Wednesday, June 10, 2020

How Heavy A Rider Can A Horse Carry Weight

How Much Weight A Horse Can Carry

our rule of thumb consensus is that horses could carry 20% of their body weight without damaging themselves that means a 500 kilogram horse could carry 100 kilograms rider and tack combined but I found a lot of problems with this mainly that it appears sometimes he was taken to be a number set in stone and that couldn't be further from truth yes obviously it's true that horses are very strong but I don't think that we're conceptualizing the weight problem correctly first the weight of the rider is not distributed equally along the horses back secondly untrained on trained horses cannot easily adopt a posture that makes carrying a rider easier what I'm trying to say is that not all weight is equal studies that have been conducted to determine how much horse could carry focus mainly on the effective weight has during exercise or morning after at most but I am very concerned about long-term effects of the weight on the horses back if you have ever carried something moderately heavy let's say 15 percent of your body weight then you probably notice how after a while you have to start shifting it or maybe carrying it with different muscles or perhaps even adopt a different posture but you know we don't give the width we don't give our horses the benefit of shifting us around you know a horse that tries to put his rider in a more comfortable position probably would be blamed of bucking and be punished for it so you might say at the beginning yes no problem this is actually not that heavy I don't totally see myself carrying it you know across miles and for hours on end but let's see how I feel after half an hour some of you might think that the human horse analogy might be unfair there is sometimes they say we are going around that horses are made for riding but that is a teleological argument and one that rings false if you actually think about it actually I think that the horses back is not very well suited for carrying things I think the human back is actually better for you would say to a certain extent that breathing has made horses feeder for riding because obviously horses that have been useful for mankind have been selected and also horses have become larger through breeding programs but studies actually show that the ability to carry weight is not directly correlated with size so heavier horses and larger horses could actually carry a smaller percentage of their body weight which means that if you're on the chubby side of the equation as I myself am don't run out the door just yet by a Bertrand what I'm trying to say is that a figure of twenty percent of body weight doesn't really give us much information it just gets you in the ballpark and the reality is that we own the horses that we own and we are the people that we are so if we are just going to draw a line and say okay you can write you can write you can write but all of you guys you can't you're you're just way too heavy then we're Alan ating a lot of people and if these people already own horses then they're going to write it either way so so we are completely closing the possibility of the offered weight so what should we actually consider what should be the things that we that guide our decisions as to whether or not or for how long or in what conditions should rider ride horse younger horses should carry less weight than mature ones this is because obviously younger horses have received less training but also because they are less developed if a horse is being ridden for the first time it should not carry in my opinion more than 15 percent of its body weight as as I am doing right now but I think that figure could go as low as 10 or 12 percent if there is not an experienced rider with those characteristics then session should be kept incredibly short and also great pains should be taken to improve the horses back from the ground mature and trained horses I'm not saying that just because horse is mature he can carry loose weight okay mature horses probably could carry as much as thirty percent of their body weight I'm not saying they should I'm not saying that that that's what our rule should be but probably with proper training proper conditioning a horse could carry as much as thirty percent of its body weight and it would be okay probably not okay probably not a happy horse but you wouldn't cry you know like animal reviews just at first glance sometimes you hear the misconception that bareback riding is more natural [Music] more natural but it's more natural that it is more natural I I sincerely like that label you hear sometimes that bareback riding is more natural than riding with a saddle which is completely mistaken it is a complete misconception so if you can afford it have you scabby your savile professionally fitted and if you can't afford it then do whatever you can to improve your horse's back from the ground and you need to understand that if you are not willing to pay for some of it then you'll have to spend more time on the ground this may seem very obvious but there are some misconceptions yes obviously a horse that works at high intensities probably should carry less weight but the idea that light work is not taxing on horses back is completely mistaken yeah yeah you can spend 4 hours on the trails and you need to take no consideration for the for the well-being of your horses back is rather a mistake also some types of work that are considered light actually are quite heavy I think the best example is equine therapy those horses work really hard I would consider that actually heavy work perhaps not in the sense of energy expenditure but in the sense of how much how much the work has an impact on the back and the articulations of the horse it is huge how the rider moves and cooperates with the horses of huge consequence to how a horse perceives weight so a heavier rider that moves well and is it's very good and cooperates and is very supple then it's perceived as being less heavy than a lighter rider that is just a sack of potatoes and I hope I'm not offending any potatoes I feel you man but in this case your emotions are of little to no consequence we should all strive to become better riders and that can only happen if we accept our shortcomings so to finish the video there are some things that you can do to make it easier on your horses back first lose some weight and become more flexible unless you're already very skinny in which case I have advice that you gain some weight but also but also become more flexible make sure that your tack is in optimal condition and that you know how to adjust it that you understand how it works again I'll repeat myself if you can get your saddle professional filled make your sessions shorter work quality not quality I'm sure that if you analyze and you see critically your working session your routine session then you'll find that if you have a certain objective you could make your sessions more effective yet shorter you should work on your horse's endurance and back development from the ground it might seem that I'm trying to take the joy out of horsemanship but what I'm not I'm not saying stop riding your horse I'm just saying maybe it's time to release your ground work these days I don't really ride anymore and most of what I do is from the ground and I have I have to tell you I have found that the most rewarding the most satisfactory thing I have ever done with arses if you can work on the horse and neurons from the ground you can work on your own abilities as a rider from the ground it's a very good idea that you learn how to test your horses back for pain if your horse is refusing obstacles maybe it's not because he's stubborn or you need to whip you need to whip the horse and then here comes the jump no maybe it's just a sign of back pain so we can become more sensitive become more conscious about it give yourself and your horse time to grow this is my final advice and may help you knee and in my opinion it is the most important do not rush things because honestly no one has become a master in a year and if you want to be as good then it's probably going to take you a lifetime or in my case a couple of them so that's all for my part I hope you found this article useful if you did and you want contribute to the discussion then the comment section is wide open I'll see you next time thanks for reading .

Weight Limit to Ride Horses

Friday, May 29, 2020

How To Have a Fantastic Careers Equine Industry part 2

- Equine Industry part 2

barns and trainers who have groom positions I really enjoy my job and I look forward to going to work every day however I will eventually go be going back to school and when I go back to school I'm going to pursue my ideal job which is a equine massage therapist 

