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        01-05-2010, 04:36 PM
      #1
    Green Broke
    How much?

    I have been thinking about sending Demi to a trainer this spring so I can just focus on Romeo's training while Demi is also being started. My question is, what is a good price for training?

    I found a stable that is amazing to their horses and my friend just recently had her colt there and he is such a sweet boy that seems to be really nicely started. I am thinking about contacting them.

    Here is the little bit of info. On them.
    They ride everyday
    Price includes:
    Feed
    Boarding
    Training
    They are very gentle
    And my friend's colt was there for 60 days and the total cost was $1,000. Is that reasonable?
    I was thinking it was, that would be $500 a month, and it includes a lot, and the horses are happy after and during their visit to the trainer.

    What do you think?
         
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        01-05-2010, 04:45 PM
      #2
    Green Broke
    That seems very reasonable to me when you figure the average cost of board is between $300 and $500 alone (indoor). Just ensure you ask and make sure EXACTLY what that price entails. Ask for references. Make sure you visit your horse frequently.
         
        01-05-2010, 04:55 PM
      #3
    Started
    My friends just got a good deal for boarding $575 for the first month, the following months are $775 however. Regular board there $475. Training is 3 lessons or 4 trainer rides on your horse per week.
         
        01-05-2010, 05:03 PM
      #4
    Trained
    $500 is a good price if you are getting a good trainer. That is the MOST I would pay for a trainer who has no record to prove their training. A proven trainer will start at about $650 on up.
         
        01-05-2010, 05:58 PM
      #5
    Trained
    Yeah that is a sweet deal! The places I know of that are good and provide those services (Boarding, Training and all care) are upwards of $1000/mo.
    Check out credentials, visit the barn and SIGN A GOOD CONTRACT!

    Good luck!
         
        01-05-2010, 07:50 PM
      #6
    Weanling
    I'm looking into this myself and the price was 1800.00 a month with a guarantee that my horse would be broke WTC and ridden by a ten year old after 30 days. I live in CT though, where owning a horse is way too expensive.
         
        01-05-2010, 07:58 PM
      #7
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Seahorseys    
    I'm looking into this myself and the price was 1800.00 a month with a guarantee that my horse would be broke WTC and ridden by a ten year old after 30 days. I live in CT though, where owning a horse is way too expensive.
    A beginner 10 year old? That sounds ambitious on their part, considering sometimes it takes a horse a couple of weeks to settle in to a new place before very effective training can take place. I'd get lots of references for those folks and call them all.

    OP - If you check out references and are very clear that what you listed is what you get, it sounds like a good deal.
         
        01-05-2010, 09:22 PM
      #8
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Seahorseys    
    I'm looking into this myself and the price was 1800.00 a month with a guarantee that my horse would be broke WTC and ridden by a ten year old after 30 days. I live in CT though, where owning a horse is way too expensive.

    You are going to be disappointed if you believe that. It won't happen.
         
        01-05-2010, 11:47 PM
      #9
    Weanling
    Well he's coming to my barn for a couple of weeks for an evaluation...i know it sounds like a TALL order, but he does give clinics and has alot of good references. I wouldn't feel comfortable sending her away somewhere unless I watch how the trainer and my horse interact for a couple sessions. But the original point was it was 1800.00 for a month.
         
        01-06-2010, 11:11 PM
      #10
    Green Broke
    Yep, I have been looking around but I wanted too see what opinions were on the price for that stable/trainer.
         

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