Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Stevens Point, WI
Wow, after reading all the posts about budgeting and saving and everything, I see the benefit of being the oldest person in this thread. This is probably the reason that there aren't many 20-something people who are horse owners. Teens still get thier parents to pay for stuff, and people my age or older are more established and settled so money isn't as much of an issue. Don't get me wrong, I still have to budget since I live in town and will have to board my horse. Luckily it's a small town though, only a 12 minute drive from my house to the stable I'll be keeping her. It's a little pricey, but this barn is, in my opinion, the best in a 50 mile radius. I'll be paying $275/month for pasture boarding, but that includes hay in the winter (which are long in central wisconsin) grain, a very large indoor arena, a smaller indoor working area, two outdoor arenas, heated tack rooms, a horse trail that runs along the back of the property, and access to some great trainers who board/train there and are always willing to give tips.