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post #11 of 27 Old 04-26-2007, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by KANSAS_TWISTER
i charge abour 160 a month for my 1 boarder for her 2 horses, she never comes to see then and i'm the only one who rides them
Can I come and board my horses with you?!!? I pay £520 every 28 days for two. Thats about $1000.
I'm emigrating!!
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post #12 of 27 Old 04-28-2007, 12:36 AM
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lol meg....i'm the one trying to convince my hubby to get rid of but not my boarder......cheaper to stay where you are, i could of bought a really good horse with the money i spent on imergation fees
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post #13 of 27 Old 08-17-2007, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by englishcowgrl
i just have some question..1) do you supply the hay/feed?
2) what is the normal cost around the area for a place like that?...
At least in this area, a paddock is a corral.
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post #14 of 27 Old 12-11-2007, 09:57 PM
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For my area that is an insane amount. I pay $170 a month which is for pasture board but it also includes hay and grain. My horse eats ALOT so I guess it's a good price. Acerage around here for pasture is $150 and stall from $200-$300 depending on if the barn owner provids feed.
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post #15 of 27 Old 12-12-2007, 09:56 AM
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keep in mind that if you are boarding horses you will want to get with your insurance company. You will need additional coverage.

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post #16 of 27 Old 12-16-2007, 02:07 PM
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I don't think it's too much. But then again, someone tried to charge me 200 per horse just for keeping my two horses in their field with their horse. I was going to do all the work, and pay for all expenses. I thought THAT was outrages. But 500 a month for nice facilities and full board is reasonable.
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post #17 of 27 Old 12-16-2007, 05:42 PM
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Hmm...500 is a bit overpriced.
If it's very nice then I could see that it may be expensive...but still, 500 is really a bit over-the-top!
Most expensive I've ever heard about was maybe 400 a month.
But hey, if you really think it's a good place, & worth all the money, then go for it. ;)
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post #18 of 27 Old 01-02-2008, 06:36 PM
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So, unfortunatly I haven't read everyone elses posts, but I'd say it really depends on the area where your located. Also, the price of grain (if supplied) and hay is going up - in my area at least.
Pictures would be nice to see, also :)
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post #19 of 27 Old 01-02-2008, 07:40 PM
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Just remember, most of what you charge should be to cover food, hay, and shavings. Also, make sure people understand that only the feed is included. They will need to pay for additional feed supplements.

When prices in hay, shavings and feed drop, normally board drops slightly. Same for price increases.

To determine your price, you just need to take into account some numbers that you can find out through local research. Like I mentioned, find out the prices on feed, hay, and shavings, and account for your labor. Then tack on a bit for the use of the facilities. Having horses around always puts wear and tear on your buildings and fencing. Add it all up and you will basically have your fee.

I pay $360/month for a fairly private place with most of the features you have listed. The owners are very fair though, and I get a pretty good deal for the quality of their feed and hay, not to mention the care my horse gets. At other barns in the area, I could be paying $400-425/month for the same things.

Just check around with the other boarding barns and look into the prices and qualities of the feed, hay, and shavings in your area.
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post #20 of 27 Old 01-05-2008, 12:43 PM
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up here in new hampshire that is about a perfect amount for that! i have to pay 750 for full board for 3 horses! it adds up, thats all i have to say.......... :roll:

my stepmom travels from miami because she is an important businesswoman from royal carribbean cruiseline and she says thats a very good price for that area of florida that you are in if that helps
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