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post #11 of 21 Old 06-05-2011, 10:33 AM
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We have a training farm and currently have around 15 lol, give or a take a few because the amount changes weekly.
I feel ya! I only counted my own lol! I usually have 3-6 in per month for training & then there is the outside mares that come in to be bred....so if I count outside horses there are usually around 20 hanging out here

Also should have added in my actual expense that we own our hay fields & equipment for baling, so the cost of "hay" in my calculations is field maintenance & fuel for the tractor & truck to haul wagons. Didn't add wages for hay help. Also didn't add the thousands I spent on "extra" vet care, this past fall Woodstock had a tendon injury, cold laser therapy, ultrasounds, xrays, etc, etc, etc. I've got close to 5k in his treatment alone.

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post #12 of 21 Old 06-05-2011, 12:02 PM
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I have had to wait until now (I am nearly 42) to realize this life long dream, and I am 6 months to a year from owning my own horse. Board (includes everything but the dentist, shots, farrier) will be $650 a month. In reality I am just taking the money I have been paying on my truck monthly and turning it into a horse. In the mean time it will be lessons and possible leasing for me! There are plenty of places to board for less, but if you are not available to do the work the money starts adding up!
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post #13 of 21 Old 06-05-2011, 01:29 PM
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Ooh, this sounds fun!


Board = 250 per month x 12 = 3,000

Vet = $200 on average.

Farrier =

45 for a trim x 9 months barefoot = 180

120 for shoes x three months shod = 240


Basic upkeep = ~3,504


Don't even get me STARTED on show and travel fees.
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post #14 of 21 Old 06-05-2011, 02:11 PM
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Ok, so I looked at my expenses from last year...eek!

I own my own property. It averaged out to $1774 per horse. Feed, Hay, Supps, Vet & Farrier. This didn't include any hauling or show expenses, additional utility costs for the barn & arenas, or costs of hiring help for baling hay/building fence.
Yeppers.........that's darn close to what I came up with. (Sigh) Well worth it....(keep repeating).

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post #15 of 21 Old 06-05-2011, 02:12 PM
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Yeppers.........that's darn close to what I came up with. (Sigh) Well worth it....(keep repeating).
Yep, keep repeating...and I will keep praying the hubby doesn't decide he wants to do the farm accounts & taxes

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post #16 of 21 Old 06-05-2011, 02:30 PM
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I came up with $800 for my most expensive horse - which is the one who gets extra feed and about $500 for each of my other two.

But I have a feeling that is going to drastically go up in a couple years when I lose my hay guy. Right now I get hay dirt cheap because the old guy down the road sells us clean basic local grass mix for about 1/2 of the going rate because he hays just as a way to keep busy in retirement. Plus we only have to buy hay for 5-6 months out of the year and the rest of the year they have pasture.

All I pay my psychiatrist is cost of feed and hay, and he'll listen to me any day!

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post #17 of 21 Old 06-05-2011, 04:32 PM
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Well, this is for my barn/area more or less because I don't know everything exactly and don't own a horse.

board: 500/month= 6000$
This includes stalls being cleaned regularly, 3-4 bales of hay per day, turn out whenever the weather is nice and it's not snowing/raining.
Extra supplements and special feed has be bought on your own I believe and brought to the barn if you want the stable hands to feed it to your horse.

Deworming: 15$ a tube.

Farrier starts at 40$ I think.
Some barns charge 700-800$ a month, but I'm not sure what it includes...

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post #18 of 21 Old 06-05-2011, 04:41 PM
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We just moved Sunny to an actual boarding facility so she just got very expensive.

Pasture Board: $275/month plus $9 in the summer for electrolytes.
Farrier: $45 for a trim.
Vet: Spring shots were $125 this year. Fall will be closer to $50. Small things like dewormer, first aid, etc. $75 yearly.
Tack: Just got a new saddle, $600.
Random things: $100

So, my yearly cost to keep Sunny is:
$4,637
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post #19 of 21 Old 06-05-2011, 07:09 PM
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Ok so for me....
feet-$40 x 6=240
grain-$15 x 3=45
tack repairs= $40
teeth=100
dewormer- $25 x 3=75
Hay= $325 ($4/bale)
Misc.= $150
$975 per year. For one horse. For me.

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post #20 of 21 Old 06-05-2011, 07:42 PM
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I say $10,000.00 a year

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