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post #1 of 26 Old 01-05-2011, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
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Is this way to much to pay for board?

I know this should be in the stable forum but I need more opinions! Okay so for boarding its $375 for one month. Full time board. They do everything and they have an indoor arena and an out door arena and they have trails. And there lessons are $40 bucks per lesson and I ride twice a week so thats $80 a week. So if I do get my Horse it would be $695 per month with all my lessons and everything. So what do You think? To high? Cheap? Or just right?
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post #2 of 26 Old 01-05-2011, 11:56 AM
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Sounds about right for full board plus lessons. In fact, in some areas that would be considered cheap.
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post #3 of 26 Old 01-05-2011, 12:28 PM
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$375 for full care?? WOW! What part of the country do you live?? :) I don't live in an expensive part of the country and our board is 500-700 a month depending on which barn (we have an older barn and newer barn). Most of the barns in the area are around that 6-700. One barn in the area is $1200 but that includes lessons up to 5 d a week and full groom service.
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post #4 of 26 Old 01-05-2011, 12:34 PM
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Sounds like a great price to me!
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post #5 of 26 Old 01-05-2011, 12:35 PM
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wOAH... 375? For full board? Lucky lucky you! :) At my stable (last I heard, it might have gone up)for 500, your horses get's fed, it's stall cleaned and if you want, turn out for a few hours whenever the weather is ok.

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post #6 of 26 Old 01-05-2011, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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$375 for full care?? WOW! What part of the country do you live?? :) I don't live in an expensive part of the country and our board is 500-700 a month depending on which barn (we have an older barn and newer barn). Most of the barns in the area are around that 6-700. One barn in the area is $1200 but that includes lessons up to 5 d a week and full groom service.
I live in Western Pa. I thought it might a little high since I dont know how much board is! But Now that everyone is saying its good I say its a good price(: And when we go to shows we dont have to pay for the trailer since our barn goes to all the same shows. For one year just boarding and lessons is 8,340
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post #7 of 26 Old 01-05-2011, 01:50 PM
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For my area it would be cheap (places with indoor/ourdoor usually $450 and up, lessons $50 and up (IF you are pretty far from DC, near DC prices usually bite)!

As far as I know Pittsburgh is pretty populated area as well, so I'd say at least not bad, may be even really good.
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post #8 of 26 Old 01-05-2011, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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For my area it would be cheap (places with indoor/ourdoor usually $450 and up, lessons $50 and up (IF you are pretty far from DC, near DC prices usually bite)!

As far as I know Pittsburgh is pretty populated area as well, so I'd say at least not bad, may be even really good.
Yea I;m six hours away from DC. But now That i've found out the board cost and how much it will cost per month I just have to tell my mom I want to buy a horse (He's my dream horse, 15.2 hands, paint, can jump over 3 feet, has a 3 out of 10 temperament, Has no vices, is 8 years old, and has great forum!). And i know we can afford it since my mom is a nurse and my dad owns half a company. I just need to ask her which will be the scary part....
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post #9 of 26 Old 01-05-2011, 05:33 PM
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You also can't forget the cost of shoes (or trimming), vaccines twice a year, teeth floating once a year. The cost of those things varies by area, and who you decide to use, but those are fees that will also have to be paid regularly. It sounds like you've done a good bit of research on places to board, and boarding prices, which I'm excited to hear, but you also do have to be prepared for possible emergencies, and buying tack that fits the horse you buy, so your parents need to know that, and be willing to spend that money as well. I think the price is middle of the road depending on where you live. Here in Cali, I pay 225 a month, (no lessons), they feed my horse who's in a paddock with 3 other horses, clean the paddock, and water bucket, and do checks throughout the day. Its $400 a month for a barn stall with run, feeding, cleaning, and shavings. If you go down to Del Mar in my area, you can spend between 5-800 a month, for a stall at a show barn. One place I looked at did not turn your horse out, they just fed, cleaned stalls and waterers, had an automatic fly system in the barn, and shavings.
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post #10 of 26 Old 01-05-2011, 06:18 PM
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i am also from western PA. I looked at the picture of your horse and do you currently ride at classic equestrian? I rode at that stable when it was rockin horse stables.

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