If you aren't willing to pay the bills then no, you don't need a horse. Or any animal for that matter.
If you are financially stable enough to have this on going expense, and feel pleasure at having a horse in your name, in training, in competition or whatever else they fund, then I feel it should be very right. Think of how much better the horse industry wouldbe if we had more people with readily expendible income to just be "owners". People to say, "Sir, I want you to take care of this horse. Ride this horse for me. Feed it for me. Show it if it is good enough(it had better be good enough if I am spending money on it). Anything this horse needs I will provide at whatever rate you suggest."
And if the horse IS good enough, the owner will have the benefits of prize money should the horse be shown and win.
*sigh* We need many more people like that in this world.
Last edited by LadyDreamer; 02-24-2009 at 11:49 AM.