Hello people !
So I have always really wanted a horse. I'm 13 years old, and when I was really young (maybe 5-6 years old) We would go visit my great grandpa, who lived 3 hours away. But I loved riding the miniature horses he kept at his 'house' and then I didn't know until I was 10-11 (the last time we went) That he actually owned another big stable! And then a seperate barn for hay. But anyway, I got to ride a 'big' horse for the first time.. The horse I rode was around 30 years old, my mom rode him when she was a kid. My great grandpa tried to get that horse to go faster than a walk..but we all knew he wasn't going to :P
I also have a horse crazy friend...Who actually gave me the idea of wanting my OWN horse...
I could convince my parents to let me get a horse np...that is..if I had enough cash....which, will probably not happen
But that won't stop me from researching..and looking at horses..
Oh..and I looked at boarding for a horse that would be close to me.. the closest one, and the cheapest one is 5-10 miles from my house, and cost $375 a month. AND they (im just going to copy it off their website(:
*24 hours a day, 7 days a week detailed personal attention
*Quality, on time feedings, breakfast and dinner in stalls, plus daily pasture with hay
*Daily stall cleaning and turnout: all weather paddock, arena turnout for inclement weather
*Walk to miles of beautiful trails: Lake Metroparks, Holden Arboretum, EBTA:East Branch Trail Association
*Friendly, family atmosphere. Home to the "Rough Riders" : a non-competitive, fun group focusing on safe horsemanship
*Consistency: experienced owners are the only workers
*Celebrating over 18 years at this location
*Indoor and outdoor arena
*Minimal boarder / horse turn-over. Come see why Liz and Ellie have been here 12+ years!
I find it a little strange it's the cheapest boarding place, another place about a mile away is $600 a month and self care.
Though I think I would feel weird having somebody take care of my horse...
Sorry if this kind of sounds like .. imature... I get like that when I talk about something that gets me excited/happy/i love/animals in general.
So....I said I would probably never get a horse until I move out and stuff...buuuuut...
I was wondering if anybody could list any other costs a horse will have other than board, hay and food.
Like tack, vet etc.
(why do I ask all these questions? Because I do. I like finding out stuff . And I may be starting a businuess that could earn me money...to pay for at least partial of the stuff for a horse) (oh and I can save my money really well, I havent bought anything with my cash except for other pets in 2 years. I don't mean to brag in any way by that, I have been told that is bragging.....)
Sorry for all the questions!
Oh and live in the US
TY if you actually read all of this!