Owning a horse can be an enjoyable experience and many factors enter into this initial decision. There are many considerations and obligation of ownership. Included are such concerns as what horse activities or horse related activities are in your area, determining your real interest in horses, alternatives to owning a horse, how to decide what kind of horse to buy, horse management practices and costs and the benefits you and your family can gain from owning a horse. If you have any questions please contact Craig Wood, craig.wood@eXtension.org.