Owning a horse is a lot of responsibility. However, it can also teach a lot of responsibility to a younger child. Children who live on or near acreages of lands with farms often wait for the day they will finally own their own horse. With the holidays coming up quickly, many of these families will gift a horse as a holiday gift. Owning a horse can be a positive thing, as long as they are ready for it. They often come with a lot of unexpected costs. Consider the following additional costs of a horse, before purchasing one for a holiday gift.
Feeding costs Horses eat a lot of food. If you are familiar with pet ownership with a cat or a dog, the food consumption rate of horses is often much higher. Some horses may also require special food to prevent digestion or health problems. Hor