Having horses as part of your family is great fun and also a big responsibility. Taking care of horses is a lot of work and it takes an on-going financial commitment. Training and caring for horses is rewarding and a lot of fun. While working with your horse, you will also make many new friends as many people who share the love of horses, like to share their passion with you.
It is a good idea to consult your local trainers and barns before embarking onto the adventure of owning a horse. Keeping a horse requires plenty of space, time to feed then at least twice a day and scheduled health care visits to your local large animal veterinarian. Horses also need their hooves to be trimmed regularly. All that involves regular costs that you, as the future horse-owner would need to budget for.
If you are interested in horses, there are many great resources to find out more information. In Utah, there are many local organizations that promote various kinds of riding styles and horsemanship skills. Here are few listed, as well as some national organizations for you to get started!
Links to Utah Horse Organizations:
- UTAH DRESSAGE SOCIETY
- UTAH HUNTER JUMPER ASSOCIATION
- WASATCH RANGE EVENTING ASSOCIATION
- UTAH QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION
- UTAH ARABIAN HORSE CLUB
- ROCKY MOUNTAIN MORGAN HORSE CLUB
- UTAH ALL BREED HORSE ASSOCIATION
This listing should get you started. If you would like us to add your horse organization to this list, please contact us by email from the Contact Us Page on this site.