Horses are icons of the frontier days, when everything seemed new and unexplored and your property wasn't surrounded by twenty other houses. Some people who own horses long for these old days, while others appreciate the friendly, accommodating nature of these gentle giants. Whatever your reason for wanting a horse, this website will help you learn how to take care of it and how to get the most enjoyment and companionship from your new animal friend. At Horse Haven, we've got everything to do with horses right at your fingertips.
Although most young girls (and boys too!) daydream about getting a horse or pony for their birthdays, the unfortunate fact of the matter is that not everyone can own a horse. Horses need more space than is available in the average piece of eal estate and require more time and effort in their care than most people who have jobs and after school activities to attend can afford to spare. It is possible for a city slicker or suburbanite to own a horse, but it generally involves boarding the horse elsewhere on a farm or ranch.
If you already live in a rural area and you have lots of space, you might be wondering why your parents are still saying no when you ask for a horse. That's because horses are a big responsibility. Are you willing to take time out of every day to ride and brush your horse? Are you capable of mucking out its stall and caring for its hooves? It's important that you know exactly what you're getting into before you buy, and we can help you learn.
Money is another major concern in addition to where you live and the amount of time you have to spare. Horse feed, tack (the gear you use for riding) and vet bills (horses can get hurt or sick just like anything else) are not cheap. We can give you an idea of how much it would cost to own a horse, whether you're boarding it elsewhere or keeping it at home.
Though there are many challenges to owning a horse, there are many rewards, too. Riding a horse through the countryside is a great way to forget about your stressful job and it's great exercise too. Horses are companion animals as well as working animals, so a horse bought it a friend made. You can even turn your horse purchase into a business by starting a riding school or getting into horse breeding or boarding. To learn more about horses, their care, requirements, personalities, and capabilities, check out the articles we have on this website.
Here is a list of things to consider before you get a horse.