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post #1 of 7 Old 08-02-2008, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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Question on training prices

I know the price of training/breaking horses will vary from area to area also the price will vary depending on how much training etc.... but I was wondering what the average cost of breaking/training through the first 30 days is. today....4 years ago...It cost me $350 for the first 30 days of training on my mare who already had extensive ground work and had been ridden bareback with only a halter.
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post #2 of 7 Old 08-02-2008, 09:53 PM
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at my stable to get me to train your horse it was $600 for the first month.

almost 4 yrs before the when i took my old mare to be trained and she was "rideable" just crazy it cost me $1000 for almost 2 months.

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post #3 of 7 Old 08-02-2008, 10:17 PM
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Prices that I see are $600 a month on up, with most being in the 700 - 800 range, although I have seen 1000+. It really varies with where you are, who the trainer is, and what you are wanting to do with your horse.
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post #4 of 7 Old 08-02-2008, 10:45 PM
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My trainer does 150 a week. But how much training your horse gets per week depends on what mood he is in. Some get trained everyday and some get trained 3 times a week all for the same price. So always look into how many days a week or month they are getting trained. That's VERY important.
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post #5 of 7 Old 08-03-2008, 03:29 AM
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I'm from the NW US and there is a large fluctuation in prices in this area. You really need to do your homework to know if a trainer is worth what they are charging. My baseline training fee is $400/month and board is in addition to that, making the full package around $700/month.
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post #6 of 7 Old 08-03-2008, 07:00 AM
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With the price of feed and hay up so much, training around here is in the $700/mo range (including boarding).

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post #7 of 7 Old 08-03-2008, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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I had heard that the price of training had gone way up around here, I had thought though it was because of a lack of trainers. I live in a pretty small town with only one horse starting outfit.. The next nearest trainer is in the next town about a hour and a half away and of course they are booked solid pretty much year round. . I quess I will still plug along with my own training. The price of hay has stayed pretty much the same, between 30 and 40 dollars for round bales and about $4.00 for the small squares.
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