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post #11 of 20 Old 07-30-2011, 11:39 PM
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 312
• Horses: 4
-Mini Vet kit $0
-the actual horse $50
-tack: Around $1000
-shoeing: $0( I don't shoe)
-hoof trimming $30
-worming $30
-pre- vet check: Didn't get one.
-tack box- I have a tack room ;)
-grooming supplies $40-$50
-training equipment $60
-feed (including a bucket)- $100-$250
-board fee- Free ;)

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post #12 of 20 Old 07-31-2011, 02:36 AM
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chino Valley, AZ
Posts: 15,909
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Let's see...

Horse- $1600 (including free gelding and 30 days training)
Mini vet kit- Don't have one...barn does
Tack- Well, since Aires isn't broke yet...lol. I do have my own bridle that my friend gave me after she sold her appy gelding that it was too big for (it's WAY too big for her mare). The trainer at our stable gave me the nice french link snaffle we're now using. When we do start riding, we'll use the BO's saddle and blanket since he has a saddle that fits Aires perfectly right now. So far I've only spent $16 on a new saddle pad (for an English saddle because that's what we're going to show in), $15 for a padded nylon halter that he outgrew in three weeks, and $15 for a rope halter that he is now almost too big for. I also got a $700 custom winter blanket with full neck and hood for free from a lady who comes up and overnight boards at our stable throughout the summer. She had used to manage a boarding stable in Phoenix and has tons of tack and such that people just left there that she's trying to get rid of, but she had never found anyone with a horse big enough for this blanket (it's a 78"). lol Aires will be out of it by spring, but it'll work for this winter!
Shoeing-We don't need shoes, thankfully
Worming- I think we spent $7 on the wormer?
Pre-vet check- Didn't get one
Tack box- My friend and I share, so nothing
Grooming supplies- So far all I've bought are two hair brushes from the dollar store (for mane/tail) and a jug of Repel-X fly spray concentrate for my friend and I to share
Training equipment- None. The BO provides anything we need.
Feed- Included in our board since all Aires gets is alfalfa
Board fee- $250 a month, partial care (meaning I clean my own stall and dump/fill my own water...even with a severely sprained ankle ).

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post #13 of 20 Old 07-31-2011, 03:39 AM
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 5,582
• Horses: 2
-Mini Vet kit Don't really have one, to be honest. I currently have a bottle of wonderdust and some antibiotic spray
-the actual horse $700
-tack $300 saddle. $50 bridle. $16 sidepull attachment. $30 blanket. $70 pad. $10 halter and lead (auction). $100 SMB3s and bell boots.
-hoof trimming $38 every 6 weeks
-worming I got a year rotational pack for like $33.
-pre- vet check Didn't do one, to be honest.
-tack box Erm..I have a Professional's Choice bag that came with my SMBs that all my random tack is in
-grooming supplies I just got a lovely grooming set for my birthday. It was $50
-trianing equiptment Lunge line - $ 15. Lunge whip - $12.
-feed (including a bucket) $50 for a 10lb Ugard bucket, which lasts like 80 days. $80 for a gigantic bucket of SmartCalm. Dunno how much, but it lasts like 115 day or something.
-board fee $285/month.
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post #14 of 20 Old 07-31-2011, 12:52 PM
Join Date: May 2009
Location: FL
Posts: 905
• Horses: 2
-the actual horse $4700. I had a $5k budget when I was shopping for my eventing prospect, & talked his owner down from $5500. Smoke is a green jumper, but he's very smart, sensible, & has a heart of gold.
-tack $350 for a used Stubben, between $17-$50 for each saddle pad, $25 girth, $40 stirrups & leathers, $65 bridle, $25 snaffle bit, $60 breastplate, $100 for 1 leather & 1 nylon safety halter, $90 2 pairs of brushing boots, $100 each for his blanket & sheet. I've bought most of my tack for a really good deal off ebay & smartpakequine.com. tackoftheday.com also has some REALLY good deals sometimes!
-shoeing he's barefoot
-hoof trimming $35 every 6 weeks
-worming included with board
-tack box you mean like a trunk? The one I have on my wish list right now is $350. You can get a cheap one for around $100 & custom ones up to like $1k.
-grooming supplies The bag + brushes & whatnot probably cost me around $70.
-trianing equipment $40/lesson 2x per week
-feed (including a bucket) feed is included with board. a basic small bucket is about $5 (I keep bathing supplies in that), a typical flat-back feed bucket is about $10, a feed tub is about $15.
-board fee $450/month

