Join Date: May 2016
Location: The boondocks of Kansas
• Horses: 0
Something you need to consider is that horses are a luxury, a very expensive one at that. They also seem to be accident prone, requiring vet care at the most inopportune times so you need to be able to either set up a savings account for your horse's emergencies that you add to at least monthly or be able to afford insurance to cover the expense. Insurance usually has a deductible that you have to pay out of pocket. Horses also require regular hoof and vet care that adds up quickly along with other needed equipment as you work up through the levels of a discipline.
If you can't cover the cost of boarding a horse, ownership may not be a wise move at this time. Have you considered taking lessons at a barn that specializes in the areas you are interested in. Often they will either hold or haul to shows so you could participate in them on one of the lesson horses.
Thank you for your service to this country.....from a Veteran's daughter, granddaughter, and wife.