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post #1 of 12 Old 08-23-2008, 01:02 AM Thread Starter
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Training Cost?

I was just wondering what the average training costs are where you guys are all from. I'm not talking about trail training but more specialized training.

I'm sending my stud to a trainer and it's $900 a month, which I think is pretty reasonable for a specialized trainer.
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post #2 of 12 Old 08-23-2008, 12:57 PM
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if you want to just get the basics.. theres a place in PA that can do it for $525 a month.. that includes board and training there.

There are other places that can go into the thousands for different things.
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post #3 of 12 Old 08-23-2008, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah that is about the same here as well. Usually between $450-$550 for basic training.
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post #4 of 12 Old 08-23-2008, 01:28 PM
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Does that include board costs?

That seems good. Are you close enough you can drop in and check on things. I'd never allow a horse to go off that a trainer won't let you come and see what's going on. I hear more horror stories about that!

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post #5 of 12 Old 08-23-2008, 01:36 PM
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yeah so do i.
The one place in PA, the woman insists that you go down and take lessons as your horse is being trained so the owner can see the horse change as well as riding the horse so that it will continue to go forward.

I know a few people that have sent their horses there and all of them have come back fully trained... though she does not do any show training.
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post #6 of 12 Old 08-23-2008, 01:56 PM
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Appy, where in PA and who is the trainer? I lived in Bucks Cty for nearly 20 years.

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post #7 of 12 Old 08-23-2008, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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The $900 is training and full board for my stallion for specialized reining training.
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post #8 of 12 Old 08-23-2008, 03:55 PM
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Average rate for AQHA trainers is $750 - $1000 and that is pretty much no matter what state for a "show horse" trainer.

The Hunter Trainers in our area start at $1000 and go to $1800, so they are higher in price.

$900 is a good average price for a "show quality" trainer anywhere. Good luck with your guy in reining!
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post #9 of 12 Old 08-23-2008, 11:02 PM
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yeah, I'd say it's around $1000 a month or so around here. (including board) At least to send to a trainer that teaching him a specific discipline.
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post #10 of 12 Old 08-24-2008, 01:45 PM
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When I was looking for place last spring I found the price range $600 - 850 here in MD. The one in VA was $1200, but I consider it WAY too much. I believe dressage and hunters/jumpers are more ($1000+ ). Of course, all include boarding and training.
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