I am trying to figure out how much it is for horse upkeep yearly and don't know how much it is for dewormers and how much shoeing is (general). I've heard for deworming you should do it every month to every three months and every 6-8 weeks foe shoeing, but how much is it each time. Assuming the horse needs shoes? Any imput would be great as I have no idea, thanks!
I buy Ivermectin wormers from our feedstore and they are only seven dollars I believe. Ivermectin, in my opinion, is affordable and it works. There is a weight thing on the tube on how much you give. So it all depends on the horse's weight, however, a little too much won't hurt.
Blu was normally shod for $40 every six weeks. Now the price has gone to $60 for the price of shoes. I'm not really sure how much it is for everyone else.
Worming here is done once every 3 months to prevent the cycle from starting up, but all the horses have to get done at once otherwise its useless.
As for shoeing it all depends on the horse. My 2 geldings right now I keep barefoot,mainly because of the winter conditions. Unless I plan to make trips to the mountains I tend to keep them barefoot. They both have excellent feet and don't find it useful (at this point to put shoes on either one.
Farrier cost for a regular trim here is about $35-55. Shoeing costs vary depending on the shoes type etc but can go anywhere from $85-150. A lot of it depends on the farrier.
I worm every 2 month, dewormer price goes from $3 to $10 (horse.com has great prices on dewormers). So average somethinng like $30/year. Trim in our area is in $30 - 40 range, and I do every 2 months either.
Thats a releif for the deworming, for some reason I thought it was rediculusly expensive. And I use ivermectin for some of my other mammals, but with horses i've read it's good to alternate wormers?
Or was that just when they wern't as effective as they are now?
So shoeing, it seems like it varies, i'll call my barn and see how much it is there. But if I were to ride a horse 5/7 days and do some trail rides and jumping also, how often do you think it would have to be shoed? Every 7 weeks ish? Thanks so much for the info everyone!
Agree with kim_angel.. :) I do rotate as well doesn't matter what other say. Use $10 (like Zimmerctin Gold) once a year for the tape worms, and cheaper ones in the rest.
8 weeks should be just fine for trimming etc. if you have a good farrier. The barefoot trimmers said every month, however both mine don't need them to be every month. I guess they wear it out naturally with all that running they do in field. The cheapest way is to learn it yourself. Lol! But it's tough job!
I buy my wormers at my local tack store or large animal vet, and they vary in price between $5-$10/tube, and that tube does 2 largeish horses or 3 medium ponies (or so).
My farrier (we're friends by now haha so he comes out to whatever barn I'm at!) does a trim for around $40 and shoes (hot-shod, not cold) cost $120 for all 4. I like to keep horses on an 8 week schedule regardless whether or not they have shoes.. unless they throw a shoe or it's loose. I love my farrier!