The Real Cost of Owning a Show Horse

By Bloomberg Rankings - 2012-08-01T15:09:13Z

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Animal lover and horse owner Winston Churchill famously once said: "There's something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man." Churchill intervened to save tens of thousands of war horses after World War I.

$50: Deluxe Grooming Set (includes tote, brushes, hoof pick brush, grooming mitt) --

$338: Splint boots, fly mask, fly spray, polo wraps, liniment, sweat scraper, shampoo, conditioner, tack box --

Running Tally: $132,643