Are you ready for a horse?

ALEX: Well, as far as what a horse would cost, it depends on what you want to do. What discipline or variety do you want to go into? Obviously if you want to go buy a racehorse, there’s a range from tens of thousands to millions of dollars. To be on an upper level competitive jumping-type scenario, it’s going to cost you a lot of money. If you just want to get a nice little trail horse to ride, then obviously the budgets come down a little bit, it’s a little bit more affordable. So it really dictates what do you want to do with your horse? How competitive do you want to be with your horse? That’s probably the biggest thing, because if you want to go and do upper level dressage or upper level jumping, it’s going to cost a fair amount, a couple hundred thousand dollars to buy a horse of that nature.

STEVE: Absolutely. You’re not going to get – they don’t give those kind away, number one. If you’re going to be competitive, it’s a horse that’s competitive in the market that he’s in, we’re talking about at least – I mean, most good jumpers in this country start at probably half a million that are very accomplished and have the ability to perform at the highest level.

ALEX: Yeah, because somebody can’t afford to spend that much money just to buy one. And also, a lot of times people can purchase a horse that doesn’t have that experience but train them to get that experience. So maybe start off in a lower budget.