my name is Jack Turner I'm a favor from you something MS and I've been shoeing horses for six years now every day what I do is go and put shoes horses they have nails kind of similar similar to humans but we have to go and trim their feet and some horses do have shoes others don't and if they do have shoes if you put shoes on them that will keep him up shape them to their feet and they'll mom I do this full-time I work with my father full-time were partners and in business together I went to Community College for a couple semesters and they were just for business classes that I wanted to take and I didn't do anything in ecology fun related at all I got started in this pretty somewhat early on I would just hang out with my dad while he was working at working out some of the different farms in him when I would go there together and I would be playing in the manure piles and whatnot and I just kind of started right out of high school I love my job it's extremely rewarding I mean I get to be with horses all day and meet some great people along the way I'm financially come cool with my job I'll be able to afford a house and leave me my fiancee I live pretty well I wouldn't say pretty well but we're okay I'd say it's more word-of-mouth I had do have an Instagram page but I kind of just post on that just be friends with other failures and if any clients that want to follow me they can see my work on there we get a lot of referrals from different events around the area that we do work with that's really about it um just recently in December of 2019 I passed my certified farrier exam through the American farriers Association and that was something I've been working at for a year year and a half now and I busted my butt to pass it I would say go for it if you love horses I'd really say go for it just be aware that you may need to have like a part-time job on the side while you're getting your business started I would say trying to find a farrier and contact them maybe you can go to your local barn and say hey who's your favorite and wait for them to come around or give them a call and say hey like I'm really interested in being a farrier can I ride with you for a day just so you can see what they do even if you just go and sweep up for me I mean you're still going to learn a lot more than just sitting at home on the Internet I'd say if you want to be a fairy then go for it I mean I love what I do it's extremely fulfilling it's really a great mix of art and science I mean that's really what it comes down to we have to the artist but we also have to know the science of the anatomy of the horses and one night I went to trade it for the world 

my name is Rhonda Brecher and I do bodywork on horses specifically soft tissue therapy and I've been doing it for a couple of years now on friends horses to kind of get a clientele base and to get started and I retire in May and that will be my career I got started in soft tissue therapy with this guy actually he came to me because they claimed he was crippled and no longer useful except for anything as a trail horse and once I got him I realized that he was fine and that they had basically ridden him for too long with a saddle that was too small and his withers were jammed and from staying clenched all the time he was just really sore we think about carrying a heavy backpack that's you know too big or too small for you eventually those muscles are gonna get cramped up and cause a lot of pain so I started with him and I worked with a guy watching his videos he's from Australia on this particular method that I found very useful for horses and I started doing the bodywork on him as they're working on the muscles stretched him out he began to relax and after about six weeks of pretty intense therapy I'll never forget I put the saddle on him for the first time and he flinched like he was expecting it to hurt and then he let a big sigh like oh it doesn't hurt because it fit him and he has been a wonderful tro horse for me ever since he's had to make the transition from the arena but this isn't what makes me want to do what I do I actually started rescue a long time ago one horse at a time and I usually take in something old and skinny and make it fat and see if it's writable right now I have one end at the 21 year old Mustang but he's probably not going to be going anywhere he's what I would call a rescue fail he's staying I did go to college at the University of Louisville and they have a very good equine program there but I wasn't really interested in the business part of equine work I did however show on the equestrian team I was the captain of the equestrian team for a couple of seasons and I came back to lead the Alumni Association for a couple of seasons as well I made a lot of really good friends there and had a really good time getting to know the community as a whole you know in the college years my degree was actually in biology and more science background so I went to work as a water quality specialist at a local water utility and we work to protect the health of the water out of the distribution system so when it comes to your tap you know you have safe water to drink and that job has been great I really like it a lot but I'm so looking forward to my next journey after at the end of May when I can pursue the soft tissue work now I want to do it part-time I want to enjoy it because I have always heard that when you turn something into you that you love into your work then it becomes a job and it's hard to love but I don't see that happening with horses I've been riding since as long as I can remember probably 44 years for someone aspiring to be in the equestrian world for a job it really hopes to find something that you have passion for I've seen farriers that are passionate about their jobs trainers that are passionate about their jobs and that really helped fuel your fire because I think to really be successful you have to have that fire that people really want to see if they're paying you to take care of their children really or their partners ask for financial you could easily make a decent living and equine body work it would take a lot of perseverance to do it though in a lot of driving and a lot of marketing right now most of my marketing is word-of-mouth and social media I do have a Facebook page for my BLM Mustang Aero and it's also for therapy work - is it my dream job yeah I kind of think it is and it took me a long time to work up to the point to be able to safely step into that role if I had to do it over again I probably would do things differently to get into my dream job sooner than later or at least would have given it a good try I think either way you go about it it's all good as long as you're doing what you love and loving what you do hey everyone in Samantha Henry and I am here with wild and free equine wellness here in Las Vegas Nevada we help people connect with the horses that were once wild roaming the ranges now in America the BLM and Mustang so that's kind of our unique niche getting started I basically had my own horse that's definitely the first step I would say for anyone that really wants to take this business seriously although you don't have to have your own horse having my own horse really helped me build the program and really figure out what I would teach people along the way and then being able to adopt more and more horses so that I had horses for different level riders and I was also helping the horses along the way that really helped a lot basically my job right now is bringing the horses in grooming them getting them ready to ride riding them teaching them new things and then new people that come out introducing them to the horses getting them comfortable and giving them lessons and instructions on how to ride and how to take care of the horses how I mainly get clients I would say is through social media I love using Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn a bunch of different groups in my area on Facebook I always on those groups and I'm messaging and saying hey my barn is here my horses are available we'd love to have you come and ride so social media is the biggest way that I get new clients building up the business is definitely tough it's not it is my full-time job but it's not really making me a ton of money although it is my biggest passion so I love it and I've tried a ton of other things and I've made money doing other things but I absolutely love courses and so if I can make horses my full-time job I decided to jump into it so I really just went for it and so it can be your full-time job it can be amazing and honestly I just absolutely love it every single day usually I come I work about 3 to 4 horses we have five horses here total so I'll usually focus on one or two and then the other ones kind of just get grooming and checked and you know looked over make sure they're okay and sometimes let around bathe whatever it is that they need for the day but I don't always ride every single one and I would say one of the biggest challenges that I've had is really teaching new people all about horses when they don't really know the safety the precautions you need to take around horses so really taking that step back and seeing it from a brand new I like you've never been around a horse that's been my biggest challenge on how to describe that to people and how to teach that in a way that's fun and interesting my website is horseback riding club comm you can check it out anytime we now have our lessons on there we have online leases now so you can actually learn how to ride a horse completely online so you can go through the eight-week program and learn others to know about horses and how to take care of them and all the things that go into it so I hope you enjoyed this video and if you have any questions at all let me know I'm here and so are all the horses 

