Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
No, it's not normal.
I don't see how, unless you rarely grain, that your feed bill is so low per month. You also can't keep an animal out on grass all year even in Florida, so your hay and grain bill will go up in the winter.
I don't know who your farrier is, but $15.00 per trim is ridiculously cheap. I pay $25.00 per trim, and that's a great price for my area.
I'm also not sure how vaccinations and floating only cost you $130.00 per year. Around here, a floating ALONE is about $75.00, and that's not including the farm call or sedation if needed.
Plus, not everyone has a 'friend's dad' who will let them keep their horse on their property for free. Which also means 'your' well water is his, since he's the one with the animal on his property. Well water isn't free anyway, since the well pump needs electricity in order to run.
You don't seem to take all of that into consideration, especially the wear and tear on someone else's land and the use of their electricity.
You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!
Last edited by Speed Racer; 07-18-2011 at 02:26 PM.