Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
It depends on the season and services, I'll approximate it all and add it up yearly then divide it by 12 to be more accurate. Like right now I'm not feeding hay but in winter I will. This is for one horse.
Agistment: $1560 per year
Feed: $780 per year
Hay: $400 per year
Farrier: $400 per year
Dental: $150 per year
So $3290 a year - $275 a month - $65 a week
Let it be noted that this is self care, so I feed my horse once or twice a day as needed, rug and unrug him daily. To pay for full care boarding would cost a lot more. Also, the hay is bought from a friend in bulk, the farrier is a friend and does a discount as part of a multiple horse deal. So right now I'm doing it cheap.
Last year I was doing self care somewhere else but with higher costs, so I'll give you the price there to give you an idea - per month
Feed and hay: $150
So all up $425 a month, $5100 a year, not including vets, dental etc.
Both these places had a grass riding area - so no proper arena, no stables, no indoor, no on property trails. Plus I spend a lot in transport (driving too and from). Right now I'm living on property, but that means an hour commute to town. Plus tack and other gear, and everything else. My horse is a good doer, when I had my TB I was spending probably about $220 on feed a month, so it really varies.
Last edited by Saskia; 12-17-2013 at 08:43 PM.