You have always wanted a horse and have decided to invest in buying one. What do you need to do to bring your new pet home? Here are a few steps to help you get ready.
Protect Your Investment
Before you purchase your animal, you will want to prepare for it. You need to shop around for health insurance for horses in case your steed gets ill or injured. You will need to find a reputable stable to house it unless you have a stable on your property. This facility must have lots of space for it to run and exercise. You will also want a place that houses other horses so your pet can socialize. This is good to keep in mind if you choose to keep your horse at home instead.
Keeping Close To Home
If you have the space on your property to keep your horse at home, you will need to go get the supplies needed to take care of it such as feed, containers to hold its water and food and bedding for it to sleep on. Be certain to do your research to get quality food and supplement. You will also want to purchase equipment to keep it clean and well brushed as well as a saddle and bridle to eventually ride it.
On Top Of the Upkeep
The area you keep your horse needs to be safe for both you and the animal. Install a fence around the perimeter of your property to keep it from running off. If you have a fence already, inspect it thoroughly for any broken pieces and fix them to keep them from cutting you or your horse. Check your stable for leaks and ensure the wiring is up to date. Insulate the building to keep the winter chill from harming your animal.