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        05-14-2008, 02:12 PM
      #11
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    I know it seems like a great idea, but there's a lot that goes into moving horses.
    Couldn't agree more!
         
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        05-14-2008, 02:22 PM
      #12
    Green Broke
    True, this is mostly a maybe im not sure if im going to do it. I just talked to my mom and she thinks its somewhat of a good idea because 1 no board paying so less stress on her part and theres a ton of trails out back and I know people ride horses around there.
         
        05-14-2008, 03:17 PM
      #13
    Green Broke
    How much is board for 3-4 months?

    What does that include?

    How much would you spend on:
    Feed
    Hay
    Shavings
    The run-in shelter
    A buddy for the horse
    Transporting the horse to and from
    Repairing/ putting in fencing

    I would just sit down and write out all of the costs; it might seem like you are getting out cheaper at first, but in reality, it just might cost more
         
        05-14-2008, 03:29 PM
      #14
    Trained
    If it's only going to be for a few months, I could see it being the same or more expensive than boarding her for those months.

    Making a list like Kickshaw said would be a good idea. Atleast you'll have an approximate amount of money it will be.
         
        05-14-2008, 03:32 PM
      #15
    Green Broke
    Ill figure how much everything is going to cost. I have a month or so to think about it so. Feel free to give me any more advice!
         
        05-14-2008, 03:34 PM
      #16
    Trained
    I personally don't think its cheaper to keep horses at home. Well, a temporary home anyways. You won't be able to offset the cost of the supplies you need there over a longer period of time. Especially since you are talking about from the ground up. Fencing and storage sheds aren't cheap. We put up a very low cost electric fence and that was $250 or so.

    What about asking the neighbors if you could keep the horse there for a small fee over the summer?
         
        05-14-2008, 03:59 PM
      #17
    Green Broke
    They don't take horses in, there not people friendly really lol id rather stay at my barn that im at now then go to them. I understand the cost for everything. This is a difficult situation :P

    I want to be in control of my horse and theres a ton of trails and 100 acre place to ride in when she's trained

    But then again going from 170+ acres to maybe an acre

    Still thinking lol
         
        05-14-2008, 04:40 PM
      #18
    Trained
    If you are thinking about using panels still then you are way better off to leave her at the barn or another barn.

    Panels cost anywhere from $160-$300 Per ONE panel. They are very very costly.
         
        05-14-2008, 05:19 PM
      #19
    Green Broke
    Omg that's a ton of money! I think Ill just use electric fenceing!
         
        05-14-2008, 07:50 PM
      #20
    Green Broke
    Also think about all of the other equipment you will need to purchase:

    Manure fork
    Feed scoop
    Feed tub
    Buckets for feed and water
    Ointments and such
    Water hose

    (of course, you may already have some or all of these)

    And, I probably missed this, but where do you have to ride at your aunt's house (besides the backyard)?
         

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