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post #101 of 162 Old 10-20-2008, 05:50 PM
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$625 for my sisters horse at a bording farm . . . but i spend aroud $100 at my personal small farm on my boy

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post #102 of 162 Old 10-22-2008, 10:43 PM
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Wow, I guess I am pretty lucky then. I pay $60/horse. But it is self care. But they have roomy stalls with runs and unlimited access to the pasture. We are happy

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post #103 of 162 Old 10-23-2008, 06:39 AM
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Here in Michigan I pay $415 for inside board with daily turnout, and $305 for Outside board with a run-in! But it all includes tack stalls, wash racks, Big indoor and Outdoor Arena's, good quality hay and grain!
But in November were bringing our horses home!!! :)
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post #104 of 162 Old 10-23-2008, 08:15 AM
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I pay $625/horse at my barn and $425/horse at my mom's barn for full care boarding.
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post #105 of 162 Old 10-23-2008, 11:29 AM
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$200/month for full board plus $50/week for lessons for my daughter and me. I pay for hooves and worming separately. This is a small, private place where we're only boarder. Our BO does the hooves and is teaching me how to do it myself. It's very, very interesting.

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post #106 of 162 Old 10-24-2008, 06:50 PM
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WOW!! My barn is $800/month. I 1/2 lease and have a great deal, so its much cheaper. Board just went up, and its a pretty nice facility but several people have left. We have an indoor, a HUGE outdoor jumper ring, a nice outside dressage ring. There are 60 stalls, all fully serviced with turnout. Its a nice barn and VERY social b/c there are so many people. Its basically everyone's 2nd home and i've ridden there forever!!
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post #107 of 162 Old 10-25-2008, 06:15 AM
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I currently pay AU$ 100 a month which is just for a group paddock with four other mares and a tack room. It includes use of a round yard, an outdoor arena and a jumping area. Its not the greatest of places around here but its the only one down this end of town.

From reading this whole post thing I feel that US boarding is quite different to Australian. It seems like most people here have feed included in their board, I've never done that but it seems like a good idea I guess. Most Australian boarding places (atleast the ones around my area) has a stable, usually and attatched small yard and a paddock shared with a few other horses during the day. Most places have atleast one indoor and one outdoor, and most have a round yard. For that you would be looking at maybe $40 - $70 a week and thats without any feed and without anyone doing anything with your horse. A place up the road from me has stables with a day paddock shared for a bit over $100 a week and thats also without feed or any care. So from looking it seems like the US may be a bit cheaper, and the stabling complexs' are larger.

Its interesting how things vary.
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post #108 of 162 Old 10-26-2008, 03:57 PM
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I pay too much for what I get. At least, that's my opinion.
I get reduced board since I work there (for 5 years and counting), so instead of $350 per horse a month it's $210 or something like that.
I have to clean my own stalls during my own time. Yea... my own time. Pffft.
The horses are fed, watered, taken in or out weather I'm there or not.
The paddocks are barely an 1 acre maybe not even that. They're sand paddocks, so that basically means they're dusty in the summer and very muddy any other time of the year. The flies and bugs are TERRIBLE in the summer because of this. It doesn't help that the manure pile is right next to the barn.
The barn owner also owns a 50+ acre pasture not even a mile away where I guess they used to keep the horses at night and have pasture board. They havn't used the pasture for years for this. We can still go ride in it, but the fence is broken in many places.
I think she would get MUCH more business if she ditched the trail riding business, fixed the barn up a little, and fenced in that pasture. Just saying.
Besides the pasture for riding, we have the biggest indoor arena in northwest Indiana, 4 1/2 miles of trails, and in the winter we go ride on the beach even though we're not supposed to.
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post #109 of 162 Old 10-27-2008, 08:10 AM
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Hey i'm just wondering if other places in the world have something similar to this.

In the city where I live there are about 20 or so government horse paddocks. They are basically bits of land the government owns just for horses. They are about 18 dollars a week with a very large herd of horses in a group paddock rotation situation. Its not great and I don't keep my horse there but I think its really good that the government does run something like that, but I haven't really seen that anywhere else. They do water, fencing and weeds, but thats it.

Still, do any other places have things like this?
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post #110 of 162 Old 10-29-2008, 05:01 AM
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Originally Posted by JustDressageIt View Post
I have free board at the moment :)
This. Free board, feed, vet, farrier, etc...

Of course, I don't get to ride my horse that often, but I do drive her 5 days a week in exchange for all the free care, so I still get to spend a lot of time with her.
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