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Financial information and advice for pet owners

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Bargains for horse owners

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How much does it cost to own a horse?

If you are a horse or pony owner you know that they are not cheap animals to keep. It can cost between £200 and £800 a month to keep a horse when livery, tack, vets bills, insurance, farriers and food is taken into account.


The exact price depends on where you live, where you stable your horse (and for how many months in the year), whether you have horse insurance, where you buy your food and the type of tack and equipment you choose. It tends to be more expensive to keep a horse if you enter shows and competitions because of the additional equipment and clothing required, travel costs and entrance fees.

What bargains are available for horse owners?

Although horse and pony ownership can be expensive, there are ways to cut costs and obtain bargains:

How can I save money on horse feed?

You should never compromise the health of your horse or pony because you cannot afford to feed it properly. If you are really struggling financially and you think your horse may suffer, you should contact the RSPCA for help and advice. However, if you are on a budget there are ways that you can save money and keep your horse healthy: