Start with, do you have any knowledge of horses? Any riding knowledge? If not, you need lessons before owning. Also look into pony club or 4-h horse clubs to gain knowledge. Understand that something as simple as a belly ache can kill a horse and usually it's because the owners lack the knowledge to understand what they're seeing or how to act. Know that buying the horse is the cheap part. I board and the following is a list of expenses for my owners $450 board $30-$110 farrier every 6 weeks (cost depends on shod, barefoot, etc) Vet for spring and fall shots $140 Sand clear every 8 months $200 Dewormers $50 a year Fly spray $45 for the summer Tack replacement/repair, etc about $100 a year Plus emergency fund because horses are born emergencies... Vet bills here have run $1500.00 for the horse attacked by pit bulls to 3700.00 for the horse that had a head injury. Most emergency calls for colic will run you $200-$500 and if surgery is required, our vet schools "ballpark" figure is $5000-$20,000. If you keep at home throw in hay at $6-$14 a bale and horses need 2-2.5% of their body weight in forage. Also grain runs from $9-$25 a bag depending on quality but you shouldn't need much of that. Salt, water heaters if it gets cold, any supplements... no matter where you keep them, you also need to be able to recognize the signs of colic, founder, navicular, and know what to do prior to the vets arrival. You need to know how to treat scrapes, scratches, cuts, etc. be able to understand what it looks like when they're "off" It's not an undertaking for the faint of heart... I got a new boarder when the so-called boarding farm killed her other horse by feeding it while it was colicing. It ruptured the upper colon. What I love about the beasties is you never stop learning things. I've been doing this 40 years and I learn new things all the time. Which reminds me, if you ever come across someone who says they know it all...RUN!
Its possible, but hard! Prove to them you know how to feed it, and where to keep it. Show them your facts about horses and how you would care for it. MAYBE, if you are they are buying it, you should donate some of your money in that so you can show them that you are responsible and able to handle the care of a horse. Also, make sure your parents actually like horses, if not, keep the horse away from them. It might change there mind. All depends on what type of parents you have. Hope it helps!!!
a horse is an extremely expensive and time consuming pet. there is boarding, if you are in a city, feed itself is expensive, riding and exercising time, training, saddles and bits and all of the other gear needed for riding, combing, caring, etc. - a lot of kids want a horse, but fail to realize the extreme cost. a horse is a burden that most parents cannot reasonably afford.
Well maybe show them that Ur responsible. I had a horse for over 17 years and he ended up killing himself but i had 2 take care of him. Its a lot of work. First u have 2 make sure u feed him or her groom him make sure he has water and make sure u have the right type of food. Otherwise it will make him sick. And they are not cheap at all! So make sure u r ready 4 it.
Boo has a great answer. Also, don't get a horse unless you are going to be a dedicated owner who has time to spend with your horse. Also, don't just get any horse bc it's a "good deal" or something, because a lot of times those come with issues. If you do decide to get a horse, find one that fits your personality. I finally settled with my Arabian stallion. Even though he's a stud, we both "click" together. Also besides all the care that Boo mention, you also got to figure in if you want to train from the ground up yourself or have it already trained.