So recently I discovered that some people are unaware of how much getting yearly Vet Checks can impact on your horses health. They allow trained professionals (vets) to pick up any health issues that may occur with your horse in the near future. Also at this time it allows vets to give our horses their yearly vaccinations - which is very important to the health of our horses! Depending on where abouts your located in the world, the vaccinations your horse needs can vary. But keeping your horse wormed, vaccinated, there feet trimmed (and shod - if necessary) and teeth done is very important (too me) as part of keeping your horses life style as quality as possible.
Of course, there is the issue of financial situations. But the health of your horse should be your number one priority in care of them. Buying them that pretty, purple halter even though you have a perfectly good blue one is less important. Firstly, I know buying a new halter and paying for your horses vet check is a completely different price range. But putting some money aside which you would spend on small "un-necessary" items for your horse, can easily add up. When going into purchasing your own horse, you also need to consider the financials side of things - ask yourself this "Will I be able to give my horse a quality standard of living".
Yearly vet checks, too me are very useful in the care of my horse - my vet gives me continuous updates on how my horses weight is going, his fitness levels - whether his being worked too hard, she checks out his teeth, looks at his confirmation and finally vaccinates him against potentially life threatening diseases.
Rant over (: