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        01-13-2013, 07:36 PM
    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, 07:43 PM
    Chiro (if needed)
    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, 05:25 PM
    Livery/rent too if you don't have your own land.
        01-14-2013, 07:27 PM
    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, 08:03 PM
    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, 08:21 PM
    Emergency savings.
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        01-14-2013, 08:28 PM
    Green Broke
    Thank you all.
        01-14-2013, 09:27 PM
    I'm interested in seeing the finished budget plan!
        01-14-2013, 09:45 PM
    Green Broke
    My end result was around $60,000!
        01-14-2013, 09:50 PM
    Green Broke
    That's an expensive horse right there! Holy schmooley!
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