Hint: a lot.
If you’ve been around horses long enough, you understand that buying the horse itself is just a tiny fraction of the overall cost of equine ownership: there are boarding fees, farrier visits, emergency or routine vet calls, tack, feed and plenty of unanticipated expenses that make owning a horse an expensive process.
Horseclicks.com has put together a helpful infographic to illustrate the true costs of owning a horse, using industry-wide averages to estimate figures (actual costs and fees might be quite different depending on geographic location and other factors). This infographic accompanies this full article on Horseclicks.com that goes into much more detail.
Understanding the true costs of buying a horse can help potential horse owners budget and form a financial plan. Share this post with your equestrian friends!