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post #1 of 8 Old 01-19-2009, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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Post Can you give me an expense quote?

Now, I've owned a horse before but that was almost 1 1/2 years ago and a lot of it is kind of shady.

Now, from what I've read its best not to feed mules/donkeys actual feed unless their pregnant, underweight, or worked constantly due to their obesity problems. I've also read that high protein hay can cause a lot of problems with them (ie alfalfa hay) and that if they have a rich pasture to graze on constantly that they don't really need any other source of food except the hay during winter.

Now, if this is true, feed would be significantly cheap.

Now, excluding feed how much do you pay YEARLY for ONE healthy horse? Remember to include all the necessities: shots, coggins, farrier fees, wormers, fly spray, ect.

How much would you average the cost of purchasing all the "first horse grooming supplies". Things such as the following: leather halter, grooming brushes, sweat scrape, hoof pick, lead line, fly mask, show sheen.

How much would you average the cost of "first horse medical supplies". Things such as: vet wrap, nolvasan, gauze, ect.

How much would you average the cost of your everyday run in the mill tack (simple english trail tack): saddle, saddle pad, bridle, bit, reins, girth, breat collar.

Anything I've forgotten?

I'm just trying to get a rough estimate on how much I should have for the initial cost of the horse, and then how much I should have for back up money.
I know the prices can very different but try your best!
Thank you so much!
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post #2 of 8 Old 01-19-2009, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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Okay so I'm seriously bouncing around in my seat. Lol no one has any quotes to give? Sorry if I'm being annoying I'm just really excited about a possible buy!
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post #3 of 8 Old 01-19-2009, 06:05 PM
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Are you boarding or keeping it on your own property?
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post #4 of 8 Old 01-19-2009, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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I'm going to be boarding but its either going to be free board or so cheap it might as well be. We are still discussing that.
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post #5 of 8 Old 01-19-2009, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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Okay so I went according to my last horses fees to come up with these prices. Let me know what you think?

Farrier fee - $25 every 8 weeks - $175
Vet Fee - $149 yearly vaccines (Its what it cost for Samson)
Coggins - $25
Yearly wormers - $16.36
Fly spray - $11.00 - two bottles

Yearly fees - $377.00

This is just the first section of what I was asking.
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post #6 of 8 Old 01-19-2009, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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Grooming supplies:

Stiff Brush - $5.49
Medium Brush - $4.49
Finishing Brush - $4.69
Hoof Pick - $0.95
Shedding Blade - $3.39
Sweat Scrape - $5.75
Curry Comb - $7.95
Mane/Tail Brush - $9.75
Wash Mitt - $1.95
Laser Sheen - $10.95

Total Cost: $55.36

I left out the leather halter and fly mask since those are things that I can get as I want.
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post #7 of 8 Old 01-19-2009, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Medical Supplies:

Vet Wrap - $5.67 - 3packs
6" Gauze - $8.99
Cut-Heal - $8.39
Povidone Iodine Ointment - $7.69

Total Cost: $30.74

I'm using ointments that we used at Dixie. If you can think of something else that I might need and might actually use, let me know!
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post #8 of 8 Old 01-22-2009, 09:57 PM
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I think you're significantly underestimating the costs. For example, fly spray is very expensive. Farriers are more expensive than that around here. Hay ain't cheap either. Wormer is $10 each time (before taxes).

There is no way in the world that just because your equine is healthy when you get him that he'll stay that way.

Are you absolutely sure you wanna mess with my carrots?
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