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Financial Considerations for Horse People—And Those Who Want to Be

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Horses have fascinated humans for thousands of years. Many of us can recall times in our lives when the dream of riding our own horse was about all we could think about. Maybe you drew pictures of horses in your spare time; maybe you read every horse-related book in your public library. Maybe you still re-read The Black Stallion or My Friend Flicka every so often. If you’re a horse lover, you know how admiration for these beautiful animals is something that never really leaves you.

But is horse ownership for you? Maybe you have a child whose only wish for Christmas or birthdays is a pony—and the demands are getting stronger each year. Or maybe you have finally purchased that tract of land that you always wanted, and you think it’s time to indulge your long-deferred dream of having your own equine companion, pastured on your property and ready to ride.

Well, it’s no secret that horse ownership is much more expensive and involved than what is required for most other pets. Even after the horse is purchased, pasturage—or boarding—nutrition, regular veterinary and hoof care, tack, trailers, and other equipment all come with a price tag. Not only that, but horses can easily live 30 years or more, so this can also be a long-term relationship, with all the commitment that implies.

Let’s take a look at some of the financial implications of horse ownership, and then we’ll consider some alternatives to owning a horse that can potentially supply much of the same enjoyment without the big budgetary requirements.

Annual Costs of Owning a Horse

Leaving aside buying the horse as well as the cost of purchasing the real estate required for a pasture and the construction expense for building a stable, here is a breakdown of the average annual expense of equine ownership.

  • Nutrition. The average horse weighs about 1,100 pounds and needs to eat 1.5­­‒2.5% of its body weight in hay and grain, daily. At an average of about $1,000 annually, feeding your horse will likely account for a third to half of your annual horse-related expenses
     
  • Veterinary and farrier expenses. Your horse needs regular medical checkups, including quarterly de-worming, and the hoofs should be checked, cleaned, and trimmed by a qualified farrier about every six to eight weeks (this is in addition to your own daily hoof checks, if the horse is being ridden regularly). All this will cost an average of $835 per year.
     
  • Boarding. Unless you own a pasture and stable (which means you’re incurring upkeep expenses to keep the structure and fences in good repair), you’ll likely spend anywhere from $260 to $600 per month.
     
  • Equipment and lessons. Saddles, bridles, halters, lead ropes, blankets, grooming supplies, rider apparel… The costs can run from $400 to several thousand dollars, depending on what you’re willing to spend for various levels of quality. And if you—or your child—are inexperienced as a rider, lessons are a good investment; the average cost is $55 per hour.


Alternatives to Owning a Horse

If you aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into owning a horse, you’re in luck: there are alternatives that can get horses into your life without the expense and responsibility of ownership.

  • Riding Lessons. Check your local area for stables that offer lessons. Especially for beginners, paying for one or two lessons per week from a qualified instructor—and a well-mannered, patient horse—can both make the learner a more knowledgeable, skilled equestrian and save you the ongoing upkeep of ownership. This can also be an opportunity to try different styles—English, Western, and various permutations of both—to see which one appeals most.
     
  • 4-H Clubs. Some 4-H clubs have horses available for use, especially by young riders. Most members own their own mounts, but this is can be a viable way to get some experience, not only with riding, but also with caring for and learning about horses, up close and personal.
     
  • Volunteer. Often, local animal shelters will exchange riding opportunities or lessons for help around the stables. This is also another great way to be around and care for horses while also contributing time and effort to a worthwhile cause.


Ultimately, deciding to live “the horse life” is like any other life decision: it helps to have an idea of what you’re committing to, and it’s important to look at all the costs—in money and time—before you take the plunge. As fiduciary financial planners and wealth managers, we take seriously our duty to help our clients make sure that they have a financial plan in place that will provide for their most important goals—whether that involves adding a horse to the family, providing for a child’s or grandchild’s education, or building a secure retirement. If you have questions about your financial future, please contact us and let us help you find the answers you need.

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Cameron received his BBA in Finance from Northern Arizona University, where he also completed the certification program in Investments.

Cameron serves our clients as a Financial Advisor, assisting clients with their investment needs, as well their Life, Disability and Long-Term Care Insurance needs.

Best of all, Cameron shares our rock-solid commitment to placing the best interests of our clients ahead of every other consideration.

Meet Paula Adams

Paula works alongside her husband, Phil Adams, helping in an administrative capacity with his clients.  