my name is Taylor Hoover I'm from Pine Grove Pennsylvania and I'm the owner and founder of knt creations LLC creations LLC was founded in April 2016 when we had a hard time finding tack for our miniature donkey Holly and our miniature horse plays since April 2016 we have grown exponentially and we now have stores in four countries a whole distribution centre in Australia and we have over 150 brand ambassadors and sponsored riders worldwide aunty creations is a part-time job for me my full-time job is selling real estate I specialize in all different types of properties across the state of Pennsylvania and I also own an upscale women's clothing boutique here in my town I did go to college I have a Bachelor in Science degree in communications media I had a double minor in marketing and homeland security and then I continued on for my master's degree at Penn State University and I have a master's degree in homeland security with the concentration and agricultural biosecurity and food defense while neither of these degrees are directly related to making horse tack they have been very useful biosecurity comes into play anytime we sanitize or clean tack of course and communications and marketing has helped me with my social media aspect as well as public relations and Technic trade shows and public speaking I think the biggest misconception people have is that they can just pick up a bunch of materials and start making attack one day unfortunately there's a lot more that goes into it than that first of all you have to be legally registered with your state including taxes your fictitious name your establishment of your LLC or your sole proprietorship and of course your liability insurance so there's a lot more that goes into play than just you know starting an Instagram account and starting to make things I absolutely love my job I love making the products I love when people send in really cute photos of their horses and I absolutely love going to trade shows and meeting customers new and old as far as being financially stable based solely off with an income of custom tack making it is quite possible however there are times of extreme market highs and extreme market lows with any business any self-employment you always have to prepare for those times of low income for us we have been able to pay all of our feed bills and take care of our animals even pay our mortgage for months about sometimes in times of need however we do rely more on their income real estate and my husband's job rather than tack making well I do absolutely love making tack it does sometimes consume your whole life it doesn't matter what I do I can get on Facebook and start scrolling and I'm part of so many tack groups that's all I seem to see and while I absolutely love it there are some days that it would be nice to get away but your phone is always on you're always responding to customers because in today's here in now society that's what you have to do to compete with the big guys our main source of advertising is of course social media we have a big Instagram following as well as Facebook and occasionally we post YouTube videos and recently we've delved into the world of tick tock locally or dove mouths is a big thing especially when we attend shows and local trade shows our little tack swaps and then of course we do have repeat customers when we go to bigger trade shows like the Pennsylvania Horse Expo as with any equine competition equine careers are no different they're extremely competitive my advice to individuals who would like to join this industry whether it be a training entertainment tack makers is find someone to learn from there's never too much to learn when it comes to horses or things that come with horses find someone to apprentice with find someone to internship with and ask a lot of questions thanks for reading .

How To Have a Fantastic Careers Equine Industry

Careers in the Equine Industry | Part One

this is a different discourse than what I've done before I actually reached out to a lot of people on my social media I'm super grateful to have all connections that I have and I was actually able to get some interviews from quite a few different areas of the horse world and equine jobs I have eight different equine professionals in this discourse and I'm going to do a series focusing on different careers in the equine industry if there are any specific jobs with horses that you want to learn them out comment them below and I will try to get in touch with someone in that career field I have a lot more interviews to go through so I will be making at least three parts to this if you'd like to know more about the interviews that you see now I only used part of their interviews I tried to take out some of the parts that I thought everyone would find most interesting but if you do want to learn more about someone specific in this discourse or their specific career in this discourse then comment that below and I might upload full interview discourses I was trying to figure out how I wanted to organize it as each person answering the question as I go along but I decided to keep each person as their own little segment and if you look in the description if anyone included links to their social media those will be in the description below this has eight different people from around the country all the way from like Washington to New Hampshire Pennsylvania everywhere these are a couple of the different categories that are discussed in this discourse lessons and boarding equine bodywork farriers photographers rooms and tech creators this will be a cool discourse especially for any young adults out there or kids that are interested in a job in the equine field it's kind of cool to see people who are already in that job and what they have to say about their experiences with that like can you have an equine job as your full-time job and be comfortable to live how do you get started and involved in it do you need to go to college for your equine job don't forget to subscribe to my blog for additional content and if you enjoy this discourse please give it a like 

my name is Aubrey Vander carpet I am a full-time equestrian photographer I'm based out of Green Bay Wisconsin but I travel throughout the United States my job as an equestrian photographer can mean so many different things to different photographers and different people but one of the main things that I strive to do is capture the wonderful bonds that horses and their riders have it's more than knowing the technical side of photography and yes that's very important but you also have to have an eye for horses what makes them look good what doesn't make them look good just as with humans horses also have angles and poses that are not as flattering and every horse is different so you have different breeds you have different standards so you really have to be knowledgeable about what the client wants who you're working with what the horses to make sure that you get the perfect photo yes this is my full-time job I have been a full-time equine photographer for over a year now prior to that I did my questioning photography part-time while I was a personal assistant did I go to college and was it for my equine job no I did not go to college I did take some photography classes as an elective in high school but it wasn't something that I pursued as further education what would I say is the best way to become an equine photographer practice if you have an interest in becoming an equestrian photographer take your camera out and really learn all about it learn how manual mode works learn how lighting works learn what your style is but do this while practicing I can't stress that enough that when you start out there's going to be so many curveballs thrown at you that you're gonna have to try to learn different business practices different styles what you like what you don't like so try to practice as much as possible even if it's not on horses just take your camera out and take pictures start editing start learning what your likes and dislikes are annual incomes as an equestrian photographer vary greatly a last thing to depend on the area that you're living cost of living and of course the income that you personally want to make and I financially comfortable with my job yes I am I spent a lot of time going over my cost of doing business to make sure that I was covering all of my needs and I review those numbers often to make sure that I'm still on par with wearing me to be how do I get clients the majority of my clients come from word-of-mouth they come from referrals from past clients or maybe they've seen my work in publications I in the very beginning used social media a lot and granted don't get me wrong I still post on social media I'm still active on social media but that is not my main way of marketing to clients the majority of my marketing is really through positive experiences with current clients making sure that they have a luxury and that way they want to tell their friends and their family the kind of photos that they got and the experience that they had with me that it was fun and luxurious and that they enjoyed every minute of it not only that but they created memories with our horses so that's where the main source of clients come from so what would my advice be if you want to become an equine photographer for one you do not need the best equipment if you have an entry-level camera that's perfect practice with that learn the ins and outs of your camera really get familiar with it and push it to its limits once you are taking pictures that are beyond the ability of your camera then upgrade so don't worry about meeting or wanting the best that's out there right now practice with what you have and then secondly if you are seriously considering doing this as a career learn business because it's really easy to throw out a price take pictures and call it a day but you're never going to be sustainable if you do it that way so make sure you learn how to price yourself accordingly consider all of your costs so that you can sustain yourself in business and then continue on and you don't have burnout 

my name is Ashley I live in Astoria Oregon and I am the owner and operator of Ennis equine I would describe my job as teaching safe maybe even better horsemanship I offer lessons and boarding for those in my area who are interested in learning pretty much basic horsemanship the how to's the ins and outs of owning a horse how to safely care for a horse safety always writing basic knowledge on feeding graining veterinary farriers and this is a part-time job for me at this time I do actually work two other jobs outside of and doing my barn business one of my main part-time jobs is I am an occupational therapist at the local grade school here in my area so I do work that Monday through Friday from 7:30 until 2:30 at 2:30 when I come home I switch out my shoes to my barn boots and I come out here and usually have a students waiting for a lesson on Saturdays I work at the local feed store from 10:00 until 6:00 quite busy outside of my barn job I did not go to college for any of my equine activities I got started would actually be through 4-h even though I've been involved with horses my whole life I actually started a 4-h group with my mom back in 2017 and the small community that I grew up in and we had a handful of kids that we started the group with and it was really rewarding I would teach the ground classes so I would teach the showmanship classes and my mom would teach the writing portion watching the kids grow and evolve over the course of those few months was really rewarding and really kind of sparked something in me that I would want to pursue financially comfortable with my jobs even though I can do lessons and do that I am subject to weather where I live I don't have anything covered to offer lessons year-round yet I am working on a plan to get that going but unfortunately I don't have anything covered to write in so I do have a 60 foot round pen and outside that I do offer lessons in but during the rainy months I cannot get writing lessons so I am very budget is that way so I took on an extra job on the weekends working at our local feed store to help and supplement the cost for that typically we're two mouths where I'm at right now works best I do have a Facebook page so that I do advertise and it does get shared 

