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post #1 of 9 Old 08-06-2013, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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What To Charge

My B/O recommended me to a friend of hers for training on her two horses.

Horse 1: Typical spoiled bad mannered, problem horse. In need of a tune up. Broke W/T/C. Lipazanner who supposedly does Western Pleasure.

Horse 2: Grade horse. Not sure if broke. Has sat on her bareback.

They would be trailered to my B/O's barn and she would pay board directly to the B/O.

I was thinking 25$ per horse per 'session' ride 3-4 days a week. Does this seem fair? The going rate for training is between 40-45/hr. I used to train but haven't done so professionally for a few years. I am kind of doing this as a favour to my B/O so I want it to be a relatively competitive price but not so cheap that it isn't worth it.

PS: If Horse #2 is not broke, I was thinking of raising price for said horse. If so what do you think is fair? I was thinking 30-35/hr.

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post #2 of 9 Old 08-08-2013, 01:44 PM
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I don't know about prices in your area but I paid $30/ride last year (the trainer was an experienced eventer often working with youngsters, and my horses are Training/1st level). I'd say $25 probably would be just right.

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post #3 of 9 Old 08-08-2013, 02:15 PM
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$25 would be a decent number since it's a bit of a favor...BUT, if horse #2 isn't broke at all, then I would offer a flat monthly rate, and that rate would be from $800-1,000, depending on the horse and what the monthly rate is there. You can't "start" a horse using an hourly rate...I would probably spend no less than 3 hours on just that horse the first 3-5 days depending on how it acts/recieves the training.
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post #4 of 9 Old 08-08-2013, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks all! Makes me feel much better, its hard sometimes to determine a fair price especially when it involves a friend.
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$You can't "start" a horse using an hourly rate...I would probably spend no less than 3 hours on just that horse the first 3-5 days depending on how it acts/recieves the training.
I agree, I am going to determine the horses level of training and go from there. As I have another full time job and I'm in the process of breaking in one of my own, if the horse hasn't been backed I will be recommending her to a trainer I have worked closely with in the past. Just not enough hours in the day sometimes!
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post #6 of 9 Old 08-08-2013, 04:49 PM
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They would be trailered to my B/O's barn and she would pay board directly to the B/O.
So the BO is covering the insurance?
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So the BO is covering the insurance?
Yes, the horse is insured under the B/Os insurance and I have my own personal injury insurance.
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The barn I'm at charged $350.00 a month for 3 hours a week to break my mule.
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post #9 of 9 Old 08-23-2013, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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The barn I'm at charged $350.00 a month for 3 hours a week to break my mule.
Where are you located? That is very inexpensive around here. I wouldn't trust anyone to train around here if they only charged 350$/mth.
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