Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Instead of buying, why not lease first? That way, you'll get the horse owning experience but won't have the full expenses dropped on you.
Unless you're working full time, it'll be difficult to keep a horse. They need routine farrier care, as well as yearly vaccinations and teeth floatings. Not to mention, what happens if the horse gets sick or goes lame? Will you have the money to pay costly emergency vet bills, or ongoing medical treatment?
The purchase price is the LEAST amount you'll ever pay for a horse; it's their continual upkeep that will drain your finances, especially if you're unable to budget properly.
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