We are always talking about the insane inflation we experience as horse owners, which makes me appreciate this topic even more.
What horse-related costs have actually become cheaper in your lifetime?
I’ll start: blankets! Or at least turnout blankets since the advent of tech fabrics (and outsourcing unfortunately).
In the 90s I remember scrapping and saving to buy blankets. Anything close to waterproof was expensive and most of them didn’t hold up at all. Don’t even get me started how they rubbed the horses raw.
While the high end blankets are still going up in cost, there are so many options for functional, waterproof turnout blankets for a fraction of the cost they used to sell for.
What else has come down in price, or stayed at a constant price despite inflation? I have a few others but figured I’d open it up to everyone else first!