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post #1 of 11 Old 07-14-2009, 02:11 AM Thread Starter
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A few questions

I am looking at leasing a horse and am trying to figure out approximately what the costs will be like. What is the average cost of dewormer? And how is it administered? Do I need a vet or can I do it myself? Also how often does it normally need to be done?

Also I know prices vary a lot with vets and stuff but how much does it normally cost to update the horses shots? I know I'll probably have to do that at least once during the lease.
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post #2 of 11 Old 07-14-2009, 02:17 AM
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Worming costs around $10.00. I do worming every month because he is at a large barn and horses come and go a lot. You can do it yourself. My wormer is a paste and its in this large syringe. You just shove it in the horses mouth and push on the plunger.

My shots cost around $175.00.

I hope I helped. I'm also learning all of this stuff too. I bought my first horse not too long ago.

Good luck.

My trainer gave me a list of horse related prices. I will have to dig it out and update you.

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post #3 of 11 Old 07-14-2009, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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Great! Thanks a lot. I'll probably talk to the horses owner and find out all her prices, mine will probably be the same as i'm keeping the horse at the same barn she did so i'll probably use the same vet and farrier that the barn does.
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post #4 of 11 Old 07-14-2009, 12:51 PM
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What type of lease is it? Full, half, etc?

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post #5 of 11 Old 07-14-2009, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
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Ummm what's the difference?lol I guess it would be a full lease. It's also a free lease, the girl will be away at University. I get all his tack and everything that goes with him, I'll be resbonsible for paying board, for the farrier, shots, dewormer, and minor vet bills. She has agreed that if something serious happens and it is not due to a reckless mistake on my part she would pay vet bills etc.
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post #6 of 11 Old 07-14-2009, 02:34 PM
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Ahh ok that's a full lease.

Half/partial lease is where you "share" the horse with someone else. Full lease means you are the sole rider, and oftentimes completely responsible for all care and maintenance.

You can google boarding facilities in your area for boarding costs. Dewormer runs about $10 and you can ask a vet in your area what the recommended schedule should be. Farriers vary, and I'm really not sure since mine takes pecan pies for payment

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post #7 of 11 Old 07-14-2009, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
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Hahaha luckyy, yea I'm pretty sure I'm just going to board the horse where he is right now. It's $200 a month which in my area is pretty reasonable, it's also only like 10-15 minute drive from my house, and my current instructor teaches lessons there as well. It's also only like 10 minutes from the barn I am currently taking lessons at which has an indoor arena, so hopefully i'll be able to trailer the horse there in the winter to take lessons as the barn he is at only has an outdoor arena.
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post #8 of 11 Old 07-14-2009, 02:56 PM
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That sounds like a good idea! You lucked out getting a "free" lease like that :)

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Ensure you have something in writing detailing who's responsible for what. Things can go sour when the horse colic's and needs surgery to the tune of $8-10000.00.

You need to protect yourself from any misunderstandings. Horse's can get very expensive very quickly.
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post #10 of 11 Old 07-14-2009, 03:04 PM
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Great advice! Definitely make sure you have it in writing that she will be responsible for vet bills above $setamount, and you are responsible for routine maintenance.

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