mliponoga: It varies really widely..I'm not as familiar with the places closest to the area I'll be moving to, but I would guess that places I would consider there would probably run $175-300, most likely somewhere near the middle of those figures.
AlexS: I don't know if I'm misreading but I felt that your post had a tone a little bit ruder than necessary...but anyway, if you read my post closely you will see that I am not yet certain how much money I will be making as I have yet to have any job at all yet and am just asking to hear about others' experiences with this type of situation to see if it seems likely that I will be able to make this work.
Saskia: Thank you for your input! Where I live most horses very very rarely need to be rugged, if at all, which is pretty lucky for us! But stables tend to be a bit few and far between, so I think most of us don't self-feed or clean. Chances are that I will be living a minimum of 20 minutes from where my potential horse is boarded and they'll be in a 24/7 pasture situation (definitely only looking at horses that will be able to stand up to that living situation) and I will only be able to get out a couple of times a week, that is if I am able to make it work...
I think my next move should definitely be to start to really take a hard look at what stables are available in that area. Now I just need to allot some actual time to do that soon, lol
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