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        09-01-2009, 10:54 PM
      #11
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    Originally Posted by Spirithorse    
    kitten val: I definitely want to make things worth her money, which is why I'm kinda struggling with the price. Now I'm thinking $400/month however I don't have an indoor arena....so my work with the horse is dictated by the weather. But like I said, the owner knows this. I don't want to under-charge (for my own benefit) however I really don't want to over-charge her, I want everything to be just right. I'm not sure what the going rate is around here for training other than that one barn I mentioned earlier.
    $400 is not bad at all (at least around here, again may be different in your state ). The person close to me charges $650 for basic "trail" training and I'm not sure they even have outdoors (no indoors for sure). I also know she has enough clients. Lol!

    As for weather, Sep and Oct are usually the best months to ride, so I'm sure that won't be a problem.

    P.S. After reading iride's response I think he gave a great idea. Taking lessons with you during training would be a great benefit to both of them (horse and rider), and it would build those extra money as well.
         
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        09-01-2009, 11:22 PM
      #12
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    Excellent! Thank you both SO much! This has really helped me out, now I just have to make up a contract but I have a rough draft already, I just have to tweak some things.

    This horse is going to be a lot of fun! The owner told me she's pretty sure she will come off the trailer a fire breathing dragon. She gets REALLY nervous in new environments and will prance around, head high, all that fun stuff :) I love challenges, it definitely helps build my horsemanship skills, so I can't wait to see what this little mare has to teach me (and the owner!).
         
        09-02-2009, 08:42 AM
      #13
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    Originally Posted by Spirithorse    
    This horse is going to be a lot of fun! The owner told me she's pretty sure she will come off the trailer a fire breathing dragon. She gets REALLY nervous in new environments and will prance around, head high, all that fun stuff :) I love challenges, it definitely helps build my horsemanship skills, so I can't wait to see what this little mare has to teach me (and the owner!).
    Let us know how it'll go! I'm really curious about how long it'll take her to adjust to new place.
         
        09-02-2009, 10:35 AM
      #14
    Banned
    It is normal here to send a horse to a trainer and that trainer to work with the horse for the first two months and without you being present.
    In the 3rd month you are to ride the horse under the trainers supervision but only occasssionally. The cost can run close to $1000 per month. Board is normally $300-$400 so the actual training is broken down to $600-$700 for the training or divided by 30 $20 per day for his effort of riding the horse and they should be rode each and every day.
    Money is not that good if you look at it by the hour.
         
        09-02-2009, 12:16 PM
      #15
    mls
    Trained
    Another issue is insurance. Don't go by the 'oh they won't sue me if the horse gets hurt - or worse'.

    Also don't forget you could get hurt and your health or homeowners insurance would go after the client for payment.

    Crap happens.
         
        09-02-2009, 12:28 PM
      #16
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    Thanks guys :) This has all been very helpful.
         
        09-03-2009, 03:44 PM
      #17
    Weanling
    Around here england its roughly about£400 a mth including feed but I,d tell them to take out there own insurance and sign a disclaimer to cover you,remember evrybody are friends till something happens that's when the claims start
         

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