Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
My thoughts are that taking into consideration your age and the fact that you will be basically doing this alone, I would wait on getting a horse.
As for costs, you can figure on a monthly cost of ~$100 IF you have adequate pasture to support him for the year (otherwise you may need to double that to include hay) AND you already have the proper fencing and shelter in place. That is for feed, supplements, and averaging farrier costs. Now you have to figure on vet bills for shots and whatever comes up - I would figure ~$250 for the year (set aside and ready if you need it). None of this takes into account transportation to your place, a vet check, tack, brushes and buckets, etc.. PLUS you will need a companion for her.
Next thing I would want to know is about her near front hoof - it looks odd. Overall, her conformation is so-so in any case. BTW, you don't mention her age and how she is rides.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
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Last edited by iridehorses; 05-11-2009 at 08:51 AM.