Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
• Horses: 0
See in my household I would get in trouble if I took that 1100$ and basically called dibs on it to put towards a horse. Because technically half of that would be his. You should also find out ways you could save money.
Some ways I believe you can save money is:
- outside 24/7 board (opposed to stalled)
- don't bother paying someone to clip/pull manes, just learn to do it yourself from the beginning
- have your horse barefoot if he/she can be without causing soundness issues. Not all horses need to be shod on all 4.
- Buy used tack off kijiji
- Make a deal with the barn to do part of the care for your horse for a discounted price
- if you are comfortable with it, you might be able to give your horse its vaccinations, I hear some people save money that way.
Figure out what you NEED for your horse for it to be 100% healthy, sound and happy. And figure out what would be WANTS / NICE TO HAVES.
Then if you need more money/ assistance on paying for your horse you can always do small things to help save money or make more. Can you carpool instead of driving 2 vehicles (unless you do this already), take transit (if it saves you more), get a partboarder, get a better paying job, offer to help out at your barn for money or discount on boarding.