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10 Ways to Skimp So Your Horse Won’t Go Without

Because horse ownership is really about money management, here are ten minor sacrifices we can all make for the sake of our horses.

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Here are 10 ways you can save money so you can spend it on much better things, like your horse:

1. Give up Starbucks. This one’s a no-brainer: $4 a day x 365 days a year= $1460 in savings.

2. Learn to love Ramen Noodles. They’re so … tasty?

Photo by Maria Wachter

Photo by Maria Wachter

3. Duct tape fixes almost anything. Almost.

Dave Walker/Flickr/CC

Dave Walker/Flickr/CC

4. Cut your own hair. Save the money to pay your groom.

Randen Pedersen/Flickr/CC

Randen Pedersen/Flickr/CC

5. Dumpster dive. You never know what you’ll find in there!

Ace Armstrong/Flickr/CC

Ace Armstrong/Flickr/CC

6. Cereal is a totally-acceptable form of getting a balanced diet. Don’t listen to the baby, the baby lies.

Jessica Merz/Flickr/CC

Jessica Merz/Flickr/CC

7. Hitchhike. The money you’ll save on fuel will cover your board. Just keep an eye out for serial killers.

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Rod Waddington/Flickr/CC

8. Go barefoot. Not your horse, silly! You!

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Steve Baker/Flickr/CC

9. Doctor your wounds. ‘Tis but a scratch, throw a band-aid on it and move on.

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10. Be your own dentist. Peaches needs her teeth floated, so you’re on your own.

Swift Benjamin/Flickr/CC

Swift Benjamin/Flickr/CC

Have any other creative solutions? List them in the comments section!

Go riding!

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