On another note, we had a wonderful Christmas. I got up fairly early so that I could let Emi and Roz out for a while, before we left for my grandparent's house. For Christmas I received an aluminum measuring stick. I measured both Emi and Roz last night. Roz is just slightly under 15.2hh. Emi measures at 12hh. I plan to measure her monthly for a while to keep track of how much she is growing. I also received a boucher, and I'm looking forward to trying Roz in it. From Tarra I'm getting a fancy browband for Emi (I just need to order it). I will post photos when I get it!
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Since I started keeping Roz at home, I decided that I was going to keep track of his expenses for a year. It honestly doesn't matter to me how much he costs, I'd keep him regardless. At the same time, it is nice to have an idea of how much you are spending on a very large pet. I started a spreadsheet in January 2013. My average cost per month was $155. I thought that was pretty good. It includes all of his expenses, including hoof trimming and veterinary care. His cheapest month was August, at only $36. The most expensive was July at $509. July's number was high due to purchasing his hay for the year. How much do you spend on your horse per month? Obviously my costs are very low on a semi-retired horse living at home. I spent a lot more than that on him when he was boarded and we were showing.