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Have you been thinking about the possibility of buying a pet horse for the family? It’s an expensive job, especially when you take the stable and training costs into account. However, there’s no doubt that it can be one of the most rewarding things you’ll ever do.
Here are just some of the reasons that now is the time to stop saying neigh.
Help The Kids Learn
All pets are great for child development and even a pet fish can go a long way to teaching responsibility. However, there’s no doubt that a horse is one of the best animals to help kids show a caring maturity.
First and foremost, your kids can interact with the horse in many ways. From feeding and riding to cleaning out the stables, those tasks all contribute to the overall sense of responsibility. Moreover, the fact that the horse lives at the stables means that you can promote those ideas without overwhelming your child on a 24/7 basis.
Get The Kids Excited
They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder. Despite the fact that they’ll spend less time with the horse than they would with domestic pets, the love they feel will be even greater. Unlike some animals, a pony will not go unappreciated by the kids.
Your kids can show this love in many ways, such as grooming the pet. Meanwhile, a monthly horse box subscription lets them treat their pony with various products. Every child that is lucky enough to have a horse enjoys going to spend time with their animal friend. On a separate note, this is a great way to win the war against too much TV and video gaming.
Create A Hobby
Apart from simply looking after the horse, the kids can learn to ride their pet. Not only does it generate an even stronger bond, but it teaches a passion and skill that will last for life. Better still, it’s a great way to meet other horse lovers and become aware of various activities and causes. This sense of sociability isn’t only rewarding, but can protect teens from bad influences.
This network of people can become friends for life too. Given that many breeds live for around 25-30 years, there’s no doubt that the love of a horse and the social nature of ownership is something very special. Best of all, the pet is something that will unite the whole family in love and affection.
It’s An Investment
Let’s face it; owning a horse is a luxury. Unlike many, though, it’s one that you can truly enjoy for years to come. This is especially true if you purchase a horse that will eventually generate a secondary source of income. Racing horses and studs are just two examples where financially gains are added to the simple joys of being a horse owner. Nobody should overlook those possibilities.
In truth, those financial rewards are unlikely to be your main incentive for buying a horse. After all, it should be a pet first so that any income is viewed as a bonus. Still, if this doesn’t give you an incentive to choose this type of beautiful animal over other options, what will?