The Most Expensive Horse You Will Ever Buy.
Okay So You Got Your First Horse YAY!
You got a nice show horse/pony which cost you around 6,000 to 15,000 dollars.
After getting the horse you don't want the responsibility of keeping it at home either that or you don't have the room so you decide to agist the horse at your riding school.
That Costs $11.00 A Day Which Equals $77.00 A Week. That's for a stable at night, paddock during the day, being fed, included hay, being rugged at night and morning. The only thing you have to do is make and buy the food and ride the horse. Also the lessons 2 times a week.
2 Riding Lessons $100.00 $50.00 per hour.
You also want the horse to be yours which means you have to register it with the Equestrian Federation. $110.00
Then you go down to a local saddlery and buy a tack box which comes with the following;
Hoof Oil Brush
All that cost you around $30.00 to $40.00 +
Now that you have done that you decide instead of borrowing the previous owner's ****ty tack you want to buy your own. You need something suitable for the horse and what you wish to do so you decide to get:
Trainers Jessica Dressage Saddle: $2,000.00 +
Or you want something a bit more practical,
Leather General Purpose Saddle: $500.00 to $1,000
You decide to go with the Trainers Jessica Saddle. Now you need the bridle and reins to match so you get bridle of the same brand.
Trainers Snaffle Bridle w/ Hanoverian: $39.95
Your riding teacher has some spare saddle blankets from her old tack shop for sale you decide to get a nice light blue one with navy blue trim.
GP Saddle Blanket, Light Blue: $50.00 +
Now you need some Working Boots and Bell Boots.
Working and Bell Boots: $50.00 +
While you're at it you decide you need a whip.
Dressage Whip $10.00 + or - amount varies.
So you also get a wool Numna while you're at it. $30.00 + or -
You also get the blankets for the horse.
Bib $40.00 +
Summer Rug $50.00 +
Woollen Rug $100.00 +
Canvas $100.00 +
So now you have pretty much everything but not just yet. You need to get the worming for your horse and re-shoding. Also you need to get some hoof oil and No Knots™ for your horses tail.
Re-Shodding $100.00 +
Hoof Oil $30.00 + or -
No Knots™ $20.00
So now you have basically everything you need. The food cost a few $100 when you need more and the boarding of your horse is still being paid. You still have 2 lessons a week for an hour and go down there in your free time to have a ride.
Now you want to start taking your horse places so you decide you need a horse float and so you go out and buy one.
2 Horse, Float $10,000 +
Congratulations if you have gone through this you spent over $10,000 on your horse. Perhaps even more than $20,000
This list will be added onto when I find more horse expenses ^^
Last edited by iridehorses; 10-04-2011 at 07:34 AM.