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post #1 of 13 Old 01-05-2010, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 13 Old 01-05-2010, 03:45 PM
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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.

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post #3 of 13 Old 01-05-2010, 03:55 PM
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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.
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$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.

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post #5 of 13 Old 01-05-2010, 04:58 PM
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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!

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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.
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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.

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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.

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post #9 of 13 Old 01-05-2010, 10:47 PM
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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.
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post #10 of 13 Old 01-06-2010, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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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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