You might be thinking, “Is it even possible to ride horses and still stay on budget?” Well… I believe there are some tips that can help us save money and not spend too much money on our horses. I am sure you have been in a situation before where you walk into a store and come out with more horsey things than you bargained for. I know, I definitely have! So today, I am sharing 7 tips to help all of those “horse crazy shoppers” to stay on budget while still investing in your horse! I hope that these tips help you! Enjoy reading!
1. Discover Your Inner DIY (do it yourself)
Pretty much anything can be turned into a DIY. Some examples are DIY horse leg wraps, DIY Ombre colored lead ropes, and DIY equestrian décor. My go-to for DIY’s is Pinterest because it will never disappoint.
2. Second-Hand is Okay
Not only can you find good quality second-hand tack, clothing, and brushes, but you can also find great deals buying second-hand items.
3. Buy Good Quality Items
Now you might be wondering, what does good quality items have to do with saving money? Well, buying good quality items can ensure that they will not break and will save you money in the long run.
4. Set a Monthly Budget
Setting budgets before you go on a shopping spree for yourself and your horse is also very important. I suggest setting a monthly budget of how much you are going to spend as this will help keep you accountable to not overspend.
5. Hit the Sales Racks
When going to your favorite store, head straight to the sales racks first. I don’t know about you, but I have found some great deals and items on the sales racks.
6. Subscribe to Online Equestrian Stores
I have found this tip super helpful because when you subscribe to online stores there is a chance they will send you discounts by email to use for your purchases. You will also be notified of any future or current sales and discounts in the store as well.
7. Sell Non-Used Tack
Lastly, if you want to earn some money and have some tack items that you do not use, you can sell your tack on any online used store, or even you can try selling your tack on horse Facebook groups in your area. I don’t know about you, but I definitely like earning a little extra cash that I can re-invest in tack I do need.
I hope that you found these tips helpful to becoming a rider on a budget (if it is at all possible ha-ha). Feel free to share these with any of your horsey friends you feel would find these budgeting tips helpful. Until next time… don’t forget to hug your horse!
What are some of your budgeting tips as a horse rider?