my name is Liz Murray and I am from Newton New Hampshire and I am an equine massage practitioner for my job I massage horses so what massage does is it loosens the muscles and it kind of reduces tension in the horse's body that reduction of tension will take the pressure off of joints it will help to give a horse an increase in their range of motion it helps with balance it helps with soundness it helps with recovery from injury it helps preventing injury because if those muscles are nice and loose then they're not going to tear as quickly they're gonna recover faster from a hard workout stuff like that so I work really closely with owners trainers that's chiro farrier sometimes even to help sort of address any shortcomings in the way that a horse's body is moving if a lot of owners just use it for well-being it has a lot of other benefits than just to make a horse perform better and so people will utilize it for that as well I work part time I'm a mom of three I have three boys and I'm also in nursing school I'm not I don't have a ton of time to devote just to my business part of the reason why I'm a nursing school is because when you own your own business obviously it doesn't come with things like retirement benefits or health insurance or stuff like that I didn't go to college for this obviously I'm going to college for nursing but I did go to a program based out of Worcester Mass at the Bancroft school of massage they have a really awesome program for equine massage it took me about a year I definitely enjoy my job I think it's really fun to are never the same the same horse is never the same I love talking to horse people I love horse people I love being a support person I love celebrating my clients successes with their horses especially if it's something that I helped them achieve if their horse was really struggling with something and massage really ramped up their performance and they really achieved something new then that makes a huge difference to me that makes me really happy well yes I am financially comfortable equine massage is definitely something that's in demand I tend to work on 10 to 20 horses a week 20 am I really really busy season usually in the summer time I have a lot of clients that will get the horses worked on weekly during the height of show season participant particularly my like national level horses that are competing at the higher levels and they like to keep their horses and like tip-top performance shape so when they're all getting their horses worked on weekly I'm super super busy but my husband and I own a house we're supporting three kids so and I have two horses so it's definitely not anything to shake a fist at 90% of my marketing is word of mouth the majority of my clients are people they're a trainer will request that I work on their horse and it's grown from there about 10% of my business probably is through social media I don't do any I don't have a website I just do Facebook and I've been really successful from that I haven't needed to branch out beyond that I do occasionally like in the winter when it's really really slow I'll do like deals on Facebook or all advertise it'll be like a time dollar advertisement on Facebook but other than that that's pretty much all the marketing I do make sure you love being around horses make sure you don't ever get sick of horses make sure you love being a support person for people if you're a horse Pro you're definitely not in the spotlight all the time you're a supporting actor for sure and you have to love that you have to really be able to celebrate your clients successes as our own successes and embrace that you definitely need to have your own self motivation it's definitely horse world can definitely be dog-eat-dog and you have to really put yourself out there you have to be able to walk into a barn and say 

I'm Liz I'm here to work on so-and-so it's nice to meet you you and you have to be really professional I think it's important to be drama-free and kind of even-tempered I think that is important too but other than that that's about it if you're ever in New Hampshire and you want to follow an equine massage person for a day hit me up email me if you have any questions I'd be happy answer then thanks bye 

my name is Megan Webber and I am the head groom for archway equestrian sports and Spanish Washington my job is to groom tack up UNTAC horses for the trainers I also feed grain and apply first aid when needed as well as lunge and work the horses on the ground my job is a full-time job I chose this job mainly because I really like working with horses and it's one of my passions archway reached out to me and offered me the job I was I jumped at the opportunity and have enjoyed every moment of it I did not go to college but I'm playing on going in a few years when I'm ready to study at quite massage I knew during high school that I really want to work with horses and when the position was offered to me I jumped at the opportunity the best way to become a groom is mainly to start as working students that helps build your horse management skills and your knowledge and then from there you go find ... Continued the second part  here 

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Most Thing To know about Riding Is Cruel And Not Vegan ? part 2

