It is a new year. So, what better way to start off the year then to make a budget for my horse-related expenses. Yay!!!! (NO!) Owning a horse is not just like owning any other pet…it is far more expensive. Especially when you have a senior horse with maintenance vet bills and a rather large diet.
The average horse has the following expenses:
- Farrier 1x a month
- Dentist/Float about once every 6mths
- Vaccinations and worming
And that is the bare minimum….
I have always known how much my guy costs to keep happy and healthy and living a life of luxury but when I added it all up on one spreadsheet and saw all of the numbers right there in front of me I almost hyperventilated! How much!???
Below is my personal budget for Chance. I set up the average cost of each item/service and set up a column for each of the upcoming months.
Below are some useful resources for making your own budget.