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        07-11-2013, 11:57 PM
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    Foal
    Fair wage for feeding?

    I plan to go on vacation for 7 days and have asked a couple young girls in my barn to feed, water, clean stalls for my two horses. They only need to feed in the mornings as I have arranged evening feedings with a friend. What is a fair price to pay these young girls?
         
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        07-12-2013, 12:19 AM
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    Green Broke
    How many horses? For twice a day and cleaning 2-3 stalls I charge $30 a day, so 20 is likely fair.
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        07-12-2013, 12:31 AM
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    Trained
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    Originally Posted by gward    
    I plan to go on vacation for 7 days and have asked a couple young girls in my barn to feed, water, clean stalls for my two horses. They only need to feed in the mornings as I have arranged evening feedings with a friend. What is a fair price to pay these young girls?
    A lot will depend on where you are and what is the usual and customary fee for the area or your barn. I can get someone to come house sit and take care of my ranch for me for $30/day and that's full care of all horses, dogs, cats and chickens. Other areas it may be considerably higher.

    For sure, don't forget to bring back a small memento of your trip to give to each one as a thank you present.
         
        07-12-2013, 12:42 AM
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    Green Broke
    Well I will say I didn't consider that they were barn girls already. Mine is going to someone's house. By the way, if I don't have to clean stalls it never goes over $30- it's the stall cleanings that add up.
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        07-12-2013, 10:53 AM
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    Green Broke
    While I don't board, and keep my horses here, I guess I'm pretty lucky that my neighbor has horses too.

    I feed his when they go on vacation, and he does the same for me when I need to be away.

    I'm sure you're not the only one that goes on vacation, maybe just work something like this out with someone else in the same situation.
         
        07-12-2013, 10:59 AM
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    Green Broke
    I would get this settled before you leave. Feeding isn't labor intensive, but the stall cleaning- I would think maybe $5 a day per stall or thereabouts. Plus a small memento (thank you) gift also.
         
        07-12-2013, 11:05 AM
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    Yearling
    I have one lady I drive to her house and take care of her two horses and two dogs 2x a day when she is on vacation. I charge $10 per horse and $5 per dog per day. So even with my driving there 2x a day.... I only charge $30. But that's just feed and watering the horses. Feed and watering the dogs and letting them out.
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        07-12-2013, 12:06 PM
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    Trained
    ^^^ $10/day/horse would be reasonable in our area.
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        07-12-2013, 01:21 PM
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    Yearling
    When I was a teen I was paid 5$ per stall I cleaned a day, and was given 1$ per horse per feeding. So if I had 3 horses fed twice a day and stalls cleaned I was paid 21$, bit that was a almost 15 years ago.
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        07-12-2013, 01:32 PM
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    Showing
    I pay $30 a day for someone to come out and feed/water the horses twice a day when I'm gone. They're not stall kept except for really bad weather, so no mucking.

    Gas is expensive. Unless you can get a relative or your next door neighbor to do it, $30 a day is going rate for 3-5 horses. More than 5, and the rate goes up.
         

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