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post #11 of 34 Old 09-08-2012, 06:30 PM
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I currently live in SC and am keeping my horses at my home, but as of October I will be living in VA with my husband (he's in the navy and is stationed there) and I have chosen to "rent" a stall at a local "co-op" boarding facility.

I will be paying $150 per month per horse for my QH and my TWH cross geldings which includes:
- the stall with rubber matted bottom
- use of facilities including hot/cold wash rack, tack and feed rooms, round pen and lighted outdoor riding area
- storage area for my tack, grooming supplies, feed bins and room in the hay loft for all my hay
- turnout and bringing in when it is not "my turn"

I will have to provide all hay, shavings and grain for them - but since I'm picky about what my boys eat this doesn't bother me. It being a co-op barn this means that twice a week I will be responsible for feeding and turning out or bringing in (depending on if its AM or PM) all of the horses there (there will be 8 boarding there and they only have room for 9 horses total, so it's a small barn).

Everyone is responsible for mucking their own stalls and keeping their area clean and I like this idea - a more proactive approach on the owners part to be responsible and active in their horses care. Of course since I am used to doing everything for my horses now, I've already arranged my work schedule to where every evening I will be at the barn anyways to feed, groom and care for my horses anyways, so I doubt anyone will be too bothered by the addition of my boys!

With us being on navy income, I couldn't afford full board which ranges from $400-600 per month per horse depending on the barn and pasture board in most areas costs approximately $200 per month per horse. I feel like for the money I am spending, even though I have to put in some work, it's definately worth it!
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post #12 of 34 Old 09-08-2012, 06:44 PM
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I pay $220 a month in agistment (board).

This if for a private paddock with a run in shelter with attached tack/feed area. On the property there is a small grass arena, and trails around.

I'm responsible for everything other than property maintenance and water. This means I need to rug/unrug my horse each day as well as feed her and clean the paddock.

So I normally go out in the morning sometime between 8-10 and unrug her, give her some hay and a brush, then I go out in the evenings between 3-6 and rug her and give her a hard feed and hay. If I want to do something with her I'll do it at either of those times.

It's expensive (even for my area) but its just so close to where I live that I save a lot in petrol.
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post #13 of 34 Old 09-08-2012, 07:04 PM
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$150 a month for two horses, my own tack/feed room, one double stall, a single stall and small private pasture. It is selfcare, so my dad is taking care of the horses when I'm at college. Good dads are the best, aren't they? :)
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post #14 of 34 Old 09-09-2012, 09:16 AM
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The new place I'm going to this week is 100$ month per horse, includes stall and private pasture, tack area, roubdpen, and 300 acres of fields and trails to ride. It's self care, so I'm responsible for the daily care.
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post #15 of 34 Old 09-12-2012, 09:50 PM
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Originally Posted by myhorsesrule View Post
i was wondering what the half or full lease costs at your barn, how much boarding your horse costs, how much you pay for lessons, what you do in lessons, do you tack up and groom the school pony you ride? i want to know what a typical day is like for you?
The price of a lease varies from area to area and dependent on the horse, so its not something anyone can really quote you on. As for board it also really depends on where you live. Pasture board locally here is $400/month per horse with prices going up depending on what you need(paddock, stall etc). Lessons are $40/lesson. Yes you are expected to tack and groom your school horse if thats the route you go on.

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post #16 of 34 Old 09-13-2012, 06:50 AM
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I have 2 horses and it is $400/month per horse (stall board with full care, 2 outdoor arenas, an indoor, roundpen, and tack room) which is really good around here. Everyone saying they pay $200 for board- where do you live!!!! My lessons are $50 and I have 4 lessons a month. In lessons we mainly do dressage, working on bending and relaxing (my horse is only 4) and every now and then we jump. With my other horse we jump a lot of courses and gymnastics to get him balanced.
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post #17 of 34 Old 09-13-2012, 06:51 AM
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I pay $575 for full board (includes hay, grain, and shavings, plus turn out and all that fun stuff) and $55 for an hour lesson. I usually have 2 lessons a week, and I am able to work off some of my board costs. We also have a heated indoor arena, a beautiful outdoor ring, and 200+ acres of tails... and my trainer is amazing. Its some of th most well spent money I ever spend.
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post #18 of 34 Old 09-13-2012, 07:09 AM
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I board at a private farm. 20 acres, barn available to them 24-7 area to store my feed and a tack room if I needed it (I keep everything in my trailer) I pay $50 a month per horse, buy my own hay and feed. I need to grain if I want them to have it... he feeds my hay for me in the winter as long as it is round bales.
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post #19 of 34 Old 09-13-2012, 07:18 AM Thread Starter
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you're guys board and lessons are so cheap!
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post #20 of 34 Old 09-13-2012, 08:01 AM
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stall with limited turnout (horses in stalls are Rotated on private pasture)- $265/month. Plus an additional $7/day if barn staff has to clean your stall. Additional $3/day if staff must feed horse. Shavings included in monthly fee

Private 24/7 turnout- $80/month. $3 fee everytime horse must be fed/medicated/etc by staff

24/7 turnout in either gelding or mare pasture- $65/month. Additional fee same as above.

Wormer is added to the bill every other month and is usually around 6 or 7 dollars.

Hay is $7.50/bale

Facilities include outdoor jumping/dressage arena
Maintained dirt for barrel pattern
Upper 'all weather' arena
3 barns with 11 stalls each
Round pen
Cross country course (novice throug prelim course, though prelim is in complete disarray. Needs a lot of work)
900 acres of beautiful riding landscape (if you can survive the humidity/mosquitoes....the joy of living in Mississippi)

I don't take lessons but I do teach some. My students all tack up their own horse. I watch to make sure they don't encounter any difficulties. I charge $25/one hr private lesson... $40 for 2 one hour lessons per week. It covers the necessities :) but I don't have a lot of students right now because between class, work and finding my own riding time it can get a little crazy.

BO gives lessons and she also has students tack up horses.

Not too many leases going on at my barn. Dunno why....hmm...
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