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20 Money Saving Tips For Horse Owners

Budgeting doesn't have to be difficult, but it does take careful planning.

January 16, 2019

Budgeting doesn’t have to be difficult, but it does take careful planning.

There’s no getting around the fact that horses are expensive. They eat a lot, require routine farrier care, and need yearly vet exams.

While you shouldn’t neglect anything of importance when it comes to the care of your horse, there are usually a few areas where you can cut back on your spending.

  1. Buy used tack and barn equipment when you can
  2. Buy hay and grain in bulk
  3. Store your hay correctly to avoid mold
  4. Sell your horse manure by composting it
  5. Switch to energy-efficient lighting
  6. Catch a trailer ride with friends
  7. Schedule farrier and vet appointments with others in your barn
  8. Take care of your equipment to make it last
  9. Wait for tack swaps and clearance sales
  10. Buy blankets and fly spray on the off season
  11. Consider leasing instead of buying
  12. Work off board or lessons
  13. Download or create a budget program to monitor expenses
  14. Keep your horse up-to-date on farrier and vet care
  15. Repair fences and stalls to ensure safety

Budgeting doesn’t have to be difficult, but it does take careful planning. What are some of your favorite money saving tips?

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