The content you are just about to read was provided by one of our funding partners, Housemaster Home Inspections at Edmonton-housemaster.ca. The cliche is that every little girl wants a pony. You always see plenty of movies or episodes of television shows that show little girls asking their parents for a pony. The parents don't want to disappoint their little girl but they know what goes into owning a pony. It's a lot of hard work. Little girls only look at is as something they want. Not something they have to take care of. The same can be said for any pet that any real estate home owner has. Cats, birds, snakes, dogs and horses are all pets that need constant care and attention.
Horses are a little different because you can't just leave the comfort of your home and make your way to the pet store to buy horse food and think that's the end of it. Being a horse owner means so much more work than that. Having a horse as a pet entails lots of work, plenty of care and attention, and a whole lot of time. Being a horse owner can almost be considered a second job. Not to mention how expensive it can be owning a horse.
If you don't have a piece of real estate that is large enough and home to acres upon acres of land in the backyard you might have to pay for a stable. Renting a stable adds up every month. Then you might also have to pay for a trainer to make sure your horse gets all the attention it needs. You might not always be there for it. You're also going to need to get riding lessons which costs money. Plus the horse needs to get checked out regularly and that can be costly as well. You want your horse to be in the best health it possibly can be and that means having the resources to pay for everything it needs for that to be achieved.
If you decide that in the end you will buy your little girl a pony make sure you know everything there is to know about being a horse owner before actually going through with the purchase. Tell your daughter owning a horse is a lot of hard work and a big responsibility. That if you're going to get her a pony she better take care of it. Or else there really is no point in bringing a horse onto your property and into your family.