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post #15 of 20 Old 07-31-2011, 02:51 PM
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Goat Country
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My grandma helped me buy a horse fence for $400, and REALLY good friends brought Indie home for free... but Indie herself? Traded 2 days of work for her :)
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post #16 of 20 Old 07-31-2011, 03:30 PM
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Location: Louisiana
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My first horse as an adult was 18 years ago. Quervo was an aqua gelding, beautiful beyond belief and I paid $1800 for him. Back then feed was cheaper, but I fed a specialized mix made for a local barn and it was $12/50 lbs, so about $40 a month, hay was about $30. Tack we lucked into, $300 for western saddle, bridle and pads. Feet every six weeks were $45, and then a few hundred a year for vetting and the normal workings.

By the way, he was a Dash for Cash baby, and so is my sweet Red. Temprement wise I swear you can't beat it, and God blessed me with two of them!
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post #17 of 20 Old 07-31-2011, 03:34 PM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Goat Country
Posts: 522
• Horses: 2
-Mini Vet kit - I used my own first aid kit. My mom works in a hospital so I got lucky.
-the actual horse - 200 dollars for a kid broke TB Paint cross that I was told was four- he was seven and maybe green broke at best.
-tack - Again, I just accumulated it. Started out with one nylon bridle that was twenty dollars, got a bit for free from a guy in my rented pasture. I also rode in a horrific unfitted saddle that I would never recommend to anybody. Ride bareback until you get one and improve your balance.
-shoeing - I don't do shoes, but they run about seventy dollars here.
-hoof trimming - thirty dollars about once a month.
-worming - fifteen dollars for wormer every two months or so.
-pre- vet check - Didn't get one, strongly advise that you do.
-tack box - Old grocery bag. 'Nuff said.
-grooming supplies - maybe thirty dollars. I accumulated it over time, started with just a curry brush, stiff brush and a hoof pick.
-training equipment - a lunge rope is about twenty bucks. You can use a stick for a lot of things, too
-feed (including a bucket) - Buckets are about 5-10 bucks. I spend twenty a month on grain and thirty to fifty on hay.
-board fee - 30 dollars a month for pasture rent.

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post #18 of 20 Old 08-01-2011, 12:54 AM
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: I don't know
Posts: 1,158
• Horses: 1
-Mini Vet kit: heh well... I dont really have one. A tiny one $15
-the actual horse: just over $1800. Unbroke.
-tack: $1500+
-shoeing $110 for fronts and I think $170 for four I only have fronts because he is healing from an abcess and I get sliders for reining.
-hoof trimming-$40 per trim
-worming: $20 per tube
-pre- vet check- Ya I didnt get one of those
-tack box- WALMART
-grooming supplies-Well over $500 I have so much grooming stuff
-trianing equiptment - $250
-feed (including a bucket)- I used a rubber tub from a old cattle farm. I feed a grain free mix with paprika and flax seed: $50

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post #19 of 20 Old 08-01-2011, 08:21 PM
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Michigan :)
Posts: 7
• Horses: 2
-Mini Vet kit $0
-the actual horse $100
-tack....umm around $1,000 + (lol)
-shoeing $0 she doesn't get shoes
-hoof trimming $35
-worming $5 (every 2 months)
-pre- vet check $0 didn't get one :)
-tack box $100 for a saddle rack and like $30 for the tubes for the other tack ;)
-grooming supplies $ around $100 maybe
-trianing equiptment $50.
-feed (including a bucket) around $100 each months/every 2 months
-board fee free just $500-$1000 for the equment to put the fench up :p

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post #20 of 20 Old 08-01-2011, 10:55 PM
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: IN
Posts: 780
• Horses: 2
mini vet kit -Never bought one, just bought what I needed when I needed it and used the BO's supplies
the actual horse -Depends on what you want, $2,000
tack -Bought two used saddles for around $400, bridle/bit/reins came with horse, bought girth from eBay
shoeing/hoof trimming -Self-trimmed until we decided to put front shoes on her, about $65 every 5-6 weeks
worming -Included in board
pre-vet check -Didn't have one
tack box -Boarders get a tack locker
grooming supplies -Found abandoned grooming stuff when cleaning out the tack room, bought a few supplies from Dover and the feed store
training equipment -Borrow from the barn, don't use this stuff enough to buy my own
feed -included in board
board fee -$200 a month since I worked off 2/3rds of it

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