November 14, 2016
Owning horses. I think all horse owners would agree that once you’re hooked on riding or simply spending time with these beautiful, sensitive creatures, there’s no turning back. Let me tell you the story of how my beautiful grey Thoroughbred Finn came into my life.
Ever since I was a young girl I dreamed of owning my own pony or horse. I spend every free minute around the stables, mucking out, grooming horses and riding everybody else’s horse. Last year my partner took pity on me and when we say Finn advertised for sale we went and viewed him. Of course, I fell head over heels in love with him. He was young, green and an ex racehorse, but he stood quietly while I stroked him, he was well behaved when I rode him and I thought he was stunning. So of course, we ended up buying him. I cried tears of joy, my partner was happy for me and thought that was it. A big chunk out of our savings but you can’t put a price on happiness, right?
A farrier came out to do his feet, then the vet came out for much needed dental work and vaccinations. After a couple of weeks, the chiropractor came out and fixed some minor issues. Bought a saddle and other tack, grooming equipment, rugs, another rug because he wrecked the first, leg boots, new boots for myself, wormers, fly spray, a first aid kit plus contents. Spend money on a fancy dressage clinic, and am now saving for a new dressage saddle. Plus, I’m saving for a float. Does it ever end? No!
So, to try and keep the significant other happy too, here are some money saving tips for horse owners:
Hope these handy tips will help! Please share with us if you have anything to add.