So since I've had my gelding (got him last October) I have moved him a total of 3 times. First place we were at for 2 months and long story short he was forgotten about and not fed which I didn't take kindly. The second place we were at for the longest and I loved it. Had a stall and he had a huge 60 acre field but it had barb wire which I was promised would be take down and it wasnt and of course he got nosey and jumped it. Nothing serious but that wasnt going to work so I moved. While I was there I got a mare.
I moved in July and took both my mare and gelding. Here I do complete self care. I have my own 3 acre field with a run in. It's my own private pasture. I do all my own work and buy my own hay and grain, supplements, etc. He was charging me $225 a month per horse. Shortly after I moved he raised it $25/per horse. So now for self care I pay $250 per horse and now I currently have 3 (and a mini which all I pay only $25 for)
At the place I moved from that had barb wire I had a stall and someone fed in the Am for us and hay was supplied. All I bought was grain and shavings. I was charged $175.
The barn I'm currently at is about a minute from my house which was another plus to moving them.
Yesterday I was browsing Craigslist and found a place about a half hour away (through town) that is offering self care with stalls for $150. I would supply and do my own work as I am now. I haven't been there yet but I have seen it from the road. It's an older place and there's 60 stalls and only 5 horses on the property. The down side is that it's 30 mins away but the upside is that it's cheaper. I know I would have my own paddock(s) am of course stalls. But not sure if it would be worth it?
Also, at my current place they charge an extra $5o for the water heaters.
I know board would be cheaper, but I know I also have to factor in gas money as well. I think I may go see the place Monday.
Just in this situation, what would you lean more towards? (Assume the cheaper place isn't a total dump)
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