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        01-13-2013, 08:36 PM
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    Green Broke
    Help needed with project!

    I have to write up a 1 year budget for the upkeep of one horse. I have the essentials; hay, grain, bedding, wormer, vet, farrier, and tack. My professor wants this to be detailed. Since I haven't owned horses for years, I have forgot all the details that go into the care of a horse.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated!
         
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        01-13-2013, 08:43 PM
      #2
    Showing
    Dentist
    Chiro (if needed)
    Fecals
    Vaccinations/coggins
    Feed/water buckets/Stall guards/hay nets/hoses/heated troughs
    Salt/mineral blocks
    Gas/transport costs for getting hay (especially with the drought and traveling further)
    Property management (fencing, barn repairs, regrading pastures, fertilizing pastures, lawn mowing etc.)
    Trailer maintenance
         
        01-14-2013, 06:25 PM
      #3
    Weanling
    Livery/rent too if you don't have your own land.
         
        01-14-2013, 08:27 PM
      #4
    Weanling
    Don't forget about other things that are a one-time buy (for the most part) but also necessary such as saddle, bridle, pads, blankets, brushes, halters, fly mask, leads, lunge line/whip, etc. Hoof oils, fly spray, and any other skin care products (such as SWAT which I tend to use only on trail rides) need to be replaced frequently as well.
         
        01-14-2013, 09:03 PM
      #5
    Trained
    Insurance
    Club membership (some barns require)
    Basic first aid kid & supplies
    Transportation to/from barn if boarding
    Hoof care items - pick, rasp, knife (though not everyone keeps one of those)
    Training (where needed)

    What about costs for the person? -- Initial clothing purchase (barn clothes and riding clothes)
         
        01-14-2013, 09:21 PM
      #6
    Weanling
    Emergency savings.
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        01-14-2013, 09:28 PM
      #7
    Green Broke
    Thank you all.
         
        01-14-2013, 10:27 PM
      #8
    Weanling
    I'm interested in seeing the finished budget plan!
         
        01-14-2013, 10:45 PM
      #9
    Green Broke
    My end result was around $60,000!
         
        01-14-2013, 10:50 PM
      #10
    Green Broke
    That's an expensive horse right there! Holy schmooley!
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