Reality v Dreams of horse ownership
Owning a horse is a dream come true for many people, but few people on the planet will claim that having a horse is a non-expensive thing to do. There’re so many things our four-footed darlings need that open our wallets on a regular basis. Before one even gets as far as maintenance fees there are the costs of getting the horse themselves, housing them, transporting them, feeding them, cleaning out after them and the list goes on. You’ll also need a good support troupe such as a good farrier, an excellent veterinarian, and someone who can pitch in to help out when you’re unavailable. When your horse is under the weather and needs medicating, one of the most important things is to find the medication that both works and is kind on the pocketbook. Often we take the first option available and just shell out the extra cost, but, by thinking ahead and having certain medications on hand, you can find yourself with an affordable horse medication option.
Choosing the right Vet
You have to get the best veterinarian you can find. A good vet doesn’t have to be an expensive vet. Talk to people around town, check for reviews from the local horse groups, and then phone up the various clinics and talk prices. You probably won’t want to go with the cheapest option in town, but you’ll find most good horse doctors are in the mid-price range. Check their experience, their knowledge, and their willingness to listen to their patients. Avoiding veterinarians who push unnecessary medications at their higher dispensing fees, too, is a must!
Home away from Home – Boarding
When it comes to boarding, you’ll be more constrained by price, but ideally, you’ll want somewhere where your horse can be turned out for exercise and grazing. You’ll want to make sure your horse has access to clean, fresh, water and quality hay. You can often save money on boarding if you help out with the maintenance of other boarded horses. If your horse is turned out during the day, you can also save on some feeding costs due to their grazing. Grazing and hay eating is ideal for your horse’s digestive system and will help keep them happy and healthy.
Affordable Horse Medication
Abler has a host of affordable horse medication that will also help keep your horse happy and healthy. Dewormers for when your horse’s parasite count gets high, and probiotics for balanced digestive health and the prevention of ulcers and colic, and anti-inflammatories to help you and your horse in times of injury or arthritis. We’re here for you and to help your wallet in times of stress and horse injury.
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