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post #21 of 36 Old 01-03-2010, 04:29 PM
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Washington
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Well, im not boarding Bear yet, but I will just do that, as it is easier to add up and such. Board is full care.

Board for the month: $450
Board for the year: $5400

Shoes all the way around for the month: $110 (I think)
Shoes all the way around for the year: $1320

Supplements for six months: $550 (roughly)
Supplements for the year: $1100 (roughly)

Grooming supplies for six months (including items for showing): $300
Grooming supplies for the year (including items for showing): $600

Shots and overall check every six months: $500 (guessing)
Shots and overall check for the year: $1000 (guessing)
Teeth for the year: $400 (guessing)

Plus another $1000 for tack and such.

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post #22 of 36 Old 01-09-2010, 03:17 AM
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: IN
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Here are my annual horsey costs. ;)

Boarding (lessons and worming included) - $2,400
Farrier (fronts only, six week schedule) - $544
Annual shots - $100 (I think)
Teeth floating - $200
Shows (two) - $400 (estimated as trailering fees vary with amount of horses in the trailer and if we have to stay the night at the showgrounds)
TOTAL = $3,644
This is not including buying carrots, tack, fly spray, and etc.

I work off most of my board, which is why it's so low. My parents pay for the rest of the board and the farrier. I pay vet expenses and we try to share showing costs.
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post #23 of 36 Old 01-09-2010, 08:39 AM
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I have no luck of getting a horse.....:(

Some of these totals are insane! Haha.

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post #24 of 36 Old 01-14-2010, 11:21 AM
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I board my mare, but it's different where as I only pay for my share of the hay. Which from Aug '09 to June '10 is ~$635

I also pay for a bag of grain every so often (everyone who boards there takes turns buying a bag) $5.60 every few months

Athena trims - $25 / every 8 wks $175/yr

Shots - $80 /once a year

Wormer - average $10 /every other month $60/ yr

Sho-Glo Vitamin Supplement - $12 /every month $144/ yr

Omega Horseshine - $40 /every 2 months or so $240/ yr

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post #25 of 36 Old 01-18-2010, 07:08 PM
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Well this last years totals are different than this years. This year I am working off board at a new stable so last years was
Board (very basic cause the owners are to lazy to do the rest)-$2820
Vet $200
Farrier (had it done for free and got a better outcome but didnt last long)$500
Showing $300
Tack repairs- $100
grooming supplies-$100
Gas- Alot

Board- 0
new saddle-$1000

Live to ride. Ride to live.
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post #26 of 36 Old 01-19-2010, 01:46 AM
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Abilene, Texas
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I have it pretty cheap compared to some.

Board: Free they are in my backyard
Water:$30 a month $360/year
Farrier for 4: $100 every 6-8 weeks $900
Vet: Shots and coggins $400
Teeth Float: $150
Hay: $300 about every 2 months $1800/ year
Feed: $12.99/bag 2 bags every 2 weeks $337/ year
Grooming supplies, tack, ect $200/year
Worming: $50/year

This is just generals for a year. If you add my trailer you can add $6500 for that and $400 for a saddle.

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post #27 of 36 Old 01-19-2010, 12:34 PM
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Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
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Wow, reading this post makes me extremely glad that I am who I am and live where I do. No board, no training (do it ourselves), no shows, no farrier (there is one in the family), we do our own shots so we only pay the cost of the shot and it is fairly cheap maybe $150 a year for the whole herd, horses don't see a vet except every couple of years for dental work and in an emergency. They don't get any special feed, just alfalfa hay; though it went up to about $150 a ton. That's what eats us alive: 12 animals with free choice to the feed costs about $1000 a month, more in the winter. We have got tack running out our ears so I don't have to buy anything unless I just want to. Even if they do need a vet visit, our vets here are pretty cheap ($197 to geld a 2000 pound stud and update all his shots).

So for our herd of 12, I would say the cost is at minimum $12,150 a year. So that averages out to about $1015 per year per horse.

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post #28 of 36 Old 01-19-2010, 08:15 PM
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Location: aylmer quebec
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Board- 200 X 12 =2400
Trims-35 X 8 =280
worming regularly =100
Vet visits =300
feed/treats =60
Tack/random =300
One year TOTAL: 3,440$
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post #29 of 36 Old 02-23-2010, 03:58 PM
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Location: Ontario
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For my horse in Pelham,Ontario
-Board-$400/month-feed 3x/day, almost a full bale of hay/day in the winter, turnout 7 days week, if the weather is nice, blanketing, 10x10 stall, shavings, stall cleaned 7 days a week, water 24/7

-Private lessons-$45/hourx4 per month-$180
-hoof trimming-$25x 5 times/year=$125
-dental work-$100/year
-deworming/year $22x 4 times per year=$88/year
*Does not include vet checks, tack, lessons, professional rides..etc
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post #30 of 36 Old 02-23-2010, 04:12 PM
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0_0 I wish my parents paid for my horses.

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