Owning a Horse

Owning your own horse can be a “dream come true”. To help prevent the experience from rapidly turning into a nightmare, be aware that the purchase price is only the first cost. In this section, you will gain an appreciation of where some other costs may lie, such as in boarding fees, feed costs, and veterinary and farrier care. The value of having a veterinarian examine your “dream” horse before you commit to buying it will also be discussed.