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.
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.
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.
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.
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.