it doesn't seem TOO bad... Until I add in the truck and trailer. Most likely I'd buy that new (talking $20,000+), since it's not economical to have two vehicles even if one is used (two insurance plans and so forth) and I was going to buy a new car before too long anyhow.
On one hand the barn I'm going to start leasing at (and eventually boarding at) is adjacent to a HUGE government owned park where I can ride. But even so, that may get tiring and I may want to hit the trails elsewhere.