dmcarty i am very curious about your story? lol
yeah the horses love the water, thankfully my horse King naturally loves it! I took him down the beach and he would go straight into the sea, not scared of the waves at all and we'd go cantering along the beach in the shallow waters. Pure bliss. But funnily enough… a little puddle to walk across... ohh no way! gotta jump it incase something comes out and eats him hahaha. they are so funny! yet he is fine with walking straight into the dam or the ocean.
Horses can be very expensive, but sometimes they arent. I only pay $20 a week agistment (where i keep him) and because hes a QH i havent had to feed him (he'll eat anything including bindis lol) so hes always fat. So i really only pay $20 a week and every 3mths i pay $15 for worming paste. Then the yearly T&S shots (around $20). The only time ive had to hand feed in the last 4 yrs is a couple of months through the dry season and usually id only get a $20 roundie which will last several weeks maybe a bag of feed ($22) to tie us over. and feet to be trimmed is $20 every 3-4mths unless i do it myself. So its not entirely expensive it just depends on the horse… like my friend has a thoroughbred and she feeds it so much several times a day just to keep the weight on and it costs her an arm and leg and has to be shod etc. which costs more.
The only expensive part is when they hurt themselfs:rolleyes: but the vets here let us pay it off ;) Hes my hobby so totally worth it. Just like how others spend money on fishing or other things etc.
(of course the initial set up is always costly. but i went away and saved several grand and then came home, bought him and some tack and i was set)
Horses are wonderful :) i love my horse and my basenji heehee