- Put some apple sauce in a syringe. Dose your horse daily with the apple sauce. Your horse will love the syringe because he knows there is apple sauce inside. So when you deworm, he will take the dose. After you dose him, dose him with apple sauce.
- —Guest horse
- So to save money on dewormer paste, take an old toothbrush and get all of the hay/feed/grass he or she has in its mouth. Then you can deworm.
- —Guest horse
- Simply split the cost with a friend and u have time to ride and care for the horse and only half to pay for half the cost
- —Guest Horselover
saving money up or a horse
- I save up by doing a home spa and doing chores ive gotten 56 dollers already you could do it to
- —Guest charlotte
bedding and pasture
- I save on bedding buy getting it from some one I know with a wood shop. He gives me the shaving left over from his wood working. For pasture my mom owns the pasture and the farmer that rents it alows me to keep my horses there. You should ask a local farmer if you could do the same. You would have to have a horse that gets along with other animals well.
- —Guest Harmony
pre buy preventitive care
- My vet allows a substantial discount for routine services if I prepay for one year. This includes two farm visits with vaccines, wormers, teeth and sheath care. I also prebuy worming medicine a years worth online. The medicine has long expiration dates and I can place dates on my calender to administer. This allows me to lock in the prices for these things a year in advance.
- —Guest JM
- Pasture boarding your horse is not only cheaper than stall boarding or full time boarding, it is a lot better for your horse too! Standing in a stall isn't good for a horse, but when he's hanging around in a pasture with friends it's better for his health and mental wellness. Did I mention it's cheaper? Check at your stables to see if pasture boarding might be a better option!
- —Guest LovePetal
Save on Hay
- I buy rolls of horse hay then store the hay where only I can get to it. Daily I pitch hay I pull off the roll to the horses. It lasts a long time this way, we have no hay waste and we save money.
- —Guest Sherry
- I made a Sugardine solution to treat thrush. A couple of cups of white table sugar and enough povidone iodine to make a paste (I used less than 1/2 cup). I use a hoof pick with a brush on it to daub the solution onto the hoof. The sugar helps it stick to the hoof. Stir it up each time you use it.
- —Guest zzrider
Recycled horse/pony toys
- For some nice recycled, safe, horse toys use a plastic bottle and put some very small holes in it. Then fill it up with treats, molasses, or even grains of rice so your horse can shake it. Another idea is that you could put molasses and water mixed together, pu into a spray bottle and spray around your horses muzzle, It`s quite funny watching them. Or you could just use an old soccer ball of a byo that you can find in fishing stores.
- —Guest lanii
Cheap Fly Spray
- An Old Timer friend gave me this money saving tip! Mix dollar store antiseptic mouth wash 50/50 with water and put in a cheap sprayer and use for fly spray. Safe for the horse even around their muzzle! My horse even opens her mouth for me to spray it in!
- —Guest T Robertson
- Use a stocking as a tail bag. Cut the top off an empty milk bottle it would make a good feed scoop. Buying second hand gear is always cheaper but buying new gear will last a lot longer. empty tuna cans will make good bridle or halter hooks just stick it on the wall. vaseline, vegatable oil or a cut onion can be used as hoof oil it is a lot cheaper and cleaner.. old gardening gloves can be used as a grooming glove to remove loose hair. You could buy a two dollar hair brush from the store and use it to brush your horses tail they work a lot better than the professionally made ones. You could grow your own hay if you own land. If you're to young to get a job and want a horse badley you could do a paper delivery job. :)
- —Guest jadey13
Cost cutting and improving daily life.
- I'm creating a Pasture Paradise, eliminating my stalls and cobbling up a slow feeder. Took a nutrition course and am ordering minerals etc. that complement my hay and avoiding supplements/saving on hay. All my horses are fully transitioned to the barefoot trim..am my own trimmer...learned it all online.
- There are lots of folks that have extra tack that are willing to allow you to borrow. Especially with 4H children who grow out of everything so fast so network with friends and use those unused items always return immediately and clean!!
save some money
- go easy on the shavings go easy on the feed but never compromise your horses health
- —Guest lynn