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post #31 of 34 Old 03-24-2009, 07:45 PM
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post #32 of 34 Old 03-24-2009, 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by MN Tigerstripes View Post
My boyfriend (or if I ever get married to a non-horse person) is NEVER allowed to see this thread....EVER
Hehe... just do what my wife did. Marry a guy who is a frustrated cowboy. I dragged _her_ into horses. :)
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post #33 of 34 Old 03-25-2009, 12:45 AM
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Farrier 25 a time
Vet verys alot from if she needs floating what shes getting ect
Board free i keep her at my house
Monthly Feed a bale of hay is 2.50 and i buy $12 50lb bag of oats in the summer i only feed oats since they have 24/7 grazing. not quite sure what they go threw in a month though
Tack got a good deal on a $600 new saddle for 100 got a very nice non slip pad for 40 bridle set was around 50ish + other things i have
Insurance N/A
Trailer N/A
Hay 2.50 a bale
Blankets/Sheets 60ish
Bedding N/A
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post #34 of 34 Old 03-25-2009, 01:20 AM
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Here's what I pay (I have six horses, but I'll try to figure things per horse.)
Farrier : $20 for a trim and two front shoes (I think it's $10 for just a trim... he gives a discount for well behaved horses and long time customers, too.) Usually they get trimmed once a year, and Ruby and 2-Pak get their shoes reset every three months or so (except during the winter months)
Vet : I'm not too sure on what his fee is per horse. I usually have him out once a year for a general checkup and yearly shots, not counting emergencies, etc.
Board : N/A. They're kept on my own property/the family farm.
Monthly Feed : Generally we get a bag of feed at around $15, and that lasts around a month. Plus the mineral/salt blocks -- $30/month.
Tack : Bandit's harness and cart cost $50 and a case of beer. haha. My two (western) saddles cost about $400 each... but I've seen saddles up to $2,000 at the tack shop I work at. Headstalls go anywhere from $10 - $100, depending how fancy you want to get. Halters and lead ropes we usually buy in bundles from auctions for about $5.
Insurance : Free. It comes with the house insurance.
Trailer : The stock trailers cost us $400 and $200 (the cheaper one needed an axle welded back on.); the slant load was... $1,500, I think?
Hay : $2.50-$3/bale (small square bales) -- I usually figure 80-100 bales a horse for the winter, and when the stock gets low, I just buy more.
Blankets/Sheets : I paid $20 for the heavier blanket and maybe $10 for the lighter one... but I never use them.
Bedding : I don't use it much, but the nearby lumberyard sells a huge bag of wood shavings for around $3-5.

Other stuff:
Fencing : Depends on the type of fence you use, really. (and obviously only applies if the horse is on your own property.)
Feed buckets: I usually use the rubber tubs the mineral blocks come in, because 2-Pak likes to kill plastic buckets. But I used to get four or five individual feeders at a local auction for under $20.
Water bucket: About $30 at the feed store.
Misc. : Maybe $100. There's always those random little things you find you need, like saddle repairs, hooks and bins to store things, etc.

That's all I can think of right now. I won't even try to total that up.
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