First horse- help?
So lets take a moment to cheer for the fact that I am getting my first horse. HURRAH!
But allow me to back up so you can fully understand this tale.
I have been out of work for the past year. Which is, obviously, why I haven't had a horse- they tend to cost money. But I got a job today, much to my joy, and I promptly skipped off to the man who rents out his ten acres and checked out his land to see if it was livable for my little mustang. Indeed, it was, and already had three equines prowling about the pastures. The rent is fifty dollars a month, not including hay (Its all grazing when theres no snow anyway) or care. The horse I am receiving from a family friend is four hours away- quite the haul. My aunt offered to tow my horse up here for me, though, which was very kind of her. I plan on going to get her in a month or two, once I've gotten some income.
But, to the point of this topic.
I'm wondering how much a bare minimum vet check would cost, or even just a Coggins test. I'm also wondering about the general cost of hay- from what I've seen, it runs about 70$ a month.
I'm also freaking out because I am going to be solely responsible for such a large animal with six months left of high school. Oh. My. God. Any advice you have for a poor stressing student and her -soon to be- mare would be appreciated.
Step one: Mount horse. Step two: Stay mounted.
Last edited by ShinaKonga; 11-10-2010 at 08:15 PM.
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