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post #1 of 5 Old 03-10-2010, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Help with pricing please!!!

Okay, so in a few years I think I will be going to buy a horse. I think that as a good convincing statement I could say that I would buy all the equipment, and the horse, and all boarding services for the first year, I bet they will think I am paying too much, but I still need to be prepared for the most! So, I am wondering what I need to buy equipment wise (and I mean EVERYTHING that I will ever need.) And at my barn the boarding service for 1 month is $375. (well for the crappy old freezing barn) or $425 (new nice heated barn) which one do you think would be better? Do you think in the long run the new barn (which is $50 more) would be a better choice? Or does it not matter? And I think I will buy a horse that is around $3500.( ahh that's a lot of money! My walet hurts jusut thinking about it) Or do you think think that I don't need to get one that expensive? And the reason why I am trying to figure it out so early is because I think it will take me a few years to make that amount of money. Haha.

So, long story short, what is EVERYTHING that I need to own a horse, and do you think I need to buy a horse that is $3500 or can I go for cheaper? And do I need to go for the expensive heated barn, or cheaper freezing barn????


So, really hope you can help!!!

Thanks,
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post #2 of 5 Old 03-10-2010, 09:12 PM
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How about outdoor board instead of inside? If not go for the heated barn, in the long run it will be better then a freezing, not working barn. Depends how the economy is you could probably get a horse for $1000-3000 that's just as good as an expensive one. Also depends on your experiance with them.

You'll need saddle, pads, bridles, halters, leads, grooming stuff{brushes, shampoos, detangler, etc.}, blankets, wraps/boots, buckets, dewormers, farrier money, vet money.

There's probly more I haven't covered. Not all coming to mind rigth now.
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How about outdoor board instead of inside? If not go for the heated barn, in the long run it will be better then a freezing, not working barn. Depends how the economy is you could probably get a horse for $1000-3000 that's just as good as an expensive one. Also depends on your experiance with them.

You'll need saddle, pads, bridles, halters, leads, grooming stuff{brushes, shampoos, detangler, etc.}, blankets, wraps/boots, buckets, dewormers, farrier money, vet money.

There's probly more I haven't covered. Not all coming to mind rigth now.


How can you buy dewormer?
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post #4 of 5 Old 03-11-2010, 10:55 AM
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Buying dewormer is like buying anything else. It's sold at all tack stores.

I would say do field board if those are your only two barn choices. Dilapidated barns are hazardous, and a heated barn can be a fire hazard, and if it's that well insulated, could cause breathing problems for your horse from not getting fresh air.

I suggest going to Horse Tack, Horse & Equine Supplies - Statelinetack.com and make an account (or maybe you don't have to, I haven't used that website in forever) and start sticking things in your basket or wishlist. That should give you a good idea. Before I could get a horse, I would go through the stateline tack catalog and mark up every single thing I wanted, and then figure out the total cost.
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Buying dewormer is like buying anything else. It's sold at all tack stores.

I would say do field board if those are your only two barn choices. Dilapidated barns are hazardous, and a heated barn can be a fire hazard, and if it's that well insulated, could cause breathing problems for your horse from not getting fresh air.

I suggest going to Horse Tack, Horse & Equine Supplies - Statelinetack.com and make an account (or maybe you don't have to, I haven't used that website in forever) and start sticking things in your basket or wishlist. That should give you a good idea. Before I could get a horse, I would go through the stateline tack catalog and mark up every single thing I wanted, and then figure out the total cost.


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