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        01-18-2009, 10:29 AM
      #11
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by ShannonSevenfold    
    Yes. I would be responsible to also pay any vet bills as well as for farrier visits and worming. But I think that that is very do-able considering she is only going to charge $100 a month for board. Most places it's between $250 and $350 a month.
    Oh, I completely agree, the board price is super reasonable. Just think hard about the reality of vet bills-sometimes things take you by surprise and suddenly you're looking at a $2,000 bill. For this reason, I had it written in to my lease that the one thing I WOULDN'T be responsible for were vet bills-I knew that I didn't/don't have enough money to cover an emergency situation, and I didn't want to take on the responsibility of any horse knowing that.

    Agree with Jubilee-get everything in writing. Have fun-it sounds great!
         
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        01-18-2009, 02:59 PM
      #12
    Yearling
    You know, I actually didn't think about the costs of emergency situations. Thank you so much for bringing that up. I think I will try to negotiate something similar. I'm pretty sure there's no way I could afford to pay a $2,000 vet bill, especially working for minimum wage on a diary farm. Haha

    Thanks!
         
        01-18-2009, 03:06 PM
      #13
    Started
    It sounds like a great deal, $100 for board is quite cheap. I would most definitely ride him, and if you plan to trail ride, ask how he goes on trails, and perhaps take him out on a short ride if you can, weather permitting. Hope it goes well for you!
         
        01-18-2009, 11:04 PM
      #14
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ShannonSevenfold    
    You know, I actually didn't think about the costs of emergency situations. Thank you so much for bringing that up. I think I will try to negotiate something similar. I'm pretty sure there's no way I could afford to pay a $2,000 vet bill, especially working for minimum wage on a diary farm. Haha

    Thanks!
    Oh no problem! I was gung-ho into horse shopping this summer when my live-in bf gently mentioned how we probably couldn't afford any emergency vet bills, so there went that plan. You can get equine insurance to cover emergency vet bills like colic and surgeries, and sometimes those have a $250 or so deductible (so you'd have to always pay $250 out of pocket if you used your insurance, and then they'd cover anything over that amount). I'm happy to pass along the wisdom-there's a lot to consider and I know how easy it is to get swept up by excitement.
         
        01-19-2009, 09:30 PM
      #15
    Yearling
    Well, I think I may be able to get no emergency vet bills (but still pay routine checkups) as well as, not paying shoes.

    Go me. =)
         

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