At the moment you can pick up a darned good horse for next to nothing over here. I paid €250 for my daughter's pony, and I got Bandit in a package deal with a mare & yearling for €700. If you can't fork out the €250 for a horse in the first place what is a person going to do when the horse colics, gets cast or decides to run through a fence just to see the look of horror on you face when you see the injuries?
And of course you'll struggle, for your post I'm assuming you a teen at home? You won't be working full time, ect so I wouldnt for a second think you'd have a huge amount of money to spend - and fair play for doing what your doing. But these are apparently parents looking for a horse for their child, surely they would be mature enough to realise the expense that is going to go along with the aquired horse.
That's not the point foxes as trying to get at. She said that her parents CAN afford to care for a horse, but don't think that horses are worth the money to buy the actual animal I think is the point.
My family is the same.. Here in NZ, my $1000 ottb was dirt cheap, but my parents did the whole "
you want me to pay that much outright for a horse?!" We can financially afford to care for (and to buy) a horse, in fact we have 3, and one requires special care.
My mum wants a QH to trek the farm on, she knows the expenses required to take care of a horse, we can afford the vet whenever it is needed, we have saddle fitters, feeds, dentists, chiropractors, whatever our horses need, they get... But mum did the whole "
QH are selling for over $5000?!!!" Yes mum, they are, I told you they weren't cheap.