Your Fantasy Dream Horse
Just what goes through your mind when you think of your fantasy dream horse?
So you’ve been dreaming of owning your fantasy dream horse since you were a little kid.
Maybe it was the horse like the one in Sleeping Beauty, or maybe the one from Zorro (Tornado).
Maybe you saw one on a school trip or when you were on a family day out and you just knew you had to have one.
But now that you’re an adult, you realise that owning your fantasy dream horse is a bit out of your budget.
That’s not to say that you can’t have a horse in your life – you can!
There are plenty of horse-friendly places to live in the UK, and even if you don’t have a lot of money, there are plenty of ways to get a horse without spending a fortune.
Here are a few tips to help you get the horse of your dreams without breaking the bank:
1. Look for used horses
There are plenty of horses out there that are waiting to be adopted, and many of them are retired race horses that have been given a new home.
You can easily find retired racehorses all around the country: England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.
2. Adopt a working horse
If you like many other would like a horse that you can ride and possibly bring on.
Then you might want a horse that has had a previous working life as a happy hacker, hunter, jumper or whatever.
There are many rehoming charities around the UK specifically dedicated to the rehoming of working horses.
Some of these horses can be very young and inexperienced. They make great projects for the right person who has the understanding, ability and knowledge to be able to bring them on*. (*carry on their training and enhance it).
3: A Field Ornament
This is a term which refers to horses, just living out their days in fields, doing their own thing and basically living as freely as a horse can in modern times.
There is no formal ongoing training etc. This could be for medical reasons as most horses living this way have conditions such as Arthritis etc, so they just need to lead a gentle life.
Don’t let this put you off though, these horses make great loving animals and will often surprise you on a day to day basis with what they can still actually do when the mood suits them.
Whatever your fantasy dream horse is, there are plenty of options out there, even if what you actually get is not your fantasy dream horse.
Horses are very caring and loving to the right people. You have to give them the care and consideration that they deserve.
Horses are sociable animals naturally so will respond to you and the love that you give to them. There are other factors involved with keeping horses, such as the land they need to live and graze on.
There are vets fees for innoculations and any possible illness problems. And of course there’s the farrier, who’s job it is to care for their feet.
Whether your horse is shod, or barefoot, it will still need the attention of a farrier.
Whatever your fantasy dream horse turns out to be, you just have to bear in mind that a horse is a living breathing animal that needs constant love and attention.