Charging to little?

       The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Horse Training

Charging to little?

This is a discussion on Charging to little? within the Horse Training forums, part of the Training Horses category

    Like Tree1Likes
    • 1 Post By gunslinger

    LinkBack Thread Tools
        09-26-2012, 03:49 PM
    Charging to little?

    I have started training horses for others. People don't really know me, but I do have references if they'd like to call and ask about my training methods and how I helped them and their horse. I wanted to start out cheap, and as I advanced in training horse maybe raise it a bit higher. As of now I charge 150 for 2 weeks and 250 for a whole month. Its 400 for 60 days. I don't think I am being unreasonable with my pricing. But a Superior of mine says I am charging to little.

    Am I?
    Sponsored Links
        09-26-2012, 04:20 PM
    Green Broke
    Yes, you are charging to little depending on results.

    Most people don't mind paying but they expect to get their money's worth.

    On the other hand, $400 is to much if the horse doesn't meet expectations.

    In my line of work I don't want to be the cheapest, but rather, the best.

    When a customer tells me my prices are high I usually respond with Yes sir they are, and here's why. I then explain the value behind my price.

    Your time is what you're selling, and as it's the only thing you have to sell, make sure you get paid good for it.
    Creampuff likes this.
        09-26-2012, 04:47 PM
    At $250/ month, averaging 5 rides a week, you are earning $10.87 per ride. If you ride for an hour and spend a half hour grooming and tacking, you're earning $8.15 per hour. Consider your overhead and taxes and you're probably down to $5/hour.

    Of course, your rates will depend on the quality of trainer you are. If I were paying someone to train my horse, I would expect to pay between $500-800/month, not including board. I personally would skip right over a cheap trainer because I expect to pay a premium for quality.
    Posted via Mobile Device

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Charging Taxes on Consignment tack tackroom Horse Tack and Equipment 2 01-09-2012 12:01 PM
    Contemplating charging Flat Board rate--- marygoroundsporthorses Horse Boarding 14 01-05-2012 04:54 PM
    Charging and kicking out?? Help : ( azhorseluvr1222 Horse Training 6 12-28-2010 11:08 PM
    charging jumps?????....HELP!!!!!! morganshow11 Jumping 136 05-15-2009 06:40 AM
    Pony Ride - charging price. ilovemyPhillip Horse Riding 8 05-11-2009 04:02 PM

    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:28 AM.

    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0