Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Western Australia
The initial purchase price of a thoroughbred will vary as much as any other breed. My Rexy was $1000, he's quiet and gentle, soft and willing to please under saddle and super super trainable. Hugo on the other hand was $250 and he is hot, pushy & quite hard under saddle.
Price will be effected by a number of factors. Training, success, breeding, etc etc.
As far as upkeep go, TBs are known to be notoriously hard keepers (believe me, mine are). Although, even then, I know some TBs who hold their weight just fine. Their feet are also a source of some issue and therefore money will generally have to be spent there. And of course, if they raced, chances are as they get older their joints will start to stiffen up, so there may well be money to be spent there as well.
It is the same as with every other breed really, what you pay to purchase the horse will pale in comparison to what you pay to KEEP the horse.
Trojan 09.11.02 - 26.10.10 // Kody 01.09.89-25.06.12 // Rex 05.11.95-21.12.12