I am really excited as planning to get my first horse in about 6 months…starting to look now though as I cant resist!
If anyone could offer any advice on a few things, it would be really appreciated:
- approx. how much hay would 2 horses consume per month, if the grazing is relatively poor and 1 is being used for hacking 3-4 times per week? Will rotate them in different fields for optimal grazing but the area is just not that great for grass unfortunately.
- would it be difficult to find a retired horse to keep as a companion with my new horse…ideally not to purchase and the owner would cover vets, farrier, extra food…I would look after it day-to-day though.
- what do you all do when you go on holiday/back to the UK?
- in your experience in France, do many owners sell horses with tack included? Would like to change/upgrade this if needed but short-medium term it would be great to have tack included!
Really appreciate any advice you can offer and I will try not to ask too many more questions!