Enduring the current credit crisis is problematic enough, but when you own horses and foals which depend on you for feeds, housing and horse medications, every little bit helps.
It’s an unhappy truth that numerous horses and ponies are given up or deserted every week, as owners strive to cope with the present economic situation. Here are some tips on how to keep a horse, even on a budget!
1. Lots of horses can survive rather happily outdoors for most of the year, as long as there’s food, water and housing accessible. If this is an appropriate choice for your horse, it can reduce the budget of stabling considerably.
2. Detaching shoes is a simple way to keeping expenses down. If not ridden often, or on stony grounds, many horses will not require shoes.
3. Sharing your horse is a huge way to cut expenditures, and offers an inexpensive introduction to horse ownership for somebody else.
4. In lots of circumstances you can get free stabling and sometimes hay and bedding in pay back for tasks. Mucking out, cleaning, maintenance etc. are all occupations which could save you cash for a bit of hard work!
5. Vets fees are an indefinite factor but nevertheless, horse medications have to be measured. If money’s tight, you may locate lots of Vets that will permit you to allot the cost, and compensation in installments.
6. Many individuals can make regime alterations! It’s not all about discovering ways to maintain your horse more economically, see if you can also save money for yourself!
7. Wherever possible, horse owners can frequently organize mutually and buy feeds and beddings in wholesale, decreasing the total price and distributing on savings to all.
8. As a last option, you can look into putting up your horse for adoption, even as a companion.