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post #1 of 14 Old 05-12-2012, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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how many own more than one horse and board

I am seriously thinking about getting another horse. I board so the expense would be obviously double and double for everything else. I do a ton of work around the barn and do feed a few times a week because I like to so I am sure I would get a nice price break. I am just wondering if most boarders just stick to one. My horse has a leg issue going on and it made me start thinking about having a spare horse that my friends could ride and I could switch off on.

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post #2 of 14 Old 05-12-2012, 03:43 PM
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I have 2, and when my mare pops her foal it will be 3. My mom and I split it down the middle. 200/month per horse.
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post #3 of 14 Old 05-12-2012, 04:35 PM
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I have two. I keep one with my trainer boarded at her place. Then I still have my first horse, actually boarded at another place. I love having two because I'm almost never off riding because at least one has always been sound.

Also one of my horses can be ridden by beginners so its nice to have a horse that family and friends can ride.
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post #4 of 14 Old 05-12-2012, 08:11 PM
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I used to have two. One I was riding and one I was training up.

Too much time though, neither got proper work and it cost a fortune. Maybe if they weren't stabled it would be better, slightly less upkeep.
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post #5 of 14 Old 05-12-2012, 11:23 PM
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I own one and I pay most of her bills except her board. My mom has two of her own horses and pays for my horses board. We were at a place that was amazing but board for one horse was over $400. So we moved to one that is about $300 a month per horse. My mom got another horse because the horse that she has had for 13 years now is getting older plus he had an injury a couple years ago that the vet thought he wasn't ever going to be able to jump again. She ended up getting a horse that is a little smaller than the other one but she is able to use a lot of the same stuff on them. They both fit into a narrow saddle and the little smaller one can fit into the other one's blankets if need be. So I would suggest to find one, if possible, around the same size as the one you have now so you don't have to get quite as much stuff. She has her own bridles and bits, girths, saddle pads, etc for each horse but the most expensive stuff she can use on each of them! Hope this helps
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post #6 of 14 Old 05-13-2012, 07:59 AM
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At one point I was boarding three horses for 900.00 a month.
That didnt include shoes or shots or wormer.
Finally I decided to bring them home, it was cheaper.
Now I have 6 horses and still dont spend 900.00 a month.

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post #7 of 14 Old 05-13-2012, 08:05 AM
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i have two, one is stalled and one lives on pasture. pasture horse is much cheaper !

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post #8 of 14 Old 05-13-2012, 09:50 AM
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When we first got into horses, we started with two and boarded them. As we aquired more, we changed them from being stalled to out on pasture so it was cheaper.

We used to board all of our 6 horses(pasture board). It was expensive but we didn't have to care for them everyday. We recently started renting an old farmstead that we moved a trailer onto. It's cheaper and we will have our horses right outside, when we finally move in. However, we have to find and buy hay, care for them everyday, and fix everything that breaks(fencing, water supply, etc). Luckily, we don't do much that takes us away very often, like hunting, fishing, going to the lakes, so we don't need to find someone to care for the horses while we're gone.
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post #9 of 14 Old 05-17-2012, 09:05 PM
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I have two that are boarded. It costs $800/mo. All other expenses are in addition to that. There is no lesson or training discount if you board horses vs if you walked in off the street.

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post #10 of 14 Old 05-17-2012, 09:58 PM
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I have two boarded. I got lucky and pay $230 for the two
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