Once I move, I have been wondering whether I would prefer a horse or an atv as one of my "passtimes". I know I'd enjoy ATV riding. I've done that in the past and its very fun, but I have a romanticized view of riding horses out on the trail and such and my daughter LOVES them. My uncle actually owns a horse ranch, but I haven't picked his brain yet and you guys all have an opinion I'm sure. Anybody who actually owns both have any opinions? Hmmmmmmm? I would keep the horse on my property, not at a stable, so I wouldn't have THAT expense. I guess I'm concern about things like feed, vet bills, and daily care. With an ATV, maintenance is minimal and I can just hop on and go! but it is can be noisy. Fire away!