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        05-04-2008, 05:30 PM
    Green Broke
    Oh wow...

    Okay so today I go to the barn and theres a note on my tack box. So I open it up and it reads " To all Ginger caretakers. Due to rising costs of grain (over $5.00 a bag) and hay (will now cost $3300 annually) and bedding and fencing and diesal things will change as follows!

    As of 6/1/08 new boarding price $275 a month.

    As of 9/1/08 new board will be $300 a month.

    You will still be liably for Fly Spray (or buy your own) Add $15 a month for fly spray if your not going to buy your own. Plus the price of vet, farrier, and worming."

    I understand the price of everything is raising so board must go up but this place I board at isnt even worth $300 a month. There just building a small arena for us to work the horses. Other then that the only places we could ride were on the dirt road and in the pasture. Also the horses are on pasture board. Next door there is a farm that boards and there pasture board is $300 a month too but it includes- lighted indoor arena, 60' outdoor round pen, and and outdoor arena. There are also 20 stalls, 14 paddocks, and a tack shed. The only downside about this place is there are atleast 40 horses there and there paddocks are mostly on hills and are jsut dirt with no grass for the horses to eat. Im really stuck because I have know idea what to do! Im still debating on weather to sell Ginger and get a more calmer horse and then move or just sell Gigner all together. I don't know. Id really love to have a hrose still but I don't know! Ughh.

    Also I forgot to add~ as of right now I pay $250 for board.
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        05-05-2008, 10:04 AM
    Sadly prices are skyrocketing and we're experiencing the trickle down effects.

        05-05-2008, 11:29 AM
    Yep - inflation, ain't it great?

    Why don't you move to the barn next door?
        05-05-2008, 12:24 PM
    That really stinks. :(
        05-05-2008, 02:44 PM
    Green Broke
    Thats horrible im so sorry
        05-06-2008, 01:06 AM
    Its only an extra 25 bucks a month. And that is still very cheap for pasture board. I don't think its that bad at all.
        05-06-2008, 01:11 AM
    I'd look around for more places, though. That have better facilities because it doesn't sound like it's worth that much. There's probably a place better that is WORTH paying that much. ;)
        05-06-2008, 01:29 AM
    I completely understand. I was boarding my horse for FREE at my friend's, until she left her job. I ultimately was charged only 180 for a sweeeet deal (trails, big stall, paddock, pasture, family owned). Now I'm moving (150 = stall, small paddock, turnout, trails, small arena) plus hay, so extra $100. $250 total, not including beet pulp, shoes, etc. I'm thinking it's worth it for what I get in return from Willy - therapy!!!! Hahaha. I know the battle though....they ain't cheap. Around here most board is 200-300/month. Sounds normal to me.
        05-06-2008, 10:54 AM
    Green Broke
    I have a feeling that barns all over america are going to raise prices pretty soon if they haven't already! At our barn with grain/hay/gas prices going up the cost of taking care of a horse has gone up $25 a month!! (not the cost of board, the actual cost to the barn). We have almost 60 horses at our barn. If you do the math, our barn isn't making as much money on board as it was even a month ago! Sad thing is, there's no telling when the prices are going to stop raising and start to even out.

    If you're going to get a better deal for your money across the street I'd move there. But I'd ask them if they're planning on raising the cost of board as well.
        05-06-2008, 10:56 AM
    Green Broke
    I would like to add though that most average places around here charge at least 400-600 a month!

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