What can be more heartwarming than seeing someone happy to get their own horse? Especially after two years of just leasing one. In the video, we can see the happiness in her eyes when she finally gets the papers stating that the horse is all hers now.
Only if leasing a horse doesn’t provide enough “horse time” for you, you should consider actually purchasing a horse. And once you get a horse, you’ll need a few essential pieces of equipment so you can care for it correctly, and of course, enjoy the activity that you bought it for, whether that be riding or driving. Many of the stuff you may already own if you have a farm or a country property. The pitchforks, wheelbarrows, and shovels used for cleaning up after horses are the same as you would buy in any hardware store for cultivation or gardening, or other yard work. There are some specialty items you’ll need to pick up at your local tack shops, such as special brushes and the tack for riding and driving.
Other items like brushes, buckets, and lead ropes can be purchased well ahead of time, so they’re waiting for your horse when it arrives. You should also have several weeks’ supply of hay and any supplements or grain you decide to feed your horse.
And once you finally find the horse that’s best and suitable for you, continue to educate yourself. The most beneficial thing you can do for your horse is to be knowledgeable. It’s all too common that first-time horse owners are (unintentionally) at the root of their horse problems, so find the resources that will allow you to better understand how a horse thinks.
Also, remember, safety always comes first. Things aren’t always going to go smoothly. Even great horses act up once in a while, so you’re going to want to learn how to handle various situations in the safest way possible.