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    01-01-2010, 12:43 AM
Board: $1,100 x 12 = $13,200
Farrier: $300 x 9 = $2,700 (Gets shod every 6 weeks.)
Vet: $350 x 2 = $700 (That's for vaccinations and teeth floated 2x/year, it goes up if I need him for any other reason.)
Lessons: $75 x 104 = $7,200 (Two lessons per week.)
Training: $50 x 52 = $2,600 (One ride per week.)
Shows: $400 x 30 = $12,000 (It's actually probably much more than that. That includes trailering, show fees, and trainer fee.)
Miscellaneous: $200 x 12 = $2,400 (Tack, treats, gas money, etc.)

TOTAL: $40,800

Actually, a lot less than I thought it would be! I definitely think I spend more on shows because some, like the Hampton Classic and WEF and HITS, are more expensive than small ones like Hunter's Isle and Winner's Circle and North Fork and Sagaponack. Plus, I mean, how often is the vet only out twice a year? Haha, this past year we spent like $5,000 on vet bills due to Romeo's tendinitis... which is fine now, thank goodness. But it's probably more like $50,000 per year. Not bad!
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    01-01-2010, 01:01 AM
Ah, I forgot massages! He gets one every two weeks and it's $70 per session.
    01-01-2010, 10:54 AM
This might sound rude to ask, but how do you afford that?
    01-01-2010, 07:02 PM
Originally Posted by wannahorse22    
this might sound rude to ask, but how do you afford that?
By working! I think I'm in about the same boat as fourtwentyam. Let's see!

Board/Horse Care
600/mo at home * 7 months at home = $4200
775/mo at trainers * 5 mos at trainers = $3900
Feed 2 bags/mo * $30/bag * 12 mos = $720
Injections (Legend and Adequan once/mo) = $1800
Four vet exams/year = $600
Teeth, coggins, worming and vaccinations = $500
Farrier 9 times/year = $900
Clipping, grooming, etc = $200

At home, one clinic every 6 weeks for 7 months = $1400
At trainers 5 lessons/week for 5 months = $7000
Clinics and Symposiums (approx 4/year at $500 each) = $2000
Trailering fees ($400/clinic not including gas) = $3500

Approx $500/show and 4-5 shows/ year = $2250
Trailering fees = $1800
Coaching fees approx 200 a show = $900

So not including gas and miscellaneous expenses like tack and equipment our total is: $31,670 per year for one horse
Considering that our other horse doesn't go for training and goeas to fewer shows, he'd be around $20,000 per year.
Sweet that's way less than I thought lol.
    01-01-2010, 07:58 PM
I can't get a I don't really know how much the average income is,thats why it sounded like a lot to me:)
    01-01-2010, 08:17 PM
For this Year:

The horse which was purchased this year: $38,000

Board for two stalls (one is where he is, the other I use to store his special hay): $6,600

Board at vacation stall while I was gone: $600

Training and lessons for one year: $8,400

New tack and equipment (2 saddles, 2 bridles, new blankets etc): $12,000

Stall repair: $150

Trailering repairs and gas: $2,000

Feed, treats (not including hay which is paid for by my barn): $1,800

Medical care and appointments(including farrier, vet, dentist, massage therapist, and chiro): $5,500

Clinics and shows: $1,600

Total (I have one horse)
Including horse purchase: $76,650
Not including horse purchase: $38,650

Nothing particularly surprising honestly.
    01-02-2010, 06:31 PM
Originally Posted by wannahorse22    
this might sound rude to ask, but how do you afford that?
I don't. My parents pay for it, haha.
    01-02-2010, 07:06 PM
Originally Posted by fourtwentyam    
I don't. My parents pay for it, haha.
Thats a good way to do it!LOL!
    01-03-2010, 12:18 PM
I look at these board costs and it blows my mind. I had to move my horse so I could keep him and pay $250 a month to board, which is $3000 a year. I pay for half the board a month, and my parents help me with the rest.

Shoes are $75 every eight weeks, so that's about $450 a year.

I bought a trailer last year for $1200, but that saves me money now so that I can transport myself instead of paying someone to do it.

And that's only the beginning of it. I try and do it the easiest and cheapest way I can, and I work. My parents will only pay for so much, and I can only afford so much, so there you go. ;)
    01-03-2010, 03:25 PM
Originally Posted by TwendeHaraka    
I look at these board costs and it blows my mind. I had to move my horse so I could keep him and pay $250 a month to board, which is $3000 a year.
Some places around me are $3,500 a month!

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