Owning a horse can be a fun and rewarding experience. But before you purchase your first horse, it is critical to do long-term planning and research to ensure you are prepared to make the commitment. Being a responsible owner involves much more than ensuring a horse has adequate food, water, and shelter. Meeting the basic needs of a horse is the most obvious of responsibilities, but those are not the only duties of a responsible owner. You must think carefully, research, and plan. Otherwise, that horse you dreamed of owning could become your unwanted burden if it doesn’t fit your needs, lifestyle, or budget. It is not uncommon for horses to live upwards of 30 years; a responsible horse owner looks to the future.
Please do your research before buying and owning a horse.