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        01-29-2013, 06:30 AM
      #21
    Yearling
    Well four lessons per month for $45 dollars each is about $180, plus the random saddle pad/odd thing would make it around $210, but once I start showing and doing IEA I'm sure it will go up to around $300... Yikes. Good thing my parents pay for lessons! I just pay for the equipment and eventually showing.
         
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        01-29-2013, 07:02 AM
      #22
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    Until six years ago, I spent more on my dogs and cats than I ever spent on the horses because I rarely had vet bills for the horses.

    That all changed when one horse was diagnosed with Equine Metabolic Syndrome in 2007.

    A second horse was diagnosed with insulin resistance in 2010 and severely foundered in March, 2012.

    I have four horses ages 17, 18, 25, 26+. I am retired and thankfully made a decent income all my life, as it is now safe to say all my S.S. Money goes to the horses

    Mr. WTW still works because he's a Hypertensive Type A that doesn't know how to sit still - good thing because I frequently have subsidize barn expenses with his paycheck

    Sooooo --- while I refuse to add everything up, it's safe to say I spend a BIG CHUNK OF CHANGE
         
        01-29-2013, 07:30 AM
      #23
    Green Broke
    I think it's best for me to look at the expenses...
    I just keep looking at the big ticket items I desperately need.
    Chiro for Sassy..
    Dentist for all 4..(anyone got a cost estimate for that?)
    New saddle that will fit big ol Playboy.
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        01-29-2013, 09:38 AM
      #24
    Weanling
    I budget around $500 per month for boarding, feed, farrier and maintenance. During show season, I add between $300-$500 more for show expenses. I figure we spend around $10,000 per year.
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        01-29-2013, 02:21 PM
      #25
    Foal
    It is hard to add it all up and face that amount! And yes, husbands don't need to know all the details

    I currently spend over $500 on a half lease and weekly lessons so actual ownership would be at least double that ; )
         

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