Most Thing To know about Riding Is Cruel And Not Vegan

Part 2

with your horse on their back now this is not to say that you should be riding your horse every day or eat anywhere close to that amount like I said I don't think that it's bad to write your words but I don't think it's good to ride your horse any more than maybe two times a week I think what's beneficial and what's good for your horse mentally and physically is to spend actual quality time with them which that does not include being in the saddle and riding your horse and I said that time and time again in so many articles pretty much every day when I go out to see them I spend time brushing in and spend time on the ground with him and just having fun involving with them so for that I do have to agree I have to say that I think if you're the type of a question the only cares about writing report and you think that that's the only thing that comes with being an equestrian that I do have to agree that I think that's absolutely wrong in a 2007 study out of the 295 horses who were considered physically found upon initial examination 91.5% were diagnosed with some kind of alteration on the spinal process after x-ray almost always the spinal processes of the caudal saddle position were affected in horseback riding the final damage caused by weight alone is compounded by the use of saddles harnesses bits and whip saddles restrict blood flow to the arterial capillary bed causing tissue damage as well as general wear and chafing you're too much of an idiot to tighten your girth that much to where it actually cuts off their circulation then you should be around horses anyway I'm going to put a link down below to total saddle fit their stuff is incredible I made a article about it before I absolutely loved their products and their hearts helped out a lot with this and they prevent the cutting off of circulation they allow your horse to have shoulder relief and everything like that with these products but nothing is quite as cruel as the use of bits and whips which I'm only going to give a cursory not to in this article it's cause pain and damage to a horse's complex cranial nerves as well as their teeth tongue and palate facial nerves are extremely close to the skin and thus extremely sensitive it is essential to understand that there is absolutely no way to use a bit without a horse feeling pain that's absolutely true I mean you guys know that I don't ride in this I hate this I think they're the worst things ever actors don't even own this anymore I don't even own whips anymore either I think that with Pittsburgh all that kind of shit that's abuse that's just pure of you if you guys know that I've made several articles about it that's my stance on that I don't care if you're a soft hand I don't care if you tap you're more slightly I don't care I do think it's abuse that's just point blank period I think that putting a piece of metal in your mouth and hitting them with a whip and sticking a giant metal thing and jamming it into their ribcage I think that that's absolutely abuse I don't care if you've soft hands would you want someone to put a piece of metal in your mouth just because they have soft hands and yank you around all day I don't think so and sometime running short on time here I'll just say this about using a whip it's a wisp now all of this is just barely scraping the surface of the horse issue I haven't even addressed the practice of breaking horses horse racing the rodeo and other topics okay one thing I want to say to that though is that nobody likes rodeo anymore I think the rodeo is pure abuse sorry for all you went and riders out there I like riding Western too but I have to agree that rodeo is peer-reviewed they've had several people come out admitting to using electric shockers to make horses buck and make Bulls buff just so many things a rodeo or abusive okay let's get out of the way second thing is that nobody likes the racing industry okay we already got that on the way to also nobody calls breaking horses breaking horses anymore everyone says starting horses why because there are more gentle and more pleasant ways to actually start over and get them ready to be ridden it's all about working with the horse and taking time with the horse it's not about pushing the horse or beating them anymore not like the old Western ways and I think that people need to realize that the equine world although slowly we are evolving and we are coming around and eventually not all of us will be abusive assholes okay I wanted to respond to a comment that I saw on her article which I am going to include in here and talk about because I think this is what most idiot equestrians are going to post on my article so before you post this just no girl I'm going to react to one of these okay so this one says look I don't think you did good research if any most of it seems like you just took advice from a person with a faint idea of horses actually know like these people are legit trainers that she included in the article and these are legit statistics and studies done by professionals so already you're off to a bad start girl so what's the first argument you suggested that we walk our horses horses need way more exercise than simply walking trying orch answering around without amounts that's actually not true studies have shown many studies have shown that you can exercise a horse just in a round pin alone I mean there's a lot of ways to exercise your horse on ground this is just an excuse to get on and ride and be your horse this is an extreme struggle actually it's not an extreme what you're talking about and humans simply don't have the stamina to keep up with AK answering horse to give it proper exercise so you're saying that you have to change your horse around around 10 to be able to lunge them I think that that's extremely ridiculous you should just be able to stand there and have your horse lunge the way you compared it to dogs is just stupid you can't compare an 85-pound house animal to a 1,000 pound mammal that could possibly kill you I freaking hate it when people say could possibly kill you the only time a horse could possibly kill you is when you're sitting on their back that's why people say horses could possibly kill you that's why people think horses are dangerous they wouldn't be so dangerous if you're not making their face around copy nuns buck kick rear fall around flip over on you they wouldn't be dangerous like that okay so stop saying that horses could possibly kill you next know that no one who started riding their horses at - I guess you'd say no that no one started riding or visit - that's not true the racing industry does it all the time get your facts right there's actually a guy that I know who's trying to start a cult in the baby Chester two years old so that's a disaster waiting to happen that's just false and abuse not false furthermore the injuries you've shown because of the saddle probably happened because an ill-fated saddle use of riding without a saddle pad not wearing a saddle in general that didn't even make sense I guess she's trying to say that the injuries were caused by an ill-fitting saddle which isn't true because there's so many studies that prove that even if you do have a fitting saddle it still does a lot of damage to your horses back that's just statistics okay you have to get really nice high quality saddle pads and girth to be able to ride a horse successfully without causing them pain but it'll still probably cause them a little bit of pain that's why I tell people don't ride your horse multiple times a week I don't get it because it is so much better to have a relationship and a bond with your horse rather than get on and be selfish and say well I was all over that jump like wouldn't you rather have a bond in a relationship with your animal then every horse we know today would have a spinal problem and unable to be ridden but guess what horses are still ridden yeah that doesn't mean they don't have a spinal problem what the fuck did you like you're going to fuck I have one more point and that it she has no points what is she talking about I have one more point and that is if you left the group and tack on 24/7 then yes there would be problems no there are studies that show that even riding your horse for more than 30 minutes at a time is detrimental to their health I mean there are literal studies that show that they show the damage that the weight on a bat can do for longer than 30 minute periods they even show that after about 15 minutes of riding horses start showing signs that they're actually uncomfortable like physically uncomfortable but for a one to two hour ride it shouldn't affect the horse at all it does oh my god idiot horseback riding is just too large you can't interview five people and pretend you know enough to classify riding as cruel or abuse yes you fucking can you can go to any boarding stable out there and you can see the abuse that goes on I mean literally the horse world is so fucking just oh my god like we are not evolving with the rest of world for some reason people still fucking think that it is 100 percent a ok to hit your horse to put a piece of metal in their mouth to jab your horse in the ribs with Spurs so fucking abuse this shit on your horse just in everyday writing and people still think that's ok why are we not evolving with the rest the world why is this shit still ok in this day and age I don't get it and I am an equestrian but that doesn't mean that you have to ride your horse every single goddamn day to be an equestrian how about you get your ass off and actually spend quality time with an animal that probably wants to spend quality time with you horseback riding has many disciplines some are more kinder than others Wow ok the schools already stupid it's more times 20 net out but to stop everything up obviously I know that people are going to be pissed off of this article that's fine whatever I mean it doesn't make me mad because this is my opinion and I personally believe everything that I've just said and I've said this multiple times in multiple articles and as you guys know I am coming out with a really really really high-quality vegan tack line but as I said even with the tack that I'm coming out with you still shouldn't ride your horse multiple times a week I think that it's more beneficial to spend quality time with your horse on the ground and actually enjoy being in your horse with them rather than yanking them around forcing them to do things that they don't want to do etc etc and one thing I want to say is I'm going to link that documentary down below it's amazing it's incredible I love it go watch it it's like an hour long it's amazing anyway love you guys so much but I'm going to be late for my massage so I have got to these unfortunately comment down below if you guys want me to make for tomorrow's

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Most Thing To know about Riding Is Cruel And Not Vegan ?


