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post #1 of 24 Old 06-20-2013, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
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Question what is the average price for boarding?

I have been looking around a lot, and i cant seem to find the price for a board. please help!
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post #2 of 24 Old 06-20-2013, 06:02 PM
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There is no real average- it depends on location. Here in New England I would say the average is $500-600/month but it really depends on where you are.
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post #3 of 24 Old 06-20-2013, 06:24 PM
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Depends on geographic location and amenities.

I'm in North Texas, full pasture board (no stall), access to wash stalls, tack room, and two lighted arenas. I pay $325 per month plus an additional $50 for my food (I don't like the feed that comes with the board.). Free access hay and 2 feeding a of grain are included.

I would pay an additional $50-$100 if I wanted her stalled daily. (Depends on stall size).

Some barns charge extra for trailer storage or blanketing...it all depends on the barn.

I've seen hunter jumper barns charge a minimum of $1100 per month. I've also seen self-care pasture only for as low as $50 per month. All in my same area.

Honestly, you just need to call around and ask te price and what it includes. Most barns will provide that info.
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post #4 of 24 Old 06-20-2013, 06:32 PM
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I have just been through this buying my horse. I am in Australia, so it might be different in your country.

It depends on what facilities you want/what care you want for your horse. If you want an arena, stables, round pen etc it will cost more than if you just need a paddock. If you want your horse to be cared for (fed, rugged, worked etc) its more again. For me, I have a basic paddock, nothing else. I have to ride out on the road to get to some trails. I pay $10 a week. I do everything for my horse - the paddock owners do not touch him (except to give him a cuddle, he's a friendly boy). For about $40 a week, you can get better facilities, e.g. an arena. It just goes up in price from there depending on the level of care you require for your horse. I think full board is about $100 a week, plus you have to still buy the food.

Keep in mind that its different in all areas! A friend of mine lives 2 hours away from me and cannot find anything below $50 a week.
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post #5 of 24 Old 06-20-2013, 07:54 PM
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Where I am?

Pasture board with water and 'shelter' (natural or a shed) provided $200

Semi-Care $300 - 350

Full Care $400 - 600
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post #6 of 24 Old 06-20-2013, 09:56 PM
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$200 pasture self care to $800 full care here. Average is 400-600 full care
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post #7 of 24 Old 06-20-2013, 10:48 PM
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Pasture board with run in, hay once a day but large pasture to roam/graze, no blanketing or graining, no arena $540

all day paddock turn out, with stalls, no arena but pasture turnout several times a week ,twice a day feeding, YOU provide grain if you like

fancy stall, in-door arena, heated tack up and wash stalls, outdoor arena, no turn out unless you pay extra, grain given, trainers on site
$700 to 850, depending on closeness to city.
Super nice stalls, daily turnout in paddock
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post #8 of 24 Old 06-20-2013, 10:56 PM
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Cheapest I've found is where I board and it's $185/month for full care in an outdoor mare motel-type stall. An indoor stall with a run is $225. This includes feed three times a day (grass hay or alfalfa).

When I first got my gelding, I was paying $250 for self-care (feed provided twice a day, but only alfalfa...anything else was extra), or $300 for full care (not much better than self).

I've seen one place that went as high as $800 a month, but that was a fancy-schmancy hoitey-toitey dressage barn. Lol
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post #9 of 24 Old 06-20-2013, 11:05 PM
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I pay 350 for my filly in CA for a paddock and no grain. They have a pretty nice facility, but since I'm in PA, I can't say much more about it except they have a nice lounge with a coke machine. ;)

I pay 300 for my mare in PA (and my new gelding actually) for grain, a stall, daily turn out etc, and she doesn't charge for stuff like fly masks or adding supplements that I supply to her. She also has an indoor arena and is located near trails I guess.

I pay 150 each per pony that I have there.

All depends on location and amenities.

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post #10 of 24 Old 06-22-2013, 06:55 AM
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I pay 120 per week for a shared 3 acre paddock no shelter with 2 hard feeds and 2 biscuits of hay per day and 1 rug on/off. Very safe fencing but horrible arena too sandy my horse hates it. This is in a city in Australia.
If I move to the country, I'll move to my friend's place where its stable and yard with turnout during the day, 2 hard feeds and hay, but with a much better arena with lights and a jumping arena too for 120. Also much better paddocks with no sand! I think my horse will love moving she hates the sand and her paddock mate.
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