To Buy a horse

Horse - Horse all ready for the beach
@CatEyes (2449)
United States
March 13, 2007 12:02am CST
How much does it cost to buy a horse and how much land does it need? Also how much would it cost for the upkeep for them? What is the best type of horse to get?
3 responses
• United States
21 Mar 07
To own a horse is a big expense, and will tie you down. The prices range from thousands to millions. It needs atleast an acre, with a barn or shed to get out of the rain, wind, and sun. The vet bills and shoe man are expensive, as the shots and feed are. Also, you have lots of work with horses. Cleaning daily, pulling stones out of their shoes, washing and brushing and so forth. You cannot just go away on a vacation, unless you board them, and that is lots of money.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
13 Mar 07
Horses come at all price ranges. Depends on how tame of a horse you want. Or if you end up with someone elses problems. I wouldn't put a single, lonely horse on less that one acre. That would minimize the ground getting too muddy. They need hay, grain, a farrier and veterinarian. They are eating machines and so do add to your life like a food animal will. The type of horse is up to you. Some are more spirited that others and some are more trained that others. The horse with those expensive papers can die on you at anytime and then that money is out the window and then you have a disposal problem for the body. Good luck with this. It is better to have 2 horses or a horse and goat for companionship.
@Julia3269 (217)
• United States
13 Mar 07
Hmmm. Look for a non-profit equine rescue organization that saves abused and neglected horses who need love. They have adoption and foster programs. Just search for 'equine rescue' and they usually have guidelines on their website to see if you qualify to keep a horse.