Maybe a retard question, bit here it is.

Maybe a moron question, bit here it is.
I recently bought a house with some small amount of land in the countryside and Im moving there in the next year or so(I work from home)
The main idea was to be able to live outside the city, have a garden to grow food and I also have some old barn-like structures for animals. In definitely getting some chicken, a pig or two and a few goats/sheep or a cow for milk. Im also a moron, so i wanna go slowly, just a few animals for the meat/dairy/eggs until i learn how to properly handle them.
But I also fricking LOVE horses. Always wanted to own one
So I guess, my question is, should I get a horse? Or rather, will it be useful for something? Its not like I can just ride it around to go get some ciggies from the local store, or maybe I could, but its weird. Could I for example use it for plowing and even save money from also buying some machinery? How viable it is in modern days?

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  1. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Horses make great sausages if he dies on you

  2. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    you need more than a hectare of land for a horse

  3. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I recently bought a house with some small amount of land
    >small amount of land

    Do NOT get a horse. Don’t get any pigs, and don’t get a milk cow. I’m thinking from your position here.

    Horses are expensive as frick to maintain, take up a ton of food and land, and unlike vehicles, they have a lifespan. If you must have something like a horse, listen to anons and get a donkey. More useful, less expensive, takes up less space, and doesn’t die at random unlike horses.

    Pigs are only unique in giving shit tons of meat through breeding. Having one or two is useless, and I’m guessing you don’t have enough land for a herd.

    A milk cow isn’t necessarily bad but they give enough calories in milk alone to feed 4-5 men. You do not need 7 gallons a day to be self sufficient. Not to mention you’d need a bull to impregnate it to produce milk.

    A good shout you made was sheep/goats. Out of the two I’d argue sheep are better. They’re less noisy and you’ll also get wool on the side. AND their smaller size means the milk production is much more in line with one human’s needs (1-2litres a day) without taking up unnecessary food and land. I’d recommend getting one male and two females.

    Chickens are a good shout too, but for a single person’s needs I’d actually recommend jumbo quail. They’re smaller, quieter, hardier and as a bonus cuter too. But make sure you build a fully sealed aviary for them with a coop inside, they don’t walk back to their coop on instinct, so they’re more vulnerable to getting lost and/or hunted. They also hate the open plains and love cover

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Pigs are only unique in giving shit tons of meat through breeding. Having one or two is useless, and I’m guessing you don’t have enough land for a herd.
      Stupid post, a single pig can give you enough meat for a year

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        It’s almost like that’s what I said?????? Dumbass LMAOOOO

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          Then how the frick is "having one or two useless", dumbfrick

          • 8 months ago
            Anonymous

            Because, ‘dumbfrick’, unless you buy them as piglets then they literally serve no use. The later you kill them as adults the more food you waste on feeding them without them growing any larger. Is this getting through to your brainworm infested skull yet, ‘dumbfrick’? You may as well just buy the meat if you’re gonna buy a full grown pig and keep it around for years without breeding or killing it, ‘dumbfrick’. Go back to /b/ because you’re not intelligent enough for this board, you’re holding back everyone else here with your subhuman misknowledge.

  4. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Horses are a luxury pet for rich people, anon. Been that way for decades. As others have suggested, get a donkey, they're like a horse and a guard dog rolled into one. They kill coyotes.

  5. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    you can use it for amateur horse breeding, with white women

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Kindly die or rent a hooker instead of inflicting your brown incel fetishes on the rest of us.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Fuming

  6. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >small amount of land
    >horse
    Unless you have at least 3 acres, you don't want to get a horse. It will shit everywhere and eat all of your grass. The grass it doesn't eat will get trampled and die. Your land will be nothing but dirt and horse shit
    Even if you decide to keep the horse in a small pen, you will need to let it out to exercise
    t. horse enthusiast

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Also this same thing applies to cows, except they need more land. Dairy cows are also especially expensive.
      If you want milk from goats or sheep, you will always need to have a male so they can get pregnant. If they dont, they dont produce milk. Male goats piss on themselves too btw
      also you dont specify how much land you have so I would recommend against grazers unless you have enough land to rotate otherwise you're going to be spending a fortune in feed
      Meat pigs are buttholes and I suggest a pot belly if you want a beginner/ friendly pigger
      chickens are easy as frick to take care of and I definitely reccomended. Roosters can be dicks so watch out for that
      as for gardening and such I reccomended going to Wauf and looking at the gardening threads. They have good insight for beginners

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        You could do AI or hire a billy instead of owning your own billy. It’s cheaper than feeding him all year and less frustrating. Biggest problem with goats (might not be a problem for you) is that if they like you and they can see, but not reach you, they holler continuously until you leave their view or you go give them attention.

  7. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    if you're asking all these questions about a horse, then it's not for you. it will just be a very, very costly mistake

  8. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    The horse needs a friend, goats can be horse friends but they might get extremely sad if they don't have another horse to talk to in secret when nobody is around.

  9. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you want a horse then get a horse anon. Nothing wrong with having a yard pet, give some off track tb or rescue a good comfy life, no need to put them to work

  10. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why not get a donkey then, if you arent gonna ride it anyway. Its gonna be cheaper, tgey are actually great for work and easier to take care of
    And they are based!

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      They look silly and make stupid noises, doesn't compare to a real horse.

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        You are silly, frick you

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          STUPID donkey!

          • 8 months ago
            Anonymous
            • 8 months ago
              Anonymous

              What a STUPID fricking donkey

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      For me, its the humble mule!

  11. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    The manure is great for farming/gardening.
    Just scoop it up daily and dump it into a pile. Give it a few seasons, then scoop it up and spread it.

    Horses are pretty expensive though. Not necessarily buying them, but the upkeep. Horses are pretty prone to getting sick/injured/etc, so make sure there's a good vet in the area that can come to you on short notice. Colics can go from bad to fatal kinda quickly, you don't want to wait until the next day.

    I grew up in a family that always kept 2-3 horses on our land, had about ~4 fields nearby (some ours, some belonged to local farmers) that we rotate them on. We mostly kept them for riding, and they were great for that, horseriding is a lot of fun if you have the land/trails for it.

  12. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    How much land? If it’s a small plot, the animals you already want are going to produce way more shit than your land can manage without smelling awful.

    As far as horse usefulness goes, the machinery is cheaper. If you have forest, they’re kinda convenient for hauling back wood, but you can just as easily train your cow to do that if you want. Or goat.

    You actually can ride a horse out to the local store in many places, just ask; the old general store near me doesn’t advertise it, but has a spot around back to tie a few horses and a spigot for water if you bring your own bucket. The walmart here also used to allow them a decade ago, but that area is now reserved for their grocery pickup and I have no idea if horses are still allowed. I do see police horses hanging out at certain businesses as well sometimes. If there are any major trail ride events that pass through your area, they may already have info on a website or something about horse-friendly businesses or where you can at least safely tie your horse nearby.

  13. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Its not like I can just ride it around to go get some ciggies from the local store, or maybe I could, but its weird
    Just act like other people are weird for thinking you’re weird, shrimple as

  14. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    unless you're growing enough to sell/export, you probably don't need a plowhorse, the manure is great though
    t. never owned a horse

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      I got some horse manure for my garden last year, unfortunately it was 80% wood shavings. 🙁

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