Equipment needed for new horse but veteran rider
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > New to Horses

Equipment needed for new horse but veteran rider

This is a discussion on Equipment needed for new horse but veteran rider within the New to Horses forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Brian mosbey equine vet

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    08-07-2014, 12:12 PM
  #1
Foal
Equipment needed for new horse but veteran rider

Well first post here so a little about myself my name is Shawn Im 14 and just recently moved to Germantown TN My riding experience I have been riding for 6 years 3 of which were spent eventing and I still am eventing. I have done some leases but most often just hop on whats available 3-4 times a week Recentlyy did my first beginer noivce but have schooled novice. So my situation is im looking at getting a horse and in my situation being 14 that means I need financial help from my parents so they want to know what the cost would be monthly and up front etc of course there the horse and I have two that I am going to look at both OTTB. Being that I have been riding for six years I have bought lots of tack at different times when I was mainly riding one horse but when I bought them bough the most useful size knowing I could use it later on. I will list my tack and equipment and then I am looking for input on what else I may need a couple of things to note I plan to feed my horse hydroponic fodder as a subsitue for hay being that hay here and everywhere the prices are rising in my area 5-7 dollars a bale there are also some other benefits but that's another video. Along with gear I am looking for advice on what may be a good all around supplement but of course your vet is the best person to ask that also if you don't mind im looking for some numbers on what you spend on supplements a month any one use smart packs and can recommend them?
For my tack
5 point breast plate
Bridle w/ figure and standerd noseband
HDR all purpose but more of a jump saddle great condition fits almost all the TB I try it on lucky me
Halter
Whole host of grooming supplies
Boots
Large medical kit for horses
Misc tack girths martingales etc
Wraps pollos
Saddle pads
I basically have all the tack for riding its more of the horse management stuff im lacking also on more important thing I do plan to board not sure if full or DIY yet but still figuring it out thanks in advance
Shawn
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    08-07-2014, 04:24 PM
  #2
Weanling
Hi, welcome to the forum!

For boarding costs I would call your local barns and ask them questions. Also when boarding some places provide the feed, some will feed what you provide so you need to ask that too.

I can't give advice on supplements as all I give my old guy is Accel
     
    08-08-2014, 12:27 AM
  #3
Weanling
Hi Shawn, welcome to the forum.

I agree with 4hoof, just call some of the stables and ask about their pricing. I'm in MS, about 35 minutes away from Germantown. Around here prices varies with different stables. I'm providing a link which will be a good place to start just go call them and get information.

Horses for sale at Spring Mill Farm in Eads, Tennessee

Aintree is the boarding facility. There's also windsor stables on Shelby drive, but it will be a little farther for you/parents to drive. I have been to windsor and love the look of their stables. I haven't been to Aintree yet. I'll let you know what my views is on it when I go there to pick up the registration papers for 1 of my horses.
     
    08-08-2014, 03:25 AM
  #4
Showing
I am not familiar with "hydroponic fodder", and whether that can be a substitute for hay, and if it's cheaper.

Whatever you do, consider that like a car, you must PLAN for breakdowns. Plan for vet calls, becuase they WILL happen.

Find out the cost of farrier, becuase so many OTTBs require shoes. That's every 7 weeks or so.

The shots, worming, and floating the teeth, cleaning sheaths.

Can you ask folks at your barn about these costs? You'd then have to amortize them over the 12 months of the year, add in the monthly board and feed.

Then, now you can go price the tack.
     
    08-09-2014, 03:26 PM
  #5
Foal
Any one any good recomenddations for Farriers/vets near germantown been asking around also.
     
    08-09-2014, 05:32 PM
  #6
Weanling
901-596-3049 Brian Mosbey. He's an equine dentist and is really good. He can give you recomendations for a farrier and vet in your area.
     
    08-09-2014, 05:38 PM
  #7
Showing
Hydroponic means grown in water. Never knew there was crops of hay grown hydroponically?
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    08-09-2014, 10:23 PM
  #8
Yearling
A lot is going to depend upon your horse. The tack you have may or may not fit him. He may or may not need supplements. If you're buying an OTTB, it's a pretty good bet that you'll need a farrier. They are notorious for poor hooves.

Our OTTB is aged and requires quite a few supplements. We use Smartpak and I HIGHLY recommend them. We board about 3 miles from our house and they feed our horses twice a day. The Smartpaks make it much easier for them and we know they are getting their supplements. They come every month like clockwork so it's one less thing for us to think about. The added cost is pennies a day and if you need anything else from them, it's included in the shipment at no shipping cost.
Just remember that your parents are being very practical. The cost of the horse is nothing compared to its upkeep. Plan for an emergency fund. Horses have a unique ability to hurt themselves and some of them excel at it!
     



Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Horse Equipment Needed Breezy2011 Horse Talk 0 01-22-2013 08:35 PM
Rookie owner, veteran horse Kelli Horse Training 12 03-16-2012 09:20 AM
Equipment Needed(: stormyweather101 Horse Tack and Equipment 0 06-07-2010 02:41 PM
Needed: Any horse tack and equipment for Non Profit City Ranch TroubledTB Tack and Equipment Classifieds 3 07-20-2009 07:25 PM
Horse for sale / inermeadiate rider needed/$10,000 CrazyHorseChick Horses for Sale 2 10-09-2007 04:47 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0