26. Horse Investments
Buying and owning a horse is incredibly expensive. Even just having horses as a hobby most likely means that you’re rich. You need to either own your own barn and field, or rent the space for your horse to live in. Taking care of a horse is nowhere near as easy as taking care of a dog or cat. But for the mega-rich, they go to a whole other level when it comes to owning horses.
For billionaires, horses are not just a means of getting around from place to place. It’s a full-on investment, similar to stocks or pieces of art. Race horses cost a pretty penny. And if they win championships, these horses are used for breeding purposes, as well. Since horses need to be trained, there are people whose entire job is to ride them. On Reddit, a user named equestrian123123 said, “I’ve made a career out of riding rich people’s horses that don’t have time. People always ask how many horses I own (because I’m an equestrian) and I haven’t owned my own for 25 years. Then so many questions after that.”