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post #1 of 23 Old 05-30-2012, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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Cost of a 2 year old from being bred?

I was going through bills and stuff from my 2 year old, and realized how much it took before i broke her out. It cost me $1750 plus the $1000 breeding fee. That is with live cover.

Has anyone else figured it out?
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post #2 of 23 Old 05-30-2012, 01:42 PM
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Does that include feed, hay, vet, and farrier service? That's cheap if so!

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Does that include feed, hay, vet, and farrier service? That's cheap if so!
Yeah that is everything.
I had Farrier $520
Vet was $400 (breeding place did the ultra sound for free)
Feed was $700 for 2 years. (I do my own hay) And each bale is $0.75
Mis. stuff is around $175
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post #4 of 23 Old 05-30-2012, 02:24 PM
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Ive got a 17 year old mare that i bought as a day old foal... Her costs (approx)

purchase price 1500
board for 15 of the 17 years @ an average of 300 a month 54,000
farrier every 8 weeks 1920
Dewormer 640
Various vet bills (she has been very healthy no big accidents) 1600

So.... my 17 year old mare not including transport fees for her to travel with me to college and around the US to new homes has cost me a grand total of :


59,660... now.. I could of had a ferrari for that! (used of course :)
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post #5 of 23 Old 05-30-2012, 02:53 PM
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Has anyone tried adding in a reasonable wage for all your time/labor?
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Has anyone tried adding in a reasonable wage for all your time/labor?
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Hope i wouldnt want to do that. I would get payed $0.00001 a hour.
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LOL, well, you can just consider how much average training goes per month in your area.

I can't really add much by way of adding up the cost of my own foals as both of them were free, but I can say that my $125 horse that I bought in '05 would have the equivalent of about $54,000 worth of training on him LOL.

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Hope i wouldnt want to do that. I would get payed $0.00001 a hour.
....or you have million $ horse...
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post #9 of 23 Old 05-30-2012, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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....or you have million $ horse...
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Dont want to look at it that way. Im one who can sell my horse if i can make money.
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figure..1) stud fee, mare care fee,boarding for the one or two months the mare is kept at the stud farm. 2) extra feed mare requires toward the end of pregnancy. 3) extra vaccines required while preggers. 4) Vet for the foal when it is born . 5) Vet bills if there is a problem. ( 3 grand later and a dead foal)
6)Halter training and ground work up to age 2 or 3 , depends on when you want to put weight on your baby. 7) Training ... Hah thousands depends on what you plan to do with the horse and what level you want..
SO much Cheaper to go Purchase a trained horse. ;0
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