Part 1

hi guys today I am going to be making a article on can equestrian be vegans let's go ahead and get into this because I know it's a little confusing to a lot of people so first things first there is a article that I found on why horseback riders cannot be vegan I'm going to react to it and I'm going to talk about it and talk about both sides as you guys know I am vegan I need to be in diet I am a hundred percent vegan in my life with the exception of things that I bought before I was vegan a lot of vegans argue the point that they don't think horses should be ridden they don't agree with the exploitation of animals they don't agree with riding horses they think it's bad for their back etc etc etc so I'm going to argue both sides for you guys tell you guys my opinion and then at the end of this article we're going to talk about can equestrians actually be vegan so let's go ahead and get started and let's react to this article what is the vegan stance on horseback riding is riding horses cruel well get ready to get controversial I'm first going to address the question of whether or not riding horses is vegan and then I'll move on to whether or not it's cruel as I said in my article about wolves veganism in general is about opposing the use of animals for our own personal gains in any form whatsoever if we look at horseback riding it's evidence that horses do not need to be written horseback riding solely benefits the writer and so it is a form of using animals for our entertainment which is explicitly not vegan sorry about that horseback riding is solely benefits the rider a lot of riders ride horses for their own benefit so for that I do agree with I do think that probably 90% of riders out there ride forces specifically for their own benefit they know that the horse actually doesn't want to be ridden they know that the horse doesn't want a dead cow strapped to their back and some 180 pound person to jump on them and tell them which way to go and what to do they know that and one thing I want to say is that I always tell people it's bad to ride your horse every single day it's actually really detrimental to their skeletal system which we'll get into later in this article but what I say is I most at most ride my horse twice a week it's that I mean most the time I try to stick to riding in once a week just to keep up with this training and everything like that but I don't ride my horse for my own personal gain or benefit my horse does not like showjumping so guess what I don't show jumpin my horse did not liked Asajj so guess what I don't do dressage with him my force loves cross-country jumping I swear to God you could take my horse out take a halter off and this horse would literally run the whole course including the jump I mean seriously my horse loves it that much now does that mean that he necessarily likes me riding him over the jump probably not necessarily because I'm the one who's kind of sitting up in control Ian so I understand outside the argument I understand that you don't have to ride horses nor should you in reality but one thing I want to say is that domesticated horses have been evolved to be able to be ridden and I know that that sounds really silly and really stupid but it's not detrimental to ride a horse if you're not doing it constantly and I do think that there's a really good amount of people out there in the equine world now that have started realizing that you shouldn't own a horse just to ride it I've posted several articles of me with my horse not even riding him and just having a good time on the ground just showing our bond and showing you know the things that I do with him like I do tricks with him and all that type of stuff and all of that is totally fine you can be an equestrian and not ride a horse that is totally normal and I always tell people that being an equestrian is not about writing it's about having a bond in a connection to horse so in my opinion I do have to personally agree with her in the sense that I don't think that horses need to be written I don't think that a lot of people should ride horses because a lot of people do it for their own benefit and for their own good but I'm not going to sit here and say that you should never ride a horse and that riding a horse in general is that I do think that the exploitation of a horse in the sense that you're going to just ride them when you want to train them to go over jumps and then take them to shows and you never do anything else with them I do think that's exploiting your animal but I do also think that if you just want to ride your horse for fun and have a good time with them and maybe take your horse out on a relaxing trail ride together and just really connect I think that that's totally different and there are several arguments as to how writing benefits support one of these is that domesticated horses need exercise the most simple response to this is that domesticated dogs also need exercise yet owners are able to provide this without having to mount them I think that that point is really kind of stupid now I do agree that you can exercise your work without being on them but I think that comparing a dog to a horse is really really dumb dogs are like maybe a hundred pounds max for the normal household dog first a horse which is like 800 to 1,200 pounds apiece probably even more sometimes a second argument is that writing provides a horse with an enriched environment again this can be as easily achieved without someone atop them by walking the horse from the ground okay one thing I would say that writing actually does not provide a horse with an enriched environment I think that that argument is bullshit and I think that everyone in the equine world knows that's bullshit you can't ride a horse and give your horse and enriching and fulfilling life that's not possible because horses in general probably don't want to be ridden if they could actually talk the way you provide your work with enrichment is by bonding with them and spending quality time with them on the ground which is what I tell people time and time and time again on this channel is that being an equestrian is not just about riding a horse in fact riding a horse is a really small percentage of being an equestrian and people just fail to see that time and time again third argument is one that comes in many forms but always starts with but my horse loves and ends with being ridden going to show wearing a bridle having a bit running the barrels or what have you I think that's really true a lot of equestrian their only defense is well my horse loved it I mean what I want to say is that you can genuinely tell if you actually have a connection with your work if your horse really likes something and if they really don't like something you can genuinely tell and most people can tell just by reading body language I mean people aren't stupid although people in the Western world pretend to be stupid by saying oh he likes it like come on are we past by now but let's take a look at what writing does to a horse's body physically let's start with skeletal structure there's a saying that a horse is ready to be ridden when their knees closed this refers to waiting until the growth plates just above their knees convert some cartilage to bone dr. Deb Bennett in her article I'm and rate of skeletal maturation in horses States back what people often don't realize is that there is a growth plate on either end of every bone behind the skull in the case of some bones like the pelvis or vertebrae which have many corners there are multiple growth plates she goes on to detail the exact schedule of growth plate conversion to bone in horseman while many people start riding their horses around the age of two dr. Bennett's schedule shows that the last plates to fuse are in the vertebral column and this does not occur into the horses at least five and a half years old as taller horses and males taking even longer according to the text practical Anatomy and propagated of the horse the length of time for complete growth of the epiphyseal plates or cartilage is not until they are on average between six and nine years old the basic takeaway of all of that is that it's incredibly easy to damage a horse's back and displace his or her vertebral growth plates causing pain and lasting injury aside from the issue of growth plate fusion riding a horse at any age causes skeletal damage as well as muscle and tissue expert horseman alexander nevzorov states a horse's back is not a seat not a place for a human but not a piece of meat not some kind of land it's a really complex and tender structure with extraordinary functions besides the apparent biomechanical function within the back has another very important function the spinal cords work is to guarantee that the responses from the entire nervous system can communicate the sense of taste smells vision hearing and vestibular function to the brain not to get lost in too much detail on this especially vulnerable sensitive organ onto the medulla spinalis the brain of the back that's a writer I agree that actually I love Alexander I have followed his work for a really long time and I think that the guy actually really does know what he's talking about I'm going to put a link down below for a documentary that I really do think everyone should watch it's really amazing it's one of my favorite documentaries out one thing I want to say to the to the knees views topic I haven't heard a lot of people say don't ride a horse until their knees views I always hear people say don't ride a horse until their joints fuse meaning not just their knees but other joints in the body as well every time I discussed starting a horse the first thing I say to people is that you need to get your vest permission and approval before putting us at WonderWorks before starting a horse of any age you should have a veterinarian come out and have them double-check the horse make sure that the horse is okay to be ridden and people who don't do this or idiot because they don't know you can't look at a horse and tell that that horse is ready to be ridden you can't do that so if you do not have your veterinarian come out to make sure that that force is a-okay to be started then I think you're personally an idiot now as for racing pretty much no one in the equine world likes the racing industry point-blank period okay because the racing industry they're pretty much the only people that start horses when they're two years old okay the rest of us are not idiots we know that you shouldn't do that and that's why the racing industry has the highest number of deaths in the equine world every single year I mean it's catastrophic almost as for the rest and stuff at the back I'm honestly inclined to agree but I'm not going to figure to say that a horse should never be ridden personally I think that if you are riding your horse bitless like a lot of people do now because I personally think that this are two straight-up pure abuse and I want to talk about that in just a second but if you're riding your horse is out of it and without all of the idiot things that you can put on your horse nowadays like Spurs I personally think that you can easily have a great relationship .

