Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Western Massachusetts
Also if you intend to keep your horse at home there is a large capital investment in infrastructure plus you will need some kind of companion for your horse (another horse is ideal).
The difference between taking riding lessons once a week and owning a horse is like the difference between petting someone else's dog on the street once, and buying a puppy. The only thing that is the same is that there is a horse involved. Every other thing is completely different.
It is a huge commitment of time, money, energy, focused learning, tragic setbacks, grueling physical labor, and endless regrouping, endless cleaning and repairing (tack, clothes, horse, stable, pasture . . . ). Only crazy people think its all worth it.
Short horse lover