Horse ownership goes beyond just caring for animal. For most horse owners, having a horse is a lifestyle. With it come inherent rewards, but also several associated costs.
By understanding the cost of horse ownership before committing to it, people can help reduce the number of horses that may become unwanted due to budgetary reasons.
Annual costs include the following, and additional expenses may apply:
Boarding: $3,600 to $6,600
Supplements and electrolytes: $275
General equipment: $250
Farrier services: $1,300
Dental care: $200
Horse tact and equipment: $2,505