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post #11 of 28 Old 05-14-2008, 02:12 PM
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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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post #12 of 28 Old 05-14-2008, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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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.
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post #13 of 28 Old 05-14-2008, 03:17 PM
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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

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post #14 of 28 Old 05-14-2008, 03:29 PM
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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.
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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!
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post #16 of 28 Old 05-14-2008, 03:34 PM
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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?

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post #17 of 28 Old 05-14-2008, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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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
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post #18 of 28 Old 05-14-2008, 04:40 PM
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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.
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post #19 of 28 Old 05-14-2008, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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omg that's a ton of money! I think Ill just use electric fenceing!
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post #20 of 28 Old 05-14-2008, 07:50 PM
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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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