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        08-17-2008, 01:51 AM
      #11
    Foal
    Depends your area really. Depends on where you board, what feed you buy, what accersories you buy for your horse, etc. , etc. It really depends.
         
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        08-17-2008, 03:42 AM
      #12
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    11 months boarding.
    Cost: $775.00

    Baby, I'm movin' to Idaho!
    hahaha! I pay $75 per month but have to buy all food etc. Salt blocks, fly spray, and grain I buy every 3rd since there's only 3 horses there so we split it. Most places start at $150 for pasture with leanto and they supply hay but you never know what quality of hay their going to feed. If you want a stall with turnout it starts at $300. Where I board the stalls are all open so they come in to eat or get out of the weather then can go back out to pasture, so basically a large divided leanto. A friend of mine in WA rents 5 grass acres for 3 of her horses for $100 a month... You just gotta watch for them deals!
         
        08-17-2008, 03:47 AM
      #13
    Foal
    Well, I guess it does depend. I am planning to get a horse at least a few years from now, probably after I'm done getting my BFA. In those years I'll probably regularily set away money to buy the horse and other one-time expenses. Still, from the info I've gottten it seems like $5000 per year (not including one-time purchaces) with at least $500-1000 set aside for emergencies seems like a reasonable guess. Though I'm sure prices will change a lot in a few years. Thank you all for the info!
         
        08-17-2008, 03:49 AM
      #14
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    ONE MIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIILLION DOLLARS!
    I totally second that.
         
        08-17-2008, 03:54 AM
      #15
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Rachluvshorses4eva
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    Originally Posted by farmpony84
    ONE MIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIILLION DOLLARS!
    I totally second that.
    You know, if I did have ONE MIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIILLION DOLLARS to spend, it would pretty much go mostly to horses. :P And goldfish. But mostly horses!
         
        08-17-2008, 03:57 AM
      #16
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    Originally Posted by Rachluvshorses4eva
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    Originally Posted by farmpony84
    ONE MIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIILLION DOLLARS!
    I totally second that.
    You know, if I did have ONE MIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIILLION DOLLARS to spend, it would pretty much go mostly to horses. :P And goldfish. But mostly horses!
    Goldfish? Where did you get that idea from?
         
        08-17-2008, 03:59 AM
      #17
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Rachluvshorses4eva
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Nomi
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Rachluvshorses4eva
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    Originally Posted by farmpony84
    ONE MIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIILLION DOLLARS!
    I totally second that.
    You know, if I did have ONE MIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIILLION DOLLARS to spend, it would pretty much go mostly to horses. :P And goldfish. But mostly horses!
    Goldfish? Where did you get that idea from?
    Oh, I looove goldfish! I currently have a telescope and a pearlscale, though if I could I would have a nice big pond and have it full of wonderful fancy goldfish!
         
        08-17-2008, 04:00 AM
      #18
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    Originally Posted by Nomi
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    Originally Posted by Rachluvshorses4eva
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    Originally Posted by Nomi
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Rachluvshorses4eva
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by farmpony84
    ONE MIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIILLION DOLLARS!
    I totally second that.
    You know, if I did have ONE MIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIILLION DOLLARS to spend, it would pretty much go mostly to horses. :P And goldfish. But mostly horses!
    Goldfish? Where did you get that idea from?
    Oh, I looove goldfish! I currently have a telescope and a pearlscale, though if I could I would have a nice big pond and have it full of wonderful fancy goldfish!
    Cool. So what exactly do you do with them? Do you breed them? Sell them or just keep them?
         
        08-17-2008, 04:06 AM
      #19
    Foal
    Currently I just keep them. In the future, I may want to start breeding them or, possibly, showing them. For all I know I will be breeding them soon, I'm unsure of the gender of my pearlscale (my telescope if female). It's quite hard to tell with goldfish.

    Though if I did start breeding goldfish I'd get myself some more quality specimens, the two I have right now are pet store fish (all I can get up here).
         
        08-17-2008, 04:10 AM
      #20
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    That's pretty cool. But um, showing them? How exactly do you show them? Do you get tadpoles to ride them?

         

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