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    • 1 Post By mls

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        12-05-2013, 10:57 PM
    Where to board?

    I've been taking lessons at a family friend's house for several years now. I would LOVE to board there, however, they're board fee (pasture) is $300, and I just found another local pasture board with a fee of only $225. I would much rather board at my friend's barn, however... that is a big money difference. I know the only way they would lower board would probably just working at the barn. I already do some work there for free, but it's for my instructor, so it wouldn't count. I'm getting a job in March to pay for board and other horse fees, so I can't do two jobs.

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        12-05-2013, 11:53 PM
    I'd look into what each place includes in their board - maybe it is closer to the same price when you consider the extras or lack thereof.

    Also, board is just a small part of the cost of owning a horse.
        12-06-2013, 09:39 AM
    Write down all of the pros and cons of each place. Weigh the importance of each. Bring a non horse friend with you to visit each facility. Non horse people can have wonderful insight as their heart is not as involved as ours are.
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        12-06-2013, 11:33 AM
    Green Broke
    I will say, in the grand scheme of horse costs, $75 really isn't all that much. Believe me. XD

    If you are really happy at your friend's place, and you like the amenities that are offered, I would consider staying there.
        12-06-2013, 02:51 PM
    Green Broke
    I'd really look into what a difference the $75 makes. The cheaper one may not include grain, "extras" like blanketsoor fly spray, mucking, a run in, whats the pasture like?.. $75 might make a huge difference between piece of mind and walking up early 7 days a weeks and going to the barn twice a day.
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        12-06-2013, 05:15 PM
    Thanks guys!

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