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There’s no ignoring the fact that gas prices are through the roof. With the national average for a gallon of regular gas nearing $5, some people are thinking of other ways to get around that don’t require gasoline. So, in lieu of high gas prices, would you consider swapping your vehicle for a horse?

The crew at NewsNationNow.com did a study to determine the average yearly cost of a car vs. the annual average cost of a horse.

According to the outlet, on average, with a car, drivers are spending roughly $5,000 a year in gas. In addition to that, the average yearly cost for insurance is roughly $1,000. In comparison, for a horse, a rider is likely to spend about $3,000 to buy the horse. In addition to that, a rider will pay more than $4,000 to stable the horse. On top of that, if you’re a newbie rider, it will run about $700 to take lessons to learn how to ride. Finally, expect to pay more than $1,800 to feed the horse. That’s one hungry horse.

Judging by those numbers, it would cost about $7,000 or more to drive a car for a year. In comparison, it would cost about $10,000 or more to ride a horse for a year. So, you’re better off sticking with your motorized vehicle, but it’s a cool thought, nonetheless. But if you are looking for another travel option, you might want to consider a bicycle. Find the full scoop via NewsNationNew.com here.

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio. She started on the airwaves shortly after graduating from MSU. Anne has a passion for rock and metal, and she also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson! Anne covers the Detroit, Philadelphia and Las Vegas markets and beyond.