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020



because horses are so cool you're gonna learn some amazing facts about horses and it's just gonna be awesome horses are large domesticated mammals that are incredibly strong and smart do you know what the word domesticated means it's a good question what is the word domesticated mean domesticated means to be kept as a pet or on a farm now that doesn't mean that all horses are domesticated but in general horses are domesticated mammals wild horses in general have been domesticated there are some horses that live in the wild horses that live in the wild are called feral horses so where do horses live that's a great question where can you find horses it's incredible horses live all over the world all over the world you can find horses except places like you know Antarctica you know that's where the Penguins live Oh little penguins cute and small you are not very big at all at least compared to horses alright ladies look guys so horses pretty much live all over the world and this is incredible there are about sixty million horses in the world okay about sixty million horses in the world Hey just as a fun thing some time today ask somebody say how many of courses do you think there are in the world and they're gonna be like I don't know nobody knows that you'll say hey about sixty million horses 60 million take that fact with you put it in your pocket you're gonna love it now you have to check this out is so fascinating baby horses are called folds and that interesting baby horses are called foals foals are fascinating did you know they can stand shortly after birth and can even run just two hours after birth two hours after they're born they can literally run now it's a very wobbly run it can run surely after being born absolutely incredible a young female horse is a filly yeah that's a neat name a young female horse is a filly a young male horse is a Colt yeah they're called Colts after its first year a horse is called a yearling you know that makes sense after a horse has been around for a year you call the horse a yearly once a horse is two years old that horse no longer is considered a yearling after a horse passes that two-year mark that horse is still considered either a cult or a filly and then once a filly is older than four she is called a mare and once a colt is older than four he is called a stallion let's summarize this with a simple chart whoo the color gray how fancy so a young male horse a Colt grows up to be a stallion a grown-up male horse a filly a young female horse grows up to be a mare a grown-up female horse with all of this growing horses must eat a lot of food food must be really important to them and food is food is but they might not eat the things that you might think they horses are herbivores the word herbivore means an animal that eats plants horses are herbivores horses eat plants though they can be trained to eat meat if they're in a circumstance where they have to eat meat for survival they will or if they're given me over a regular period of time they could be like oh this is food too but they are herbivores they are animals that naturally eat plants they love plants they could be so healthy and so strong without ever having to eat me next we want to talk about horse eyes yeah that's a big eyeball of all horse their eyes are absolutely amazing of course your eyes have to be uncovered for you to see somebody get a somebody get a comb pick our skin the highs are covered highs are covered this is like the worst picture for us to show what we're talking about the eyes we can't even see the eyes of this horse a horse's eyes are amazing they can see in just about every single direction except directly behind them and interestingly enough directly in front of them which if that doesn't sound impressive it definitely should because they can literally see every single direction other than those I mean they can see just about everything their eyes are amazing but seriously kids do not stand directly behind a horse as totally serious because the horse can't see there and if the horse hears a sound that you make that horse could actually kick you and hurt you and the horse doesn't want to hurt you so please do not stand directly behind a horse ever okay because horses are so strong you could see all the muscles on this horse this horse is so strong that's why horses have been used for thousands and thousands of years to pull heavy things including carriages with people and in all kinds of heavy things horses are so strong and powerful this horse is just literally taking a nap lying down and just sleeping because horses can fall asleep lying down or standing up in fact I bet this horse is napping I bet I bet this horse is napping you're napping through our hey did you know ponies are smaller types of horses you may have been watching this about when are they gonna bring up the ponies right I love the ponies even though a pony's body is a little different as far as size goes a pony is very very similar to any other horse being incredibly strong and incredibly smart which brings us to our final facts horses are incredibly smart they're incredibly smart horses are able to communicate with each other through sounds and facial expressions and horses have amazing problem-solving skills that can get them out of all kinds of jams and sometimes they can kick them in trouble too what amazing animals horses are thanks


Sunday, May 17, 2020

How Much Does Owning A Horse Cost?

What To Look For When Buying A Horse '

