So, I'm still working on my budget for my "presentation" to my dad about potentially buying a horse. I have all the guaranteed expenses like farrier and boarding and vaccinations and such, but I need to make a list of supplies that I'll need. I already have most things from my lease horse, and because the mare I'm looking at is a similar size, I'm hoping that the majority of things will fit her. I'm also hoping that my instructor will let me borrow one of her older saddles until I can find one of my own. So, I'm just wondering on prices for a decent quality saddle, likely used, as I don't really want to spend a fortune on one at this point.
My other things that I'm thinking I'll need are 1) a turn out blanket and 2) a fly sheet. All the other basics I can find at my local feedshop. So if you guys can help me with prices, and sites online, that'd be much appreciated! :)