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    03-01-2012, 01:19 AM
Monthly costs for one horse:
$250 for board
$40 for farrier (every 6 weeks at $60 so $10/week)
$40 for vet (out away for shots and emergencies)
$30 for major medical/loss of use/mortality insurance
So, $360 a month plus misc supplements
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    03-01-2012, 01:30 AM
Mine's more expensive as it's full care and I'm paying people to look after him. But it used to be $2,000 a year.. now it's $4800 a year.
    03-01-2012, 07:31 PM
Thanks yourcolorfuladdiction! You helped alot so far:) anyway I have already been leasing this horse for a while and been riding for 6 years...thanks for the memo about bridle and saddle!
    03-01-2012, 08:02 PM
Originally Posted by yourcolorfuladdiction    
So I'm going to go ahead and burst your bubble. You're probably not going to find an unshod jumper. Shoes help disperse the impact and help support the horse when jumping. So your horse will probably at least have front shoes. Now I didn't initially have back shoes on my horse but she wore her hooves down so much that I had to put them on, which might not be the case for you if your lucky but over 3' or if your eventing hind shoes are necessary.

Now here's a little run down of what I spend:
Board: $250 x 12 = $3000
Farrier: $120 x 10 = $1200
Shots/Coggins: $234
Dentistry: $180 aprox.
Wormer: $60
Supplements: $500
Coat, Mane, & Tail Care: $350
Misc. Medical: $150
Total: $5674 per year

Wow. It is expensive in your region.

I was $35 for floating. $30 coggins. Farrier is $55 ( all 4 hooves) per visit. My board is pasture at $80 / month with hay.

OP. You can see, the price Varies. Visit barns and call vets and farriers to get an accurate guesstimate.
    03-01-2012, 08:10 PM
Originally Posted by AQHSam    
Wow. It is expensive in your region.

I was $35 for floating. $30 coggins. Farrier is $55 ( all 4 hooves) per visit. My board is pasture at $80 / month with hay.

OP. You can see, the price Varies. Visit barns and call vets and farriers to get an accurate guesstimate.
Wow only $80/month ?! WOW. Mine's like.. 4 times as much haha!
    03-01-2012, 10:07 PM
ALWAYS assume that your horse will have an accident and will need emergency vet care. Because, odds are, the horse will. That's how they roll. If they can get hurt, they will. It stinks, but it's a fact of life. :/
    03-01-2012, 10:53 PM
I'm in a pricey area. Besides board, I spend:

$150 every six weeks for shoes or $40 every month for barefoot trim

$200 Spring shots
$150 Fall booster shots

$50/month supplements for weight gain, hoof health and vitamins

I pay an additional $500/year for horse insurance just in case he ever needs major surgery. I'd rather pay $500 than $15,000.

We show a little and do some hunter paces, so there's another $500 or so gone before trailering expenses.

I can't afford lessons, or else I'd be talking about another $120 a month.

A few points of interest:
1. Any time the vet comes out, expect to write a check for roughly $200.
2. You will always need a new blanket, so there's another $150 you should probably save up over the course of the summer.
3. Somebody at your barn will always show up with something cool that you will also want, so either get rich quick or learn to go without stuff.

Basically if you have a horse who doesn't get sick or get into trouble, and only ride on site and never go anywhere, you can get along fairly cheap. As soon as you want to expand your horizons, money will fly out of your pocket!

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