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        07-30-2012, 02:23 AM
      #31
    Weanling
    I would love to have board that cheap. Around my area rough board is 300-400$ and full board can be 800$. I almost always rough board and I've never paid less than 200$ for it.
         
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        07-30-2012, 12:02 PM
      #32
    Green Broke
    Sounds like a good starting point. As you add amenities-prices could go up, but sounds like you will keep things reasonable. Are you going to provide any tack storage, or even a space to keep grooming tools?
         
        07-30-2012, 12:32 PM
      #33
    Weanling
    I will over time! But since things are just starting out, I need the time to save money and continue to build things up. :)
         
        07-30-2012, 07:56 PM
      #34
    Weanling
    I'll warn you right now about owners supplying feed. THEY don't! You are constantly reminding them they are low on hay/grain.. and you will not let horses go hungry so you will hay them anyways. Its a PITA! I would suggest supplying hay in your price and raising the rate for this... make sure you have a set amount you are providing. Anything above and beyond needs to be supplied.
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        07-30-2012, 08:11 PM
      #35
    Green Broke
    I need some of these troughs that only require cleaning every 2 weeks!

    Even with goldfish (which had to end as *someone* thought Sushi was a fine snack and kept eating them), I still clean water troughs 2-3x per week. Water buckets get scrubbed every other day and at least one horse turns theirs into a swampy mess that requires daily scrubbing.

    If I waited two weeks to clean a water trough I'd have a swampy, green pond!
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        07-30-2012, 08:30 PM
      #36
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Delfina    
    I need some of these troughs that only require cleaning every 2 weeks!

    Even with goldfish (which had to end as *someone* thought Sushi was a fine snack and kept eating them), I still clean water troughs 2-3x per week. Water buckets get scrubbed every other day and at least one horse turns theirs into a swampy mess that requires daily scrubbing.

    If I waited two weeks to clean a water trough I'd have a swampy, green pond!
    depends on the water. When we use our city water it stays nice. When we use the well it gets dirty.. we use stock tank conditioner which helps them stay clean longer.
         
        07-30-2012, 08:34 PM
      #37
    Weanling
    We use city water. Indeed it stays nice! Haha
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        07-30-2012, 08:34 PM
      #38
    Trained
    What is stock tank conditioner????!!!!!
         
        07-30-2012, 08:36 PM
      #39
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by FirstCyte    
    Those rates are very reasonable!
    Some places where I live charge $200 for self care and you must provide feed, it's crazy! Luckily I found full care board for just $130 a month. :)

    I'm in NY and I paid $250 and now currently pay $225 for self care and I have to provide everything myself and do everything myself...
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        07-31-2012, 08:18 PM
      #40
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by waresbear    
    What is stock tank conditioner????!!!!!

    Its a tab you drop in. Keeps it clean and bugs from getting in. I just tried to google it and it didnt come up. They last 1-2 weeks per 300 gallons. You get 5 for 15.00 at rural king. I'll check out the package in a bit and let you know the brand.
         

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