12 foot line with snap $34.76
22 foot line with snap $43.46
Rope halter $17.36
Total $141 or around £88 UK pounds
One months livery £400.
The kit is not actually that expensive compared to my other costs in owning and caring for a horse. I reckon the total cost for me is around £6000 / $9700 per year per horse.
I have tried buying kit from other suppliers, but can honestly say that it has never been as good as genuine kit. I have had horses stand on carrot sticks with shoes on and barely scratch it.
What I am trying to say is that I can hardly believe that there is an entire thread complaining how expensive the kit is given you only need to buy it once and bearing in mind how much horses actually cost to own if you are honest with yourself and add in all the expenses you incur.
Put another way, if I manage to play with my horse for 1 hour a day ( I don't include all the stable management time, but the actual riding/play time) then that hour costs £20. Averaging 1 hour a day all year round whilst working full time, having the occasional holiday, horse sickness etc etc is actually quite difficult to achieve so I am being generous here.
By buying good quality, proven kit, I am not going to loose any time with my horse due to broken kit. Each hour lost costs me around £20
Thus the entire kit to get started is equivalent to around 4 hours play. The stick, about 90 minutes !!
I know these figures might shock some, but keeping a horse in part livery in the UK just outside London is expensive. And with both me and my wife in work part livery is actually the only option for us if we want to own horses at all.