Originally Posted by KaylaOscer1994 View Post
i look eeeeeeeever day on there. i found a couple on there, but yeah we didnt get them.
we dont want to lease though couse you know, when the owner comes to take the horse back, i might be too attached to him/her so i wont want to see him/her go.
so youve had horses before?
do you know how much, like a week or month its costs?
im thinking mabe a biscet of hay in the morning and there feed at night is that right? thats what i give oscer.
i look on myaus horse, horseyard and horsedeals, thoughs are the main ones i know that have good horses on there.
Yeah that's fair enough, though I do think leases are a good idea for people getting into the world of horse ownership, gives you a good idea of what to expect and if it works out all too much you can give it back.
Haha yeah I've had horses since I was 10, been riding since 4, so you could say I've had horses before :P
I live on my own property so I'm lucky I don't have to pay for agistment but my costs are as follows for a horse in full work:
Feed - generally go through what would equate to one bag of hard feed a week (I use a mix of different hard feeds) so that's about $30 a week. Then a bale of meadow hay and a bale of lucerne (meadow is about $8 a bale, lucerne is about $14) = approc $50.week
Farrier - every 6 weeks my horses are shod (depending on horse), $110 for a set of 4 to fully replace them, so that works out to approx $20 a week.
Vet - I like to put away $20 a week for any vet bills that come up
If you need to agist you're looking at around $50 a week for a pretty basic set up.
So all up, you're looking at around an average of $120/week (give or take) to maintain a horse on agistment. Then you'll be wanting to have some lessons on it, so say $50 a fortnight (depends how often and how much you are charge on your own horse), plus the initial outlay of tack and other gear. So say $1000 for a saddle, $60 for an average bridle, $50 per saddle blanket (you'll need at least 2 so you can wash one), rugs (looking at $200 from a saddlery, $80 over the net- if you go for synthetic, canvas is slightly cheaper) again you'll want at least two for washing. etc etc etc.
Horse ownership is a HUGE financial outlay, you really do need to have a good backing behind you to do it