Honesty and integrity are her most highly esteemed values and she hopes to impart them to all Mathis Wealth clients. Her main goal is for each client to truly feel valued and respected.

Paula has been happily married to Phil for 37 years and together they have three children—Austin, Nate and Nicole.  She loves her dogs, Bo, Bella, and Max, and enjoys working out, reading, hiking, camping and spending any time she can with her family and friends.

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Meet Vickie Gray

Vickie brings a wealth of experience in business to Mathis Wealth Management.

At Mathis Wealth, Vickie schedules Larry’s appointments and processes accounts forms and other paperwork.

While she grew up in Florida, she moved from New York to Arizona with her husband of 30 years, Gary. They currently have two dogs, Jasper and Yogi, as well as one grown daughter. Vickie’s leisure activities include target shooting, reading and jewelry making.

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Meet Jennifer Panicker

Jennifer’s role is to help make sure everything goes smoothly for our clients.

Jennifer graduated summa cum laude from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, with a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in International Business and a minor in economics.

A native of Wisconsin, Jennifer spent many years in the Chicago suburbs before moving to Arizona. She appreciates no longer having to deal with snow and cold. Her leisure activities include spending time with her husband, Biju, and walking their dog, Petey.

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Meet Phil Adams

Phil joined Mathis Wealth Management in 2016, after a successful career as a firefighter.

Most of his career he spent at downtown stations as part of the high-rise team. The last 5 years, he headed up the high-rise task force in the Special Hazards Unit.  Phil has made it his business to understand the ins and outs of the public safety retirement system. He strongly believes that helping firefighters prepare for retirement and guiding them through the city’s sometimes complicated retirement process is his true calling. Phil enjoys teaching and coaching members on how best to take advantage of the excellent benefits provided by the Phoenix Fire Department. 

Phil also has over 20 years of experience in business; he was the CEO and President of Stoneridge Construction for 15 years and CEO and President of Stoneridge Development for over 19 years. He was a founding board member and served as president of the Phoenix Metro Public Safety Football Club, which was the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization behind the football team for Phoenix Fire and Police, the Thunder. That football team won multiple national titles and gave thousands of dollars to charity. He even found the time to coach high school football for 20+ years. The skills he learned from business and coaching are directly applied to the retirement planning, business consulting, and wealth management that he does with his clients.

Phil married his high school sweetheart, Paula, while they were at Northern Arizona University and they have been married for 33 years. They have three adult children, Austin, Nate, and Nicole, and two dogs, Bo and Bella.

Phil is a voracious reader, a huge football fan, and loves to travel, fish, and hike.

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This page contains links to third-party company websites. By selecting a link, you will be launching a new browser window. These links are provided for informational purposes only and should not be viewed as an endorsement, sponsorship, solicitation or other affiliation with respect to any third parties. We are not making any recommendations or providing any advice on securities in particular or investments in general. Neither Mathis Wealth Management nor United Planners Financial Services have reviewed the content of, and are not responsible for, the information or the results of the third-party websites.

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Meet Larry mathis

Larry is the author of Mom Was Right: Family Tragedy to Financial Freedom—How a Widowed Mother of Seven Retired Debt-Free. He has spoken for numerous organizations, including the Third Annual Invest in Women Conference, the American Association of Orthodontists, and the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health at A. T. Still University.

Larry founded Mathis Wealth Management intent upon providing retirees and pre-retirees with comprehensive financial services based on each client’s unique hopes, needs and values. His comprehensive approach enables him to customize strategies for all aspects of a client’s financial life and weave the strategies into an integrated plan so all aspects work together efficiently.

A financial professional since 1987, Larry has the kind of in-depth knowledge that comes from over 30 years of experience. His credentials include a Bachelor of Science in AgriBusiness from Arizona State University and the elite designation of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional (CFP®), which trained him to help clients with virtually all of their financial needs. As an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®), he has a fiduciary responsibility to work strictly in his clients’ best interests.

Larry is a native of Phoenix, and has served the community on the boards of various charitable and religious organizations. He coached youth sports for many years and is still a certified Little League umpire, having officiated in Cooperstown, New York: home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He and his wife, Rhonda, have been married for 35 years and have three sons. His leisure activities include hunting, fishing, and singing, and he especially loves horses and riding.

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER®
Accredited Investment Fiduciary®