As for the vet, we have never owned a horse. But the stable we are boarding at has a specific vet that they like, and he is only a mile down the road
. They also have a set farrier. So we will be using them. I do not plan on getting him checked out unless we need to. Unfortunetly, we just don't have the money for a hefty vet bill yet. I've known this particular horse for 4 years, so i'm not too concerned about his health.