Join Date: May 2008
Location: Jersey girl in Northern California
Monthly cost after purchase of tack and other things that don't "run out", or are maintenance (food, board, farrier, shots), would be at least 400 USD. Bare minimum! - if it's a bigger, working horse (draft, or just a plain working/showing/training horse) up the cost significantly. This of course is all dependent on the prices where you live.
Horse whisperers don't whisper to the horse....they listen to the horses' whispers.