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post #21 of 31 Old 04-15-2011, 02:03 PM
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A lot of places have started doing clinics for gelding. Like last fall, for one weekend in the state capital, they had free geldings for anyone who needed one. You just hauled it in and bam. Free. I want to say the University of Minnesota set up a program for getting free or reduced price geldings for people. I can't remember the name.
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post #22 of 31 Old 04-15-2011, 02:04 PM
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That is a drop in the bucket for horse ownership - that is cheap, cheap, cheap. If one can't afford that fee, one shouldn't own a horse.
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I agree. It is scary to me that one would think that is a large price for what is actually a surgical procedure.
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post #23 of 31 Old 04-15-2011, 02:06 PM
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That is a drop in the bucket for horse ownership - that is cheap, cheap, cheap. If one can't afford that fee, one shouldn't own a horse.
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agreed....however that not only doesn't stop one from owning A horse, it doesn't stop MANY from owning MANY horses. and breeding them. *sigh*

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post #24 of 31 Old 04-15-2011, 02:08 PM
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honestly i find that very reasonable, it cost me $90 just to get my cat neutered
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post #25 of 31 Old 04-15-2011, 02:33 PM
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Another vote for a bargain here, and certainly an investment in a happier horse.
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post #26 of 31 Old 04-15-2011, 02:45 PM
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$135? That's what I pay to have my horses' teeth floated every 10 months. And it's $100-$120 every 6-8 weeks to have them shod. And just below $100 every six months for vaccinations (actual cost varies on that one)....

Gelding a stallion is a little more involved that banding a bull.
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post #27 of 31 Old 04-15-2011, 03:04 PM
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Holy crap!! That's high!! It was $75 when I got Rafe done last summer and when we got John done the year before (I think, maybe it was 2) it was about $90 with the same vet. His cost does vary a bit because he charges a flat rate for the actual procedure and the drugs and shots are all figured individually. Since John was twice the size of a normal horse, he cost more.

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post #28 of 31 Old 04-15-2011, 03:25 PM
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If they can't afford an extra 200 bucks a month for vet bills.... then maybe you shouldn't be owning a horse >.>
Sometimes, when people get their first horse, they don't realize or know the "hidden" costs. They know how much they have to pay to buy the horse and how much to board, but not the vet bills, the farrier, for floating, vaccinations, etc.
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The cheapest part of owning a horse is the purchase price!

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post #29 of 31 Old 04-15-2011, 03:35 PM
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Id loved to have only paid $100-$200. We paid $700 (cryptorchid) and they couldn't even find his testicles.
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I agree that it was cheap! I just spent $250 neutering my puppy.
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