As a retired horseshoer and horse owner I have learned a lot about the equine. They, like people, all have their own personalities. They are also a lot more intelligent than people give them credit for.
A lot of responsibility comes with ownership. There is a lot of work involved and it isn’t cheap. If you don’t own property and have to board your horse it can be quite expensive. If you keep your horse in a stall the stall needs to be mucked out daily. They also have to be fed hay daily. Depending on the horse and what you are doing with the horse you may need to feed grain twice a day every day.
“I’ve often said there is nothing better for the inside of the man, than the outside of the horse.” – Ronald Reagan
Now if you show your horse, compete in rodeos or trail ride you are going to need a trailer to haul your horse in and a truck to pull it. Now this could be a rather large expense.
Let’s not forget veterinarian expenses and annual shots, worming, hoof care and unexpected events.
All in all equine ownership isn’t cheap. In my opinion though the reward is worth the expense.