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    01-28-2013, 07:16 PM
How much $ do you spend on your hobby?

How much do you spend on your horse and related costs each month and what percentage is that of your monthly income?

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    01-28-2013, 07:26 PM
Well I bored my horse and collect breyer sooo allot
    01-28-2013, 07:31 PM
Usually it is just hay, grain, mineral cost... Roughly $700. Unless it is dewormer and trim month then its closer to $1200.
But you can always get those unexpected horse costs like my stallion going in for surgery and setting me back a couple of grand that was supposed to go towards my truck because I just had surgery and not working.
They ain't cheap. LOL
    01-28-2013, 07:32 PM
Right now, I spend next to nothing. I am lucky enough to have people ask me to ride their horses and show them. I also do some basic training work and have many friends with horses. I pay for my own equipment of course, such as my helmet, and I pay for clinics and lessons. Overall I'd say I spend $300-$500 per year (and that's a generous estimate, including horse show food ).

All this should be changing fairly soon though, since I might be taking on a mare...
    01-28-2013, 07:33 PM
Edit: Oops, double post!
    01-28-2013, 07:36 PM
More than my husband will ever know.....
    01-28-2013, 07:39 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by Shropshirerosie    
More than my husband will ever know.....

...And such are the secrets to a happy marriage
    01-28-2013, 07:39 PM
An amount I chose to ignore. <.<
    01-28-2013, 08:01 PM
Green Broke
For the essentials- board, hay, grain, farrier, vaccinations, worming, dental, etc.- I'd say it probably averages to maybe $450 per month, but I get a pretty nice discount on board for feeding one night per week which I didn't include in that total.

Lessons, show fees, etc. very quickly inflate that total, however...
    01-28-2013, 08:09 PM
We used to spend a decent amount for our general area: $265/month for board, maybe $75/month for beet pulp/supplement/feed and then $100/6 weeks for farrier... not to mention $55/week on lessons and the money spent on other things. The most expensive thing overall was the vet though, almost as much as the initial purchase... which is why when I get another horse in a few years time, I'll be getting insurance.

Now, we spend $25/week for a group lesson which is a decent price.

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