How much $ do you spend on your hobby?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Talk

How much $ do you spend on your hobby?

This is a discussion on How much $ do you spend on your hobby? within the Horse Talk forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • How much should I spend on hobbies
  • How much do you want to spent for your hobby

Like Tree26Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    01-28-2013, 08:16 PM
  #1
Foal
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?

Should be interesting
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    01-28-2013, 08:26 PM
  #2
Foal
Well I bored my horse and collect breyer sooo allot
     
    01-28-2013, 08:31 PM
  #3
Trained
Depends.
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, 08:32 PM
  #4
Weanling
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, 08:33 PM
  #5
Weanling
Edit: Oops, double post!
     
    01-28-2013, 08:36 PM
  #6
Started
More than my husband will ever know.....
     
    01-28-2013, 08:39 PM
  #7
Green Broke
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shropshirerosie    
More than my husband will ever know.....

...And such are the secrets to a happy marriage
     
    01-28-2013, 08:39 PM
  #8
Yearling
An amount I chose to ignore. <.<
     
    01-28-2013, 09:01 PM
  #9
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, 09:09 PM
  #10
Yearling
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.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How much you spend? HeroMyOttb Horse Nutrition 16 06-05-2012 07:17 PM
What Did You Spend On Your 1st Horse? horsesRamazing Horse Talk 19 08-01-2011 11:55 PM
Who would you spend a day with? JustDressageIt Horse Talk 34 07-30-2009 01:28 AM
With $70 to Spend.... HorsesAreForever Horse Grooming 21 07-23-2009 04:46 PM
How much do you spend? cjessy Horse Talk 9 02-26-2008 09:56 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0