If there is one long-term serious commitment you’ll make in life, it would be buying a horse. Time and finance will both be needed in dedicated abunda
If there is one long-term serious commitment you’ll make in life, it would be buying a horse. Time and finance will both be needed in dedicated abundance, if the time and patience are not there, it may be a project or big challenge that you are not ready for.
Before you even begin your search for a horse, you have to ask if you have the time available to commit to this huge undertaking. A horse demands a lot of your time and money. It is hard work, requires dedication and can be physically and mentally draining.
You may already have a horse and are considering adding to the herd. Just because you have the time and dedication for one horse, does not mean you might be able to easily keep two or more. Extra time and further hard work is needed.
Does Your New Horse Have the Perfect Stable?
You will need to research on livery yards in your area. Most horse owners keep their beloved mounts in local livery yards which can be accessed any day. It is not just the time and patience you need to keep a horse, cost is a big factor too.
What about Full Livery?
Full livery is where the horse’s medical care and attention needs are taken care of too. This can set you back just over £300 per month. A horse needs to eat, so feeding him some hay and keeping supplies topped up can be around £50 per month. Although in the summer months it can be cheaper, as horses simply graze in the fields.
Once you are happy with the time and effort you are going to put in; and the finances are pretty much approved and cleared, it is time to discover what type of horse you actually want.
There are a number of questions you should ask yourself before you choose the type of horse you have in mind:
1. Do you have the time and patience to break in an inexperienced horse?
2. Do you want to see regular improvements in the horse?
3. Are you hoping to compete?
4. Are there any deal breakers?
These questions will determine the type of horse you will eventually end up choosing.