Our thoughts on horses are: Myself - Quarterhorse or maybe a Paint, Helena - she is thinking a Gypsy. We will only do Trail riding so no special training or jumping. We expect the horses to be 10-15 years old.
Our planned budget (for upfront costs only, not monthly mainenance fees):
Horses - $4,000 for the 2 horses
Tack - $2,000 for the 2 of us including saddles
Emergency care savings - $2,000
As a side:
Boarding fees - $350 ea. ($700 total)
Farrier fees - $120 total
Supplements, etc - $100
What are your thoughts on our planed budget? This also does not include the lessons throughout the summer and into next year. I am sure there will be some trainer fees in there as well.