Originally Posted by Palomine
And one horse will deposit about 9 tons of manure a year. While most of it is water? It still has to be picked up and if it isn't? Flies will cart you off. And if you are going to use a dumpster there is another cost too.
This at least is a problem with a ready solution, so long as you have neighbors who garden. In fact, that's how I got into riding. Bought a place with a couple of horses living next door, asked their humans if I could have some horse manure for my garden. Horses and I became buddies, humans eventually became friends too, and talked me into adopting a "free" horse...