today I'm going to give you guys um some basic knowledge on how much it costs to afford a horse so for those of you looking to buy a horse err just cure it out of curiosity wanting to know I'll tell you guys kind of just a base cost of how much it cost on a horse and everything that goes into owning a horse money-wise and all of that stuff so if you're interested in learning about that then keep watching so one thing that I say all the time is the initial price of buying the wort is going to be the cheapest part of your whole horse ownership experience I mean obviously not if you buy like a million dollar horse or something crazy like that but you guys kind of get what I mean if you buy a $500 off the track thoroughbred because you have $500 that doesn't mean you can afford a horse there's so much money monthly and yearly that goes into owning a horse that usually end up being more in the end then you actually paid for the horse so the first main price of owning a horse is paying for board so board if you don't know what that is it's basically a price you pay to a barn a month to basically house and feed and care for your horse now there's a ton of different factors that go into how much your board is actually going to cost per month and it is a monthly cost that you pay typically barns have you pay on the first of every month and but it's more expensive if you put your horse in a stall and have a full care stall or you could do a partial care stall or a pasture board or dry lap board is even cheaper the prices can range anywhere from like 150 dollars to like 600 dollars is just a main price range it really depends on you know if you have a super super fancy barn it's gonna be more expensive if your barn is a little bit more normal it's gonna be cheaper and you know it also depends on if you put your horse and install our pasture my board for my horse is currently $400 prices can fluctuate with you know hay prices going up and grain prices and all that stuff but that's a monthly fee that's always gonna be there and is a necessity you're always gonna have that board unless you own your own property then you'll have to pay for your horses hay food bedding um and you know you'll have to pay for the property but so that the first thing the second big cost is Ferrier costs so getting a horse's hoofs trimmed or their shoes reset so that's a cost that typically comes around every 6 to 8 weeks and it can depend on the horse River needs to get his feet down about every six weeks six seven weeks it can honestly depend on the horse and how fast their hooves grow and how nice their hubs are but so that's kind of up to you and your farrier but every six to eight weeks you'll have that cost and if you're it can vary on if your horse has all four shoes if they have two front shoes or if they are barefoot it just depends typically you know every farrier can charge differently but typically just a trim is about thirty forty dollars a full set of shoes is about a hundred and a hundred and fifteen dollars depending and then you know two shoes just half of that so and it really just depends on your fare and what they charge another factor going into your cost of farrier is if your farrier charges a catch fee so like if your horse is in a pasture and your fare has to go catch it usually they'll charge you like fifteen dollars ten dollars for that something like that so to keep prices low on that be there when the farrier is there to bring your horse to them and then another thing is a trip fee so typically well lots of barns have one or two set fairs that come out at set times to do all the horses there and then there's no trip fee if the farrier is gonna do a lot of horses but if you just have a specific fare one farrier that you like that nobody else at that barn uses then you're just gonna have to pay an extra fee for there them to drive to just do one horse so that is another cost the next cost our vet costs so typically you get your horse by annually shots so every spring and every fall your horse will get a new round of shots and your vet will know what shots to give your horse as well as your horse needs their Coggins drawn once a year so a Coggins is a test for equine infectious anemia that is a very bad disease and you literally can't take your horse anywhere without a car up- Coggins test and then also they'll get their teeth floated about once a year so horses when they chew they wear down their teeth and get like sharp points and so they need to get those rest off every once in a while some horses don't need it once a year I know some of my horses I've had in the past needed at once every two years it just depends on the horse but typically just four shots that could be like a hundred to two hundred dollars twice a year with the shots and teeth floating and Coggins also if you have a gelding they'll need their sheath cleaned if you don't know what a sheath is then you should probably google it because it's probably not my place to tell you what a sheath is and if you don't know what this I just I just I don't think that would be a very fun to explain and the next cost would be lessons so I recommend highly unless you're just you know you already know how to ride in your just pleasure riding and trail riding that you take lessons I take like two lessons a week it can change but it depends on your instructor on how much lessons cost but it's cheaper if you're using your own horse rather than one of your trainers lesson horses but the prices can range it's also cheaper if you do a group lesson rather than a private lesson so you know get together some of your friends and try to do a group lesson would be a lot cheaper for me I think like my lessons are a total of like two hundred dollars a month or something like that I'm not totally sure it really just depends on your trainer if you're training with a professional they're gonna have a lot more expensive lessons and just stuff like that so I really highly recommend that if you own a horse you take lessons but it's not a necessity next is insurance now this isn't necessity and a lot of people don't insure their horses but if you're gonna own one horse and you're gonna compete on it and it's gonna be worth a little bit of money then I would go ahead and insure your horse at least just for a little bit and this is a cost that you know again differs with the type of insurance you do if you do all recs mortality or specified peril you know it just depends how you pay more if you want more protection so you know though you'll get money for horse dies or you'll get money if your horse needs a super expensive colic surgery or you know it's it's really helpful in it's it's good to be there and have that as like a safety net the next cost is a really cheap cost thankfully most of the time is deworming so typically I do wear my horse every other month um and I switch what do you warmers I used I'll go from you know PI rental to ivermectin you know and just switch all that around because if you just keep using the same chemicals again your horses parasites are just gonna build up an immunity to the deworming or giving them and that's just gonna be useless but typically if you warmer can go from like five to fifty dollars you know depending if you get a power pack now if your horse is diagnosed by a vet to have bad worms they'll probably diagnose a power pack which is going to be really really expensive dewormer but typically just maintenance dewormer it'll be like five ten dollars every other month so that's really really cheap now lots of people like to do fecal tests they'll you know scoop up a little turd and send it off to the vet so the vet can look at it under a microscope and see exactly which do you warmers you should use and if you even need to be using new armor and all that stuff so if you want to get technical with that you can I typically don't I've I do a few go tests every once in a while but I never my horse has never had worms to where it's so bad that I need to switch from what I'm doing so there's that cost another cost is takin's now I just did a on this on first horse necessities or you know all the things you need for a horse so I will link that up above and you guys can go watch that if you want to know all of the things that I think you need for a horse like saddles bridles fly sprays grooming stuff all of that I listed all in that so go check that out if you want to know what supplies you'll need but these this is typically just like a one-time cost things like chemicals like fly sprays and stuff like that and stuff for like your horses first aid kit those are things that are gonna you're gonna need to replace them as they empty but this is typically a one-time cost and it's not going to be up like a monthly thing and in this next I'm going to link up above this talks about how to afford a horse so like money saving hacks and you know how I'm able to afford a horse and just tips and tricks on easier ways to spend less money so go check that out if you want to know about that as well another cost would be shows I know a lot of people don't show their horses but shows are pretty big expense depending on what you're showing in and how many classes you do I avenged her a couple hundred dollars is just a one-time fee and then you know if you're doing hunters or jumpers whether it's a rated or non rated typically it's a specific cost per class so like twenty five thirty dollars per class and then also like an office fee and astolfi and all that stuff so if you want to know about how much horse shows would cost for the discipline that you do ask your trainer or ask somebody else you know that does what you do and I'm sure they'd be willing to help but shows are typically a weekend thing most of the time and you can you know enter them whenever you like to if you don't have enough money you don't have to enter the show and this isn't a cost that you have to have to own a horse you know you don't have to show but if you are buying a competition horse and you plan on competing you need to put this into your thought process of much it's going to cost me because shows are a big expense and you need to not forget that next is supplements now some horses don't need supplements at all and if you don't know what a horse supplement is it's basically something you add to your horses feed to help them like there's weight gain supplements there's joint supplements all types of different supplements anything you could think of there's a supplement for that like a ulcer supplement there's a million-in-one different kinds of supplements so your horse might need a supplement so if your horse is going to need a supplement you need to factor that in and if you don't know what horse you're getting yet you just need to kind of think hey my horse might need a supplement it might cost me you know thirty to a hundred dollars a month depending on how many supplements and what kind of supplements you need if you guys have been watching my channel you know what supplement I use you gotta make complete it's an amazing supplement and it's basically a supplement that supplements everything from joint bone density to muscle and to weight gain - literally everything it's an amazing supplement and I will link that in the description and also if you use the code Claire you'll get $20 off when you buy two more gallons so hashtag sponsored and next is a horse trailer I highly recommend if you own a horse that you own a horse trailer if yours breaks its leg it needs to be hauled out to the vet immediately or it's caulking or something and you can't get a vet out to you you have to have a horse trailer to take your horse to the vet you know I mean if you buy a horse you can borrow somebody's trailer to go pick it up but I think it's a really good idea to own a horse trailer if you own a horse now horse trailers can range in price on how old it is the condition if it's a two horse 3 horse 4 horse if it has living quarters if it's a gooseneck or a bumper Pole the possibilities are endless you could get anything from a thousand dollar horse trailer to like a $80,000 horse trailer I'm sure they go up even higher but it really depends depends on how many horses you need to haul and how nice the trailer you want so and that's just a one-time cost of course you know trailer insurance you're gonna have to pay that monthly and you know upkeep and maintenance everyone so al if you need new tires or something like that so that's another cost that you're going to have if you own a horse and I highly highly recommend if you own a horse that you own a horse trailer then the last cost is like emergency vet costs I think you should always have some money set aside for an emergency like if your horse is colicky really badly and needs a surgery or they break a leg or you know the possibilities of are endless of how your horse can destroy themselves so and it definitely helps if you insure your horse cuz you know your insurance company will give you money to help with major surgeries or stuff like that or if your horse sadly passes away you know they'll pay you however much your horse was worth and however much you insure your horse for so I think that insuring the horse is really good for this emergency aspect but it's a really good idea to have that money set aside you know you don't want your horse to be talking really badly and there be a couple thousand dollar surgery and you you just have to put your horse down because you can't afford it I think that's a horrible position to be in and you know that's not fair to your horse so if you're going to buy a horse have some money set aside please please please it's just in case of emergencies because they happen I I swear to you they happen so please be smart and if you're gonna buy a horse put this into consideration vet bills can range from hundreds of dollars to thousands of thousands of dollars it's ridiculous how expensive horse surgeries and stuff can be so please please please please think about it also I would like to point out I'm wearing my new Aztec diamond equestrian base layer it is freaking amazing and so flattering and so comfy and I just love it with all my heart so check them out I will link them in my description they also have leggings and tights and a ton of cool clothing so that was all that I have for you guys today there's you know some other cost that some people let's put on their horses but these are just kind of the main ones and the main ones that are mostly necessary and I know owning a horse is so so so expensive so leasing a horse is a really good alternative to where you just kind of pay a monthly fee to like half on the horse it's a really good alternative and I've leased horses for forever and it's it's an amazing experience and especially a good learning you know stepping-stone before you buy a horse to do that and especially if you're you know financially challenged you can still have the feeling of owning a horse without actually owning the horse so think about leasing if you can't afford to buy a horse that's an option there's always some way that you can get the experience of having a horse to yourself now own a horse is expensive expensive expensive expensive expensive but I swear to you all it is worth every penny in so so so many ways so if you really are taking lessons and you decide you want to take the next step talk to your parents talk to your trainer do the research and I promise it'll anything can happen so I love you all so much thank you all for watching I hope you guys enjoyed it and I hope this was helpful you guys thanks

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