My BF and I lease a facility for boarding/training. We have 7 horses there currently, 4 our own, 2 boarders, 1 owned by the property owners. Board is $400/stall (1 stall, matted, cleaned and rebedded daily, fresh water throughout the day, grain 2xday, supplements fed, optional T/O, blanketing, dewormer provided, tack storage, 24hr access), $250/field (small T/O group 2-6 horses, grain 2xday, hay thru winter, dewormer provided, supplements fed, blanketing, clean water, tack storage, 24hr access, run in stalls) We pay about $60/mo for hay (our horses in stalls). We use the boarder money to purchase feed/shavings/dewormer for everyone. Our feed is about $12-$13 a bag, and we go thru 2 bags a week. Boarders supply their own supplements. Shavings are about $6/bag and we go thru about....4 bags a week, give or take. We also have a small leasing fee we have to pay. I've been paying all my horses bills for the past year (minus 1 or two really big ones my parents helped me with) including vet/ferrier/shows/lessons. I prefer to pay for it myself.
We do mostly training of Morgans for show, with a few odds and ends thrown in. I've done a little bit of everything, enlgish, western, dressage, reining. I like to experience as much as I can and learn a little about them all. I've competed in all the above except reining. Im currently working on breaking 2 young mares for saddleseat. I've used massage on a few horses, one being my own and I think it is a good way to identify a problem at a lower cost than a vet that may not find the problem.
Last edited by Tobyness; 11-28-2010 at 11:46 AM.