Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Somewhere in Wisconsin
Well don't know if it's better or worse, but I have two horses, one stud colt (soon to gelded) and one gelding. As of now I get a GREAT deal on board. I board at a friend's farm, I'm the only boarder and pay $150 per month for BOTH. I supply hay when needed and I clean up / maintain the fences / pasture and barn when I need too. It's nothing special, just a barn, run and one pasture. No arenas, but trails and areas to ride in and I also get to ride in the indoor and use the round pen down the road.
Lately I've become quite a tack hoarder though and that's been eating up my extra fun cash! It's horrible... anytime I get that extra money I've been finding cute tack and finding tack for my colt. He's one right now.
So, money wise. I'd say I've been spending quite a lot, BUT I do put in A LOT of work to save money so it's not as bad as it could be! Hay prices are high here, plus I have shots coming up, coggins, and gelding for little Rocky. That will be quite the bill, but I have my "horsey account" it will be coming from. I find that even having one or two horses it's nice to have an account for them! I put $50 to $100 in every check and then vet bills and other horse stuff comes from there.
"Every person you will meet will have at least one great quality. Duplicate it and leave the rest." --Clinton Anderson