06-07-2012, 07:49 PM
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Not bad here either, I live on 12 acres,graze all spring/summer/some of the autum. I can still get good Timothy bales for $80/ton if I get it out of the field $90/ton out of th barn. Don't gasp but my vet does ranch calls for $50. Had my Gelding's teeth floated and a wolf tooth out, sedated total was $60. Granted the Vet is new to the area and trying to build a clientele but it's still that price after a year so I'm enjoying. Farrier charges $25/trim $55/standard shoes. I also have a young man that does my first rides for $25/hr since I am too old and wise to climb on the little tornados anymore...
Also got a free lease on a broodmare and a too low to tell breed fee on a Dash For Cash sired stallion (pasture breed no mare care) does this sound like braggin? I'm not tryin to, it is still an expensive hobby and disaster can strike and rack up th bills quick, but with the right situation it can be as reasonable as many other hobbies...