Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Olds Alberta Canada
• Horses: 0
Depends on how committed you are to having horses, willing to make some sacrifices.
After I graduated as a lab tech, worked at a teaching hospital in Calgary , got married and started a family, I sold the horse I had bought,when I came out west, and did not have a horse of my own again for 10 years
The horse I had bought, was 'green broke, and I bought him for $200 at the time. He was boarded on a half section of land, so board was cheap, but I spent most of my day off locating him, so, sad as it was, decided not to have horse again, until we had land of our own.
During those 10 years, I rented horses from riding stables, rode hroses that friend owned.
Once we had land, I decided to raise horses, and learned to train them myself, so that the horses paid for themselves , and then some. Never had the luxury of just sending them to trainers, buying made horses, and that is where the expense is, esp if that horse is maintained by a trainer, kept at a riding stable, with an indoor arena, ect