Horses are costly to keep

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

In more than 20 years as an in­spec­tor I have never dealt with the num­ber of horse is­sues I have in the past 12 months.

So if you want to own a horse or pony, check what your monthly costs will be:

Worm­ers – this is a must, not a maybe.

Hooves – a good far­rier knows this is a must not a maybe. Imag­ine hav­ing to walk or stand on sore feet all the time.

Cov­ers – not a must but will make ev­ery­thing much nicer for them.

Food – this can be­come ex­pen­sive.

There are only so many pad­docks un­less you own a farm. Re­mem­ber horses are high-main­te­nance, costly an­i­mals; just ask some­one who owns one, or at your lo­cal pony club.

RES­CUED: Mrs Hutchin­son has con­tin­u­ing is­sues with horses, in­clud­ing two ema­ci­ated thor­ough­breds that were res­cued this year.

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