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    10-07-2011, 09:27 AM
how much to charge?

How much would you charge to go ride and get in shape someone else's horse? It is an older ladies horse, very large powerful tb that she can't afford to come off of anymore but wants someone to ride him and get his manners back. I'm confident in my abilities to do this with this horse as I have done it with many other horses, but never as a job and I have no idea on what to charge? What's fair, cheap and steep? Also I will be using all my own tack, as they ride English and I'm western. Thanks guys
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    10-07-2011, 09:30 AM
How often will you be riding & for how long? How far will you be traveling to do so?

I will do tune up rides for folks that can't afford full monthly training & charge $25/hr +mileage to go to their place or they can trailer to mine.
    10-07-2011, 10:27 AM
Also how long will you be riding for? Maybe consider a flat weekly or monthly fee for a set amount of hours/days.
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    10-07-2011, 10:36 AM
I always charge just enough to cover the doctor's visit or hospital bill.
    10-07-2011, 10:50 AM
Their barn is only about 5 miles from our barn so that's jot a big deal. Not sure on all the specifics yet, I will have more this evening, but as I understand it I will be coming out at least 4 times a week to ride him at her barn, then when I am more confident with him they will trailer him to our barn a couple of times a week so I can utilize the trails I am familiar with, while still riding him there too. I think this will be long term, as she donated a horse to a program I am part of and is very happy with what I am doing with him and wants it to be similar with this horse. I enjoy doing it anyways, as the majority of horses I ride are older therapy horses so a young 17.2 hh appendix is a good change up for me. Thanks again!
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    10-07-2011, 10:55 AM
Tcb, it really depends on experience and number of rides/per week in my area. Like my trainer (she's long term dressage trainer and judge) charges $40 for 3-4 rides, $35 for 5 rides/week. But she's truly an awesome trainer/rider with 35 years or experience (if not more). Depending on your area of course, but around here $15 - 20 would be fair I'd say (and I do remember I've seen ads couple of times with the price).
    10-07-2011, 03:37 PM
My trainer charges $25 per schooling ride. That seems reasonable to me (but yeah, I'd